Monday, January 19, 2009

Preview Palermo v Milan

Haven't post for a few days now, so I'm happy to post again...
Today I'd like to give a preview for Milan's upcoming match, another tricky features against Palermo at Renzo Barberra. Coming there after three straight draws on their away matches (including the UEFA cup ) match, Milan would certainly hope that they would grab all three points against Palermo in order to keep their point closer to Inter.
Not only coming from not a poor away result, Milan would also miss out some players through injury and susspension, such as Nesta, Borriello and Kaka so it would probably effect them a bit, however with the amazing squad that they have this season it is actually downs to Ancelotti on how would MIlan approach the game. Palermo is a good team, but Milan usually plays pretty well against a good team this season, especially when they play an open football, it should be easier for the likes of Dinho and Pato to accelerate the gaps on Palermo defense. Without Kaka, Milan might loose some pace upfront but it should be handle by Pato, personally i hope Borriello can recover and help out the team, but if he is not available, it looks like Milan will play with the usual tree formation with Seedorf replacing Kaka.
Beside Ronaldinho and Pato the key player for Milan in this game is definitely Andrea Pirlo, though he hasn't back at his best against Torino, but i believe he will play an important role especially to control the game in the midfield which has been a problem for Milan lately. With their concentration intact in Serie A this season you can be sure that the Rossoneri won't let this one slip again, so it will be an interesting match guys!!!
Probable Formation
Palermo:Amelia; Cassani, Carrozzieri, Bovo, Balzaretti; Nocerino, Liverani, Bresciano, Simplicio; Cavani, Miccoli

Milan
Abbiati; Zambrotta, Bonera, Kaladze, Jankulovski; flamini, Pirlo, Gattuso; Ronaldinho, Seedorf/shevchenko; Pato
Milan would probably play the Christmas tree formation even with the absence of Kaka, which would let Seedorf take the BRazilian Ace's place. Though they could play with two strikers upfront, however the absence of Borrielo would certainly deny that chance. But if Ance should decide to play with two striker from the start, i would recomend Sheva first than Pippo if things didn't go well, why? honestly i think Sheve needs more playing time to get his confidence and sharpness back, it would be a useless move by bringing him back if he can't get back to his past form. plus if Sheva could get back to his old form, it would be easier for MIlan in winning the Serie A and other targets this season^^
Forza Milan

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