2019-20 Coppa Italia – Juventus vs AC Milan Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Juventus vs AC Milan taking place? Wednesday 4th March, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Juventus vs AC Milan taking place? Allianz Stadium

What television channel is Juventus vs AC Milan on? BT Sport have the rights to Coppa Italia matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Juventus vs AC Milan? If the match is televised on BT Sport, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Juventus vs AC Milan? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE TEAM NEWS

JUVENTUS

  • A stoppage-time penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo levelled the score in the first leg and Juventus, whose league match against Inter was postponed at the weekend due to coronavirus, will now be looking to book their place in the final for the fifth time in six seasons.
  • Other than centre-back Merim Demiral, who is out for the rest of the season, boss Maurizio Sarri has a strong squad to pick from although Cristiano Ronaldo may miss out as he has flown away to be with his mother who has been hospitalised.
  • Aaron Ramsey and Blaise Matuidi could both be recalled in midfield after starting on the bench against Lyon in the Champions League last Wednesday, while ex-Milan duo Mattia De Sciglio and Gonzalo Higuain are also options for Sarri.

AC MILAN

  • AC Milan have not been in action since their 1-1 draw at Fiorentina one and a half weeks ago, but they have only lost one of their last 11 games in all competitions and are bidding to lift the Coppa Italia for the first time since 2003
  • No.1 goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be risked as he has not yet fully recovered from the injury he sustained against Fiorentina, so January signing Asmir Begovic is set for his full debut in what will be a baptism of fire for the Bournemouth loanee.
  • On top of injuries, coach Stefano Pioli is also missing three players through suspension as Theo Hernandez was sent off in the first leg while Samu Castillejo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both collected their second bookings, so Davide Calabria, Rafael Leao and Lucas Paqeuta could all come in.

THE PREDICTION

Juventus have won each of their last 13 Coppa Italia matches in Turin – two of them against AC Milan. The 13-time winners are also unbeaten at the Allianz Stadium this season and with Milan missing a few key players because of either injury or suspension, Juve should maintain that record and progress to another final with victory on Wednesday, although the potential loss of Ronaldo will be a concern to them.

TSZ Latest