Spezia vs Milan
Milan will be hoping to bounce back from their Champions League defeat when they face Spezia at Stadio Alberto Picco on Saturday. Despite their struggles, Milan are still in a good position to secure a top-four finish in Serie A this season. On the other hand, Spezia is currently struggling, with only one win in their last 16 league matches. Additionally, they have failed to score in seven of their last nine home games, which does not bode well for them in this matchup.
Spezia’s star striker, M’Bala Nzola, is set to return to the starting lineup after a minor fitness issue. Nzola has scored almost half of Spezia’s goals in Serie A this season, and he will be looking to add to his tally against Milan. However, Spezia has gone winless in eight straight league matches leading up to this game, and they could register their longest-ever streak without a win in Serie A if they fail to win this one.
Milan has been struggling in Serie A this year, with only 46% of their points coming in 2023. Despite this, they are still favorites to win this game. The team is unbeaten in their last 17 away league matches against sides starting the round in the bottom three, and they will be looking to continue this impressive record against Spezia.
Theo Hernandez is the player to watch for Milan, having scored four goals in Serie A this season, including one against Spezia in the reverse fixture. Rafael Leao and Ismael Bennacer’s fitness is in doubt, but Milan still has a strong squad even without them.
Injuries will be a significant concern for Spezia, with several key players still in the treatment room, while Milan will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic and may have to cope without Leao and Bennacer.
Overall, Milan will be looking to secure a crucial victory to boost their chances of a top-four finish. Spezia has struggled to find form and will have a tough time against Milan, who will be keen to bounce back after their Champions League disappointment.