Week 21 Preview: Empoli – Milan

Empoli Milan

Week 21 sees Milan travel to visit Riccardo Saponara and Empoli. The Tuscan team lie one point behind Milan, have lost only 2 of their last 10 and have Massimo Maccarone still in good form. Milan’s form remains unpredictable. The week 20 win against Fiorentina was a hopeful one but uncertainty remains, both in the transfer market and team sale and also in the fate of coach Mihajlovic.

Boateng’s form has been hailed as a surprise after good play and the goal against Fiorentina but he will need to show it for longer for it to make a true difference. With only few days remaining in the market there might not be much more activity so all the current players need to perform well into the spring if this team has any chance of finishing 5th or above.

Versus Empoli the defense looks like it is going to be an expected one with Antonelli, Romagnoli, Alex and Abate and Donnarumma in goal. Bonaventura, Bertolacci, Montolivo and Honda will keep their place, as will Niang and Bacca. Adriano has returned from a failed China move and is in the squad, as is Balotelli. Mexes however, doesn’t make the bench.

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