Massimiliano Allegri says that he is expecting a tough test from AC Milan as Juventus head into the game looking to maintain their winning run.
Even after having won several consecutive league titles, Juventus remain as the strong favourite for the 2016-17 league title. A game against Milan would probably rank as one of the easiest in the Juventus fixture list, as AC Milan have never really threatened against the top teams in the last couple of years. Financial difficulties, though, meant that the club finally changed ownership from Silvio Berlusconi to Chinese investors.
Milan have been linked with top names in the last few months, although the club are yet to make a significant investment in the transfer window. Manager Vincenzo Montella has managed to revive the form of the team even without substantial investment from the owners. After having managed three consecutive victories, Milan will have a lot of confidence flowing through their veins in addition to the home advantage. Incredibly, the club are just a couple of points behind table leaders Juventus this season. Allegri has seen enough from the opposition to suggest that Milan are now once again on the way to becoming a force in Italian football.
Juventus have suffered only one defeat this season and, surprisingly, it has come at the San Siro against Inter Milan.”I have to congratulate Milan, because they’re having a great championship. They have some good young players who will be the future of the Italy team.Milan-Juventus matches are always very close. Against Inter, we went out as favourites and we got a good whack. We have a lot of respect for Milan. They’re a young team, they’re strong. They deserve second place, but the season is long. The only one we can bring back is Mandzukic. Chiellini won’t be there, with a view to him being available for Wednesday. Neither will Pjaca,” said Allegri.