AC Milan vs Atalanta
10th January 2024
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
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AC Milan form analysis
Milan have shown inconsistent form in their past five Serie A matches. On 9th December, they suffered a disappointing 2-3 away loss to Atalanta despite overturning Lookman’s 38th minute opener through Giroud and Jović goals in the 45th and 80th minutes. A late winner from Muriel in the 90th minute condemned them to defeat. They responded perfectly on 17th December with an emphatic 3-0 home win over Monza thanks to goals from Reijnders, Šimić and Okafor. However, their momentum stalled on 23rd December as they were held to a 2-2 away draw by Salernitana, giving up the lead twice before Jović rescued a point with a 90th minute equalizer.
Milan returned to winning ways on 30th December with a narrow 1-0 home victory over Sassuolo courtesy of Pulišić’s 59th minute winner. Most recently, on 7th January, they earned an impressive 0-3 away win at Empoli through goals from Loftus-Cheek, Giroud and Traorè to get their push for Champions League qualification back on track. Overall, Milan have shown they can score goals regularly but fixing defensive issues that have seen them concede in 4 of their last 5 must be the priority.
Atalanta form analysis
Atalanta have shown strong but slightly inconsistent form over their past five Serie A matches. On 9th December, they claimed an impressive 3-2 home win over AC Milan, overturning a Giroud equalizer through goals from Lookman and a late Muriel winner to grab the three points. They followed that up with a dominant 4-1 home win against Salernitana on 19th December. Responding well after conceding early to score through Muriel, Pasalic, De Ketelaere and Miranchuk.
However, their momentum was halted on 23rd December with a disappointing 0-1 away loss to Bologna after conceding late to Ferguson. Atalanta bounced back with a narrow 1-0 home victory over Lecce on 30th December thanks to Lookman’s 58th minute goal. Most recently on 8th January, they played out a 1-1 away draw with Roma. Responding quickly after taking the lead through Koopmeiners by conceding an equalizing penalty to Dybala. Overall, Atalanta have shown capacity to score goals regularly. But their defensive vulnerability remains an issue that must be addressed. If they are to solidify a Champions League place this term. Tightening up defensively could help stabilize positive results more consistently.