AC Milan v Sassuolo on Matchday 20 of the 2022/23 Serie A campaign has grown in importance for the reigning champions after defeat to Lazio on Tuesday night left the Rossoneri’s hopes of retaining their crown hanging by a thread.
Napoli are now 12 points ahead of the Diavolo and might even fear more for their Champions League qualification chances, had Juventus not received a 15-point deduction for allegedly inflating transfer values, with the Biancocelesti, AS Roma and Atalanta closing in.
AC Milan v Sassuolo: Predicted line-ups
The defensive absences for the Rossoneri are the biggest concern for coach Stefano Pioli, despite facing a Sassuolo team lacking their previous attacking threat, with Fikayo Tomori limping off against Lazio to join the growing numbers in the Milan medical room.
A struggling Neroverdi side may have to continue with 41-year-old Gianluca Pegolo in goal if first-choice Andrea Consigli has still not returned from injury, but the absence of striker Andrea Pinamonti will be easier to cope with, after just three league goals this term.
AC Milan predicted XI v Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu, Calabria, Kalulu, Kjaer, Dest; Tonali, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.
Sassuolo predicted XI v AC Milan (4-3-3): Pegolo; Toljan, Erlic, Ferrari, Rogerio; Frattesi, Obiang, Traore; Berardi, Defrel, Lauriente
AC Milan v Sassuolo: When does the Serie A fixture start?
The Serie A Matchday 20 fixture of AC Milan v Sassuolo kicks off at 12:30 CEST – local time in Italy – making it an 11:30 kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, kick-off of AC Milan v Sassuolo is 06:30 ET or 03:30 PT.
AC Milan v Sassuolo: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
In the United States, every Serie A game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+, including AC Milan v Sassuolo and the other standout fixtures of Serie A Matchday 20.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch AC Milan v Sassuolo on BT Sport 1.