Sports Mole's look ahead to a clash between struggling sides in Serie A as rock-bottom Chievo host an out-of-sorts AC Milan.
host AC Chievo Verona in Serie A this weekend with both sides desperate for three points to satisfy very different expectations after a poor start to the season. AC Milan
rock bottom of Serie A after winning just one of their first 11 matches, piling the pressure on coach to improve results. Giuseppe Sannino
The Flying Donkeys did show signs of rebuilding confidence in a
battling goalless draw at Bologna on Monday night, but have lost three successive home matches in recent weeks.
Sannino may choose to give
a rare start in attack after his positive impact from the bench against Bologna, but Boadu Maxwell Acosty is still unavailable in central defence through injury. Claiton
Milan meanwhile are still reeling from a stuttering start to the campaign, losing five matches to leave the Rossoneri 16 points off the Champions League places in mid-table.
is suspended for the trip to Verona, which leaves Mario Balotelli as the likely starter in attack ahead of Alessandro Matri and Kaka . Valter Birsa
will be desperate to avoid a hat-trick of defeats inside seven days, after conceding five goals in successive losses to Fiorentina and Barcelona across two competitions. Massimiliano Allegri Recent form Chievo: LLLLLD Milan: WDLDLL Possible starting lineups Chievo: Puggioni; Frey, Dainelli, Cesar; Sardo, Radovanov, L.Rigoni, Pamic, Estigarribia; Paloschi, Thereau Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Constant; Montolivo, de Jong, Muntari; Birsa, Kaka, Matri Sports Mole says: 1-2
Result: Parma beat AC Milan in topsy-turvy thriller