After dropping out of the Champions League qualification places at the weekend, AC Milan vs Cremonese on Matchday 33 of the 2022/23 Serie A campaign gives the hosts the perfect opportunity to keep the pressure on their top four chasing rivals, with their visitors struggling at the bottom of the table.
The Rossoneri had to find a last-gasp equaliser against AS Roma on Matchday 32, which kept the Giallorossi behind them in fifth but with an identical 57-point haul. However, that allowed crosstown rivals Inter to leapfrog above both into fourth, after a 3-1 win over fellow Lazio.
AC Milan vs Cremonese: Predicted line-ups
Even if central defender Fikayo Tomori had not been forced off the Stadio Olimpico turf against Roma through injury, the Englishman would be missing at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza through suspension. However, coach Stefano Pioli will have to decide if Olivier Giroud leads the attack or whether Ante Rebic or Divock Origi give the veteran Frenchman a rest.
Cremonese coach Davide Ballardini has defensive issues of his own when they head to Milan, with full-back Giacomo Quagliata coming on against Hellas Verona and receiving a red card after just 10 minutes. However, that is unlikely to cause the relegation-threatened club much concern, as they will stick to the same starting XI that faced the Gialloblu.
AC Milan predicted XI vs Cremonese (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Thiaw, Kalulu, Hernandez; Bennacer, Krunic; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Rebic.
Cremonese predicted XI vs AC Milan (3-4-1-2): Carneschi; Ferrari, Vasquez, Lochoishvili; Sernicola, Meite, Castagnetti, Valeri; Buonaiuto; Okereke, Dessers.
AC Milan vs Cremonese: When does the Serie A fixture start?
The Serie A Matchday 33 fixture of AC Milan vs Cremonese kicks off at 18 21:00 CEST – local time in Italy – making it a 20:00 BST kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, kick-off of AC Milan vs Cremonese is 17:00 EDT or 12:00 PDT.
AC Milan vs Cremonese: 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 vs Cremonese and the other standout fixtures of Serie A Matchday 33.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch AC Milan vs Cremonese on BT Sport 5.