After knocking Tottenham Hotspur out of the Champions League on Wednesday night, AC Milan vs Salernitana on Matchday 26 of the 2022/23 Serie A campaign has now become a test of the reigning champion’s ability to refocus on domestic matters.
With the Scudetto seemingly out of reach, the chance of continental silverware this term cannot derail coach Stefano Pioli and his players. Qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition through league position remains the priority and the Granata will put up a stiff test at the Stadio San Siro on Monday night, with their top-flight status hanging in the balance.
AC Milan vs Salernitana: Team news and predicted line-ups
Junior Messias will be assessed ahead of the game after being forced off against Tottenham in midweek, but Pioli may just decide that minutes for Alexis Saelemaekers will not disrupt his current preferred starting XI. That could also be the case for Ismael Bennacer after a lengthy injury absence, in place of Rade Krunic.
Recently-appointed Salernitana coach Paulo Sousa is likely to stick with most of the team that have gone undefeated in their last two Serie A fixtures. With ex-Milan striker, Krzysztof Piatek, leading the attack and possibly looking to get one over the club who gave up on him within 12 months of signing.
AC Milan predicted XI vs Salernitana (3-4-2-1): Maignan; Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori; Saelemaekers, Tonali, Bennacer, Hernandez; Diaz, Leao; Giroud.
Salernitana predicted XI vs AC Milan (3-4-2-1): Ochoa; Daniliuc, Gyomber, Pirola; Sambia, Coulibaly, Crnigoj, Bradaric; Candreva, Kastanos; Piatek.
AC Milan vs Salernitana: When does the Serie A fixture start?
The Serie A Matchday 26 fixture of AC Milan vs Salernitana kicks off on Monday, March 13 at 20:45 CET – local time in Italy – making it a 19:45 GMT kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, kick-off of AC Milan vs Salernitana is 14:45 ET or 11:45 PT.
AC Milan vs Salernitana: 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 Salernitana and the other standout fixtures of Serie A Matchday 26.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch AC Milan vs Salernitana on BT Sport 1.