Milan vs Udinese by Enzo
Milan took a clear victory last Wednesday evening when the team managed to defeat Palermo away from home with a 2:0 result. It was their third straight victory in all competitions, as the team obviously started playing much more fluid and has obviously way better atmosphere inside the locker room.
Their victory came in quite an easy way, since Bacca opened the scoreline in nineteenth minute, while Niang sealed the victory in 33rd from the penalty spot. Till the end of the match, guests remained better, however without the change at the scoreline. At the same time, it was their seventh consecutive match without a defeat, as the team now approached to European ticket placed Roma to only two points difference. After a victory inlocal derby last weekend, their morale is much better and surely they all aim for another three pointer now. Milan should be playing in 4-4-2 formation with Niang and Bacca as strikers. Goalkeepeer Diego Lopez (8/0), central defender Rodrigo Ely (3/0) and forward Luiz Adriano (18/3) are injured. Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic probably doesn't want to change anything in his starting lineup as long as they are on a right path.
Udinese, on the other side, took a point in their away game against Empoli few days ago, managing to snatch a draw in a 1:1 game. Overall, there is no doubt that their hosts from Empoli were far better, but it simply wasn't their day since they missed few great chances, including a penalty kick earlier in the second half. Visitors took the lad via Zapata in 23rd, but that was almost all they managed to do upfront, while the hosts took over the initiative and looked way more threatening.
As said, they missed plenty of chances, but still managed to somehow equalize in last moments of the game via Pucciarelli. After all, for sure that a home victory would be much more fairer result. This is kinda postive result for Udinese, but the team continues their winless streak, which now streches to five consecutive games during which they have scored only three goals. Udinese is set to play in 3-5-2 formation with Zapata and Thereau as their strikers. Danilo and Molla Wague have served their suspensions and will be back in starting lineup. Offensive midfielder Alexander Merkel (1/0), left back Giovanni Pasquale (3/0) and central defender Maurizio Domizzi (2/0) are all injured out, but without much influence this season anyway.
Milan is now just two points below fifth placed Roma and with the team looking better and better, I can't see them making a setback in front of own fans. On contrary, I expect them to dominate from the first till the last minute and get a convincing victory over less then modest team from Udine.