Milan try to stave off the crisis on Wednesday, December 13, in their debut match at the Italian Cup in their 2017/2018 season. At the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan, you will receive the Verona. The match is valid for the fourth phase of the competition and starts scheduled for 17:45 (Brasília time).
The regulation establishes the definition of the match in only one match at this stage of the competition. Thus, if there is a tie will be carried out an extension of 30 minutes and the same persistence the decision will be made in charges of penalties.
Milan’s recent performance
The Milanese won on Sunday, December 10, their first win since Gennaro Gattuso. After a draw with Benevento (2 to 2) and defeat to Rijeka (2 to 0), the new captain can celebrate his first success against Bologna (2 to 1). The clash was part of the schedule of the sixteenth round of the Italian Championship and left the red-black closest to the zone of classification for European competitions.
With 24 points (seven wins, three draws and six defeats), Milan are seventh in the Italian Serie A. They are three fewer than Sampdoria, who in the sixth place closes the block of teams that would get places in continental tournaments. However, Samp made a match less than the Milanese.
The club’s situation is far below what was expected after heavy investment in hiring. Therefore, the crisis, which has been softened by Sunday’s victory, may return with even greater force if the team fails to confirm their favoritism in the Italian Cup.
For the match, Gattuso has two medical doubts to define the team. The biggest of them is in relation to the Turkish midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu (12 games in the Italian Championship 2017/2018, no goal), one of the signings for the season. A calf injury took him out of the last three games. You will need to undergo a new medical evaluation to see if you will be available to the new coach for the first time.
In addition to him, defender Andrea Conti (two games, no goal) is also in the ward. In that case, embezzlement is of minor importance since it is not a holder, but an athlete who is usually related only to the reserve bank.
The current form of Verona
The main battlefield of Verona is even the Italian Championship. After giving a ‘pass’ in Serie B, the team has returned to Serie A, but again is threatened with relegation. Also came on the field on Sunday and was in the tie, 2-2, against Spal, away from home.
He went on to add 10 points (two wins, four draws and ten losses). It occupies the nineteenth (penultimate) place in the classification. It has two points less than the Crotone, seventeenth placed and first out of the region of the sticking.
The Italian Cup has been an exception in the bad season of Verona. The team made their debut in the competition in the second phase dispatching Avelino. At home, he scored 3-1. The best result, however, was in stage three against Chievo, also the First Division. After a 1-1 draw in regulation time and goalless equality in extra time, he won the penalty shootout.
Coached by coach Fabio Pecchia, Verona also have a doubt in the midfield for the duel of this Wednesday. Mattia Zaccagni (six matches in the 2017/2018 Italian Championship without a goal) is recovering from injury.
History of the matches Milan vs Verona
The duels involving the teams reach a dozen. Milan won five of them. Verona won twice, including their most recent match in April 2016. The draws were five.
Milan is definitely not a reliable team. It has listed incredible stumbles not only in the Italian League but also in the Europa League. However, Verona, with much more limited resources, is even worse. Therefore, the guess of the owners of the house ends up being the best option for the match. The price is 1.32 in Rivalo. Draw returns 4.80. Successful visitor rents 8.50 for each real invested.