Juventus victory over Roma ensured that they will be “Winter champions”, the virtual title for the club at at the half way stage in the season. The Bianconeri are now 7 points ahead of Roma, and this makes them the only candidates to win the Scudetto once again.
Milan have dropped 5 points in their last two games, but their campaign has still be full of positives. They are only one point adrift of third place, which was their aim for the season.
While the Lega Calcio should surely be blamed for the scheduling of this game (meaning two Serie A games were postponed just to make room for it), AC Milan also haven’t covered themselves in glory after failing to turn up in Doha on time. Not only they have put the match in doubt of being played, they will, if the match goes ahead, have little time to prepare for the game. Place your on bet on Naijabet.com
Juve are in a better form and will already be accustomed to the climate of Doha, and they are simply a better team than Milan at the moment.
The Rossoneri did manage to beat their rivals in the league, but at that point they were riding on different enthusiasm and had a whole stadium supporting them. Expect Juve to control the pace of the game and get the victory in the 90 minutes.
Juventus – Massimiliano Allegri should stick with the 4-3-1-2 which seems to have brought the best out of Miralem Pjanic at Juventus.
Daniele Rugani and Giorgio Chiellini did well against Roma so they are favourite to start ahead of Medhi Benatia.
The Argentinian duo of Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala should finally be able to start, with Mario Mandzukic sitting out this time. You can now credit your Naijabet.com account with *737*50*Amount*46# direct from your Gtbank account
AC Milan – Milan’s flight was delayed due to technical problems with the plane and the club failed to find alternatives, which means the Rossoneri will have less time to train and adapt to the climate of Doha.
Vincenzo Montella has a few doubts over his team selection, with Mbaye Niang a possibility to start in the front three, which would then push Giacomo Bonaventura down into midfield. However, Andrea Bertolacci is favourite for the midfield role with Bonaventura in the front three.
Carlos Bacca might play in his last game for Milan here, with a January move away expected.