The Rossoneri have not won in the league since February 27, when they defeated Torino 1-0 at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, and they go into this fixture on the back of a 2-1 defeat away to Atalanta, prompting more speculation about the future of their coach Sinisa Mihajlovic. Currently the Diavolo are sixth in the Serie A table with 49 points after 31 matches.
The Bianconeri won 1-0 against Empoli in the previous round of league action thanks to a solitary goal from Mario Mandzukic, who scored his first goal for Juve since December 2015. Massimiliano Allegri’s team have won their last five Serie A games and now they have 73 points for this season, leading Napoli in the Scudetto chase by a four-point margin.
A Paulo Dybala goal was enough to give Juventus the three points when they faced AC Milan in Week 13 and the Bianconeri have not lost to the Rossoneri since November 2012, when a Robinho penalty was enough to give the Milanese side a 1-0 victory.
Andrea Bertolacci will miss this game for Milan after picking up his fifth yellow card for the season and must serve a one-match suspension while M’Baye Niang will miss out because of an injury to his ankle. Keisuke Honda is expected to make his return to the Rossoneri starting line-up after missing the defeat to Atalanta.
Sami Khedira still has one more match to serve of his suspension while Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini are unavailable for Juventus because of muscular injuries.
Form Guide: AC Milan (W-L-D-D-L) Juventus (W-W-W-W-W)
Expected Starting XIs
AC Milan: Donnarumma; Abate, Zapata, Romagnoli, Antonelli; Honda, Kucka, Montolivo, Bonaventura; Bacca, Luiz Adriano
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Rugani; Lichsteiner, Sturaro, Marchisio, Pogba, Evra; Mandzukic, Morata
Infographic courtesy of Sporticos.com.