18:45 GMT 31 March 2018
There will be many European football fans happy to see the back of the final international break of the season, not least Italian fans. Serie A returns and two of the big boys are in action on Saturday evening as Juventus welcome Gennaro Gattuso’s AC Milan side to Turin. The hosts are looking to extend their lead at the top as they chase another title while Milan are holding onto sixth with a chance of Champions League qualification.
In the last 10 Serie A meetings between these two sides, AC Milan have won just one and there hasn’t been a single draw, meaning Juventus have won the other nine. This includes the one back in October where two Higuaín goals either side of half-time led to a 2-0 win. Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings between the sides, however, there hasn’t been over 3.5 goals in the last eight fixtures.
A win for Juventus would see them take another big step towards the Scudetto but without Alex Sandro, and possibly Giorgio Chiellini, in the backline, they will be weaker than usual. Juan Cuadrado’s return will provide some much-needed pace on the flanks.
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Milan must avoid defeat to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive and with Ignazio Abate coming back into the squad, he will provide defensive strength as well as an attacking presence. Latest matches: AC Milan
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This is Juventus’ match to lose in front of their own supporters and they should have too much quality for AC Milan on Saturday night. The visitors won’t be easy to beat, as they haven’t been under Gattuso, but this is expected to be one step too far for the five-time European champions.
31 March 2018 - 18:45 GMT
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