Prematch: Milan vs Cremonese

AC Milan eyeing victory against La Cremo as race for top-four finish intensifies

Published: May 1, 2023 11:08


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Serie A
03 May 21:00

In short

After drawing with Roma last time out, AC Milan are back at it against La Cremo looking for victory and to push themselves closer toward top four finishing position. Kickoff for this midweek clash takes place Wednesday May 3rd at 20:00 (GMT+1).

Cremonese Draws Against Verona Despite Playing With 10 Men, Hoping to Keep AC Milan at Bay

On Sunday, Cremonese secured a 1-1 draw against Verona despite playing much of the second half with only 10 men on the pitch. La Cremo are currently in 19th position with 20 points from 3 wins, 11 draws, 11 defeats, 18 losses and zero victories out of two matches LWWLD before playing AC Milan this Wednesday evening. La Cremo are hoping to keep AC Milan at bay once more after doing so last time out; unfortunately their defense has now allowed 58 goals in 32 matches [1.81 GPG]. Davide Ballardini should continue with Daniel Ciofani and David Okereke attacking for Cremonese; unfortunately Giacomo Quagliata [R.62′] is out due to his red card against Verona this midweek clash against AC Milan.

AC Milan Face Grigiorossi in Race for Top Four Finish After 1-1 Draw with Roma

AC Milan were unable to overcome Roma and had to settle for a 1-1 draw following an intense encounter. Tammy Abraham thought he had secured victory for Roma with an injury-time goal, only for Alexis Saelemaekers [90’+7], who earlier failed to convert a clear-cut chance, to restore equilibrium for Rossoneri. Milan remains unbeaten through their last five matches (WDDWD), yet have dropped from fourth to fifth place after collecting 57 points through 16 Wins, 9 Draws, and 7 Losses. AC Milan currently sits fourth in the standings, tied on points with Inter and Roma respectively – meaning Wednesday will provide them with an opportunity to gain ground on both opponents as the race for a top four finish heats up. AC Milan were unable to defeat La Cremo in the reverse fixture, which ended goallessly. Stefano Pioli acknowledged after their 1-1 draw against Roma: “This week has started well, but now with Cremonese all other teams are having difficulties.” “To break into the top four, we need to accelerate,” Pioli noted. He is expected to use a similar 4–2–3-1 formation against Grigiorossi on Wednesday night. Olivier Giroud will likely lead his side’s attack from the front, while Brahim Diaz (who has struggled recently) could form part of a trio behind Giroud. Rafael Leao and Ismael Bennacer could join Diaz on the attacking end of midfield as potential partners to attack opposing teams’ backline.

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