Milan and SPAL meet at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, in a match for this phase of the Coppa Italia (8th Finals). The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 31-10-2019, for Series A, Milan won by (1‑0). Suso (63 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
The house team will make its debut in this edition of Coppa Italia with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the house factor. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 13 goals scored and 14 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a win out with Cagliari by (0-2). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Milan won 2, drew 4 and lost 4. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 20 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
AC Milan comes to this match after a 0-2 victory against Cagliari, returning to the triumphs after three official games without tasting the taste of victory: the team’s goals were scored by Rafael Leão and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. This is the team’s first match for the Italian Cup. In this match against SPAL, coach Stefano Pioli should organize the team in a 4-4-2, with Rafael Leão and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the most advanced men of the home team. In the center of the field will be Calhanoglu, a fundamental player in the offensive process. Out of this game are Leo Duarte and Biglia, both with physical problems.
The visiting team reaches this stage of Coppa Italia (8th Finals) after having played previous qualifiers with: Lecce and FeralpiSalò. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 25 suffered; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 19 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a loss away with Fiorentina by (1‑0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, the SPAL won 1, drew 1 and lost 8. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only got 1 comeback.
SPAL comes to this match with a 1-0 loss to Fiorentina, adding the second consecutive loss in this Italian championship. Keep in mind that visitors have won only 2 of the last 10 games. In the last round of the Italian Cup, the visiting club eliminated FeralpiSalo and Lecce. In this match against AC Milan, a team with several individual values, coach Leonardo Semplici must present a defensive team, waiting for the opponent in his defensive midfield. Andrea Petagna is the top scorer of SPAL in this competition, with 6 goals scored. For this game, the coach cannot count on Mohamed Fares and D’Alessandro, both with physical problems.