In this first match of Italian Serie A 15th round on Friday evening in Sicily, will play two neighbors on the table, the eight placed Catania and the ninth AC Milan, who has one point less. But on the other hand, the popular “Rossoneri” for the last five years are unbeaten from Catania.
In Sicily last season it was 1-1, while at the San Siro, AC Milan celebrated with even 4:0.
Catania can certainly boast that this season provides a much better party than last year, which, after all, confirms their current eighth position on the table.
In the last 14 rounds players of coach Marana were very good at home, where they have lost only from a leader Juventus and drew in a duel with a big rival Napoli, while the remaining five games they have won.
On the other hand, appearances of Catania away were not anywhere near as the home ones,because they are one of a few teams in Serie A that still does not have any single victory on the side, so it is no surprise that the last weekend in a Sicilian derby at Palermo, they lost with 3-1.
Coach Maran this time has some big problems with assembling the team, especially after a match with Palermo when the third yellow card received standard defender Gender and striker Gomez, while injured experienced midfielder Izco has join the list of injured players from before like the midfielders Biagianti and Sciacca and attacker Bergessio.
Catania Probable lineup : Andujar – Alvarez, Legrottaglie, Bellusci, Marchese – Lodi, Almiron, Castro – Barrientos, Doukara, Morimoto
Unlike Catania, players of AC Milan last weekend at home come to a very important three points in the derby against the reigning champion, and the currently leading team in Serie A, Juventus.However,from a doubtful penalty from which the Brazilian Robinho has scored the only goal on the match.
Milan has significantly improved his game in the last three games, which proves an away game against Napoli, where they played very bravely and finally came to a draw of 2-2, a few days later in the Champions League Rossoneri came to a very important victory against Anderlecht 3-1,which actually and ensure them a placement in the next round.
Certainly with these recent games,confidence is high at AC Milan,and this time at Sicily against Catania they will also try to win a game,and win another three points,and to get closes to places which leads in the European competitions.
However,AC Milan´s coach Allegri once again will have a lot of problems with the first team,since Pato is doubtful,while Abate, Antonini, Bonera, Vila, Mesbah,Muntari, Ambrosini and Traore are out while Mario Yepes is suspended.
AC Milan probable lineup : Abbiati – De Sciglio, Mexes, Zapata, Constant –de Jong, Montolivo, Nocerino – Boateng – Robinho, El Shaarawy
Match Prediction : We belive that AC Milan wont lose this one,however,since the both coaches preffer a offensive style of game, therefore it should be expected to see a lot of goals in Sicily.Over 2,5 goals.