MN: Probable Milan XI to face Bologna – Pioli should not stray from a winning side

By Ben Dixon -

Similarly to reports before AC Milan’s fixture against Udinese, reports in the lead-up to the clash against Bologna suggest that there will be few, if any, changes from the side that beat Udinese.

MilanNews writes that Milan have found consistency in their results, and with that should come a consistent team selection. Especially given there have been no casualties recently on the injury front. 

As such, Mike Maignan will start in goal and be defended by the common four: Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Matteo Gabbia and Theo Hernandez. Whilst there have been goals conceded, there is confidence in their abilities as a unit. 

In midfield, Tijjani Reijnders and Yacine Adli will shield the back line. However, if Ismael Bennacer is fit following his return from the African Cup of Nations he could start. 

It comes as no surprise that Christian Pulisic and Rafael Leao will start on the wings. However, Stefano Pioli is likely to name Ruben Loftus-Cheek behind Olivier Giroud in an attempt to be more aggressive from the get-go.

Probable Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Hernandez; Reijnders, Adli; Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Leao; Giroud.

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    1. Bologna is a tough squad and we can’t afford to drop any points right now. Have to put our best out there. Plus I don’t think Pioli wants to mess with what’s working right now. But if anybody could use a rest it’s Reijnders. If Bennacer is healthy enough Reijnders could use a game off.

    1. Move on from the past, old man. I see two names and both are no longer at Milan lol. Miserable soul. Do not even reinforcement my statement by saying anything. Just move on.

    2. What is kessie playing in afcon absolutely rubbish since he left Milan no stability in his game anymore so it’s a lost lost for both parties

  1. Have no fear my man Olivier Giroud is here .
    This line up is class …I expect us to win .
    Olivier Giroud to score again .., don’t bet against it .
    Olivier to score 20 goals this season’s possible.
    He still has a great hunger and desire to succeed.
    We have a great coach in pioli ..
    I have never doubted him or our team .
    Keep pioli ,,that’s essential if we want to win the scuddeto again …
    We are doing very well at the moment ..Loftus cheek
    Is a great asset to have ..with pulisic Rafeol leao and Olivier Giroud as the trident …We are the best
    We are AC Milan .

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