Milan and Atalanta meet forces at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, in a match for the 36 th round of Serie A. In the last direct encounter for this edition of the league, on 22‑12‑2019, Atalanta won at home by (5‑ 0). The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 1 and tied 3. but the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 23‑09‑2018, for the Serie A, who ended in a draw by (2‑2). The goals of the match were scored by G. Higuaín (2 ‘) and G. Bonaventura (61’), for Milan, and A. Gómez (54 ‘) and E. Rigoni (90′), for Atalanta. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 7th and 4th in the league table, it is actually a match between the 13th ranked in home matches and the 2nd away match.
After 10 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses, the home team is currently in 7th position, with 36 points won. In their last match, they lost in a home match against Genoa by (1‑2), after in the previous match they had tied (1‑1) away, in a match against Fiorentina. This is a team that usually achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, since it conquered 19 points away and 17 in its stadium, with 15 goals scored and 19 suffered as a visitor, against 13 goals scored and 15 suffered at home. In their last 10 home games for the championship, Milan won 3, tied 5 and lost 2, winning 14 points in 30 possible. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 26 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 13 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (16’ ‑ 30 ‘).
AC Milan come to this day with a 1-2 victory on the trip to the Sassuolo stadium, which added their third consecutive victory in the league: the team’s two goals were scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With this triumph, the local club managed to temporarily reach European places. In this game against Atalanta, coach Stefano Pioli must privilege a play style of possession and search for flank spaces. Against Rebic, Alexis Saelemaekers and Zlatan Ibrahimovic must form the attacking front of the local club. The first player cited is the top scorer, with 11 goals scored. Outside this game are Lé Duarte, Musacchio and Castillejo, all with physical problems.
After 14 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is currently in 4th position, with 48 points won. In their last match, they beat Lecce away by (2‑7), after in the previous match they had won at home, in a match against Roma, by (2‑1). This is a team that tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since it conquered 28 points away and 20 in its stadium, with 37 goals scored and 15 suffered as a visitor, against 33 goals scored and 19 suffered at home. The team comes to this match after an away win against Valencia by (3‑4). For the championship, Atalanta conquered 19 points in 30 possible, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 games that they played as a visitor. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of the last 13 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 25 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times, but managed the comeback in 5.
Atalanta’s team comes to this match with a 1×0 victory over Bologna, thus returning to victories after the draw with Verona: the team’s only goal was scored by Luis Muriel. With this win, the visiting club temporarily returned to second place in the leaderboard. On this visit to AC Milan, coach Gian Piero Gasperini must act with a bold strategy, seeking only the counterattack to exploit the rival’s back. Forward Luis Muriel is the great star of the visiting club, being the top scorer, with 18 goals scored. Josip Ilicic is one of the absent players in this game, due to injury.