Milan promptly ricocheted back from a disheartening thrashing to Scudetto challengers Juventus a week ago, with successive home successes over Torino allied and cup.
The two groups initially met on Saturday night at San Siro, with Milan putting their first Serie A annihilation of the period behind them civility of a 2-0 triumph chose by strikes from the flexible Rafael Leao and midfield lynchpin Franck Kessie, who dependably scored from the spot.
A moderately guideline win for the injury-hit Rossoneri was fundamentally set apart by the arrival of their transcending charm Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the end minutes.
Only days after the fact, Ibrahimovic made his first beginning in almost two months, as Milan required a punishment shoot-out to at last improve of a similar resistance and book their spot in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals making sure about a heavenly tie against city rivals Inter.
At the Sardegna Arena on Monday night, ‘Lord Zlatan’ ought to be prepared to recover his Serie A seat, as he hopes to get from the latest relevant point of interest having hit the net twelve times in only seven matches. Moreover, Hakan Calhanoglu, who has only one league goal up until this point yet has laid on six assist and made incalculable different chances, is additionally expected back in the team after a new lower leg issue.
The pair who are so necessary to the club’s expectations of at last closure Juve’s homegrown authority this season could help Stefano Pioli’s side to approach a club record this week. Milan have now scored in every one of their last 18 away games in Serie A
Ibrahimovic has additionally scored in every one of his last six league games against Cagliari, so it likely could be the ideal time for the Swedish whiz to make his Seria A rebound. Wavering near the very edge of emergency, Cagliari are endeavoring to rise up out of an agonizing run of structure that has left them sixteenth in the standings and in danger of being sucked into the crush of a relegation fight.
Previous Roma mentor Eusebio Di Francesco’s group frequently please the eye, yet are too weak in defense. The Isolani’s last group triumph goes back to early November and tolerance with their administrator’s protestations is steadily wearing ragged.
Additionally disposed of from the Coppa Italia on Thursday serenely beaten 3-1 by Atalanta’s shadow side at the Gewiss Stadium. Cagliari have lost every one of their last four Serie A matches, which speaks to their most noticeably terrible run since 2013.
The difference with 2019-20 is distinct, as after 17 matches last season, the Sardinians were on 29 points this year they have totalled 14 in the equal time frame.
Gifted winger Riccardo Sottil a scorer in the cup exit during the week has freely asserted the crew are persuaded that Di Francesco can make something happen and will keep the confidence.
On Monday, Cagliari should energize together and show all their aggregate strength, as the club have won just one of their last 16 home games against Milan, losing nine.
Positively not the best an ideal opportunity to invite league pioneer Milan to Sardinia for the hapless home side, it is difficult to perceive how Cagliari can get anything out of this game. With key men returning into the crew, the Rossoneri can end Serie A eighteenth match with a success to keep one stride in front of the pursuing pack. Hence, we predict a win for AC Milan.