Milan - Juve: No Dybala, No Khedira, Balotelli in?

06 April at 10:23

With only four days to go, Saturday's Matchday 32 Derby between Milan and Juventus could spring up a couple of surprises. AC Milan Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic may not be doing his health much good, but he is set to start Mario Balotelli, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Rosea has another fascinating insight: SuperMario hasn't faced Juventus since his Inter days, back in 2010. His head-to-head with the Bianconeri is promising, with three wins, a draw and two defeats... and four goals scored.

The Italian attacker would be Carlos Bacca's partner in the Rossoneri's 4-4-2, whilst Juraj Kucka and Andrea Poli will take over in the middle. Remember that Riccardo Montolivo and Andrea Bertolacci (suspended) won't be available, whilst Keisuke Honda and Giacomo Bonaventura will be on the wings. Mihajlovic has some doubts about his central defensive pairing, with Alex and Cristian Zapata competing to partner Alessio Romagnoli.

What about Juventus? La Stampa writes that the Bianconeri hope to have Paulo Dybala and Sami Khedira back, but that it will be difficult for both to make it. The German international is waiting for his suspension to be overruled, otherwise Roberto Pereyra and Simone Sturaro are ready to step in. 

Dybala, on the other hand, will do his best up until the very end to make it, but Allegri doesn't want to run any un-necessary risks. The Alvaro Morata - Mario Mandzukic pairing is ready in attack, with Simone Zaza the outsider. 

At the back, on the other hand, Giorgio Chiellini and Martin Caceres are out, but Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro are set to return. Coach Allegri will now have to decide whether he will keep the 3-5-2 with Daniele Rugani, or to return to a four-man defence. 


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