After back-to-back wins the AC Milan may yet resuscitate their title challenge, but face a tough test to make it three victories in succession when they take on Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium on Matchday 15 of the 2023/24 Serie A campaign.
Fellow giants Inter and Juventus had looked to be sprinting away from the Rossoneri to make it a two-horse Scudetto race, but the Old Lady sat in second place just four points ahead of Milan and host reigning champions Napoli the night before the clash in Bergamo.
Atalanta vs AC Milan: Predicted line-ups
Striker Olivier Giroud returns from a two-game Serie A suspension to lead the Milan attack, but countryman Theo Hernandez‘s rampaging runs forward could be restricted through a need to cover at centre-back, after Malick Thiaw joined Pierre Kalulu, Simon Kjaer and Mattia Caldara on the treatment table.
The Rossoneri defensive woes may be saved by the loss of Gianluca Scamacca until the new year for La Dea, who also have a number of potential absentees in defence. However, with Rafael Toloi, Davide Zappacosta and Berat Djimsiti facing late fitness tests, coach Gian Piero Gasperini will hope to have some available from the bench.
Atalanta predicted XI vs AC Milan (3-4-1-2): Musso; Hateboer, Scalvini, Kolasinac; Bakker, De Roon, Ederson, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners, Lookman, Muriel.
AC Milan predicted XI vs Atalanta (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Hernandez, Florenzi; Musah, Reijnders; Chukwueze, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic; Giroud.
Serie A: When does Atalanta vs AC Milan start?
The Serie A Matchday 15 fixture of Atalanta vs AC Milan kicks off at 18:00 CET – local time in Italy – making it a 17:00 GMT kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, kick-off of Atalanta vs AC Milan is 12:00 EDT or 09:00 PDT.
Serie A: Where to watch Atalanta vs AC Milan?
In the United States, every Serie A game in 2023/24 can be seen on Paramount+, including Atalanta vs AC Milan and the other standout fixtures of Serie A Matchday 15.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch Atalanta vs AC Milan on TNT Sports 4 and 5.