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AC Milan v Atalanta Prediction

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AC Milan v Atalanta Prediction

AC Milan will look to put one hand on the title as they welcome Atalanta to the San Siro this weekend with the league leaders needing only to match the results of city rivals Inter Milan in the final two games.

A win for AC and a loss for Inter against relegation-fighting Cagliari would seal the deal for the 18-time champions and subsequently bring them to level with Inter on 19 titles each once more. It would also be the club's first league title in 11 years after falling short by only six points last season. Now, however, they've perfectly combined youth with experience, and their fantastic squad depth has bode extremely well this late into the season, while only having to fight for the title and not within Europe has also massively helped.

Milan are also coming off the back of three wins in a row since their damning defeat to rivals Inter in the Coppa Italia. Although a sting in their armour on the domestic front, with an excellent 2-1 win away to Lazio, a narrow victory over Fiorentina and a stunning 3-1 comeback win against Hellas Verona last weekend, Milan have been exceptional ever since that derby defeat. They've won games by defensive excellence, attacking strength, and overall, in a structure led by Stefano Pioli that has brought in very professional wins towards the end of the season when many thought they could falter.

Atalanta, however, have had a torrid season. They did beat Spezia 3-1 last time out with Luis Muriel scoring once more, but this has only kept them in eighth, and a Champions League spot is mathematically impossible, while they'll also need the likes of Lazio and Roma to drop points in order for them to achieve a Europa League status for next season. Atalanta's usual goalscoring expertise has been their downfall this season, as the club have only managed to net 65 goals in 36 games this season, which has seen them get outscored by three teams in the league having previously been Serie A's top-scoring side for three straight seasons.

AC Milan team news

Sandro Tonali started and played the 90 minutes with two vital goals against Hellas Verona last time out. Franck Kessie is set to stay here as well, with Ante Rebic and Alessandro Florenzi likely on the bench. Oliver Giroud is expected up top by himself once again, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is available off the bench. Ismael Bennacer should get some minutes too, but Fikayo Tomori should start at centre-back with Theo Hernandez at left-back too. Maignan will remain in goal, as Rafael Leao, Krunic and likely Saelemaekers remain in the attacking midfield options.

Atalanta team news

Luis Muriel is expected to remain up top, as Mario Pasalic and Roman Malinovskyi likely remain in the number 10 spots behind the prolific Colombian. Maehle, Freuler, Koopmeiners and Davide Zappacosta should play in midifled. Djimsiti, Palomino, and de Roon are all expetced in the back three here as well, with Musso in goal still. There is a chance Jeremie Boga and Valentin Mihaila get in the side as well, with Hans Hateboer also competing for a starting role. Merih Demiral is back now and he could feature at some stage too.

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