Juventus host AC Milan in Serie A this weekend, in one of the most high-profile fixtures in Italian domestic football. The Bianconieri will be out for revenge after the reverse fixture finished 1-0 to Milan, courtesy of a penalty from Brazilian striker Robinho.

Stephan El Shaarawy

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage is on ESPN UK and ESPN UK HD.


The Serie A leaders come into this game on the back of a 2-0 defeat of Lazio. The three points from Rome tightened Antonio Conte's hold on the championship and Juventus now lead second-placed Napoli by 11 points with six games remaining.

The Turin-based club are on a run of five straight wins in domestic football and are unbeaten since AS Roma beat them 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico in February. More importantly, they've won 12 of 16 league games at the Juventus Stadium this season and have conceded only nine times.

It has been an excellent season for the reigning champions; the only blip was the 0-4 aggregate defeat to Bundesliga kings Bayern Munich in the semi-final of the Champions League but, even so, the fact the Italians reached the latter stages of the tournament is a good sign for the future.

Meanwhile, Milan were held to a 1-1 draw, at the San Siro, in their last game. The battle between the third and second-placed sides in the league ended in a stalemate after Goran Pandev cancelled Mathieu Flamini's opener for the Rossoneri.

Milan remain third, four points behind the Naples club and, crucially, four ahead of Fiorentina in fourth; only the top three qualify for the Champions League. The good news is the San Siro club are unbeaten in the league in 2013; the last time they lost was to Roma but that was back in December. The club's away form has been solid, with six wins and seven draws in 16 games. Moreover, they've scored more goals on the road (28) than any other side (except Juventus).

M'Baye Niang

Team Form


    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W L W
    • Last Match: Lazio 0 - 2 Juventus

AC Milan

    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D D W W L
    • Last Match: AC Milan 1 - 1 Napoli

Team News

Andrea Pirlo

Italy international Giorgio Chiellini is unavailable; he was injured in training on Friday. French striker Nicolas Anelka (calf muscle) is also ruled out and the much-travelled former Chelsea and Arsenal forward continues to have a poor time since his mid-season move. The bad news continues for Conte, with confirmation influential playmaker Sebastian Giovinco is also unavailable.

Probable Line-Up: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Peluso; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah; Marchioso; Vucinic

Milan are without former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. The 22-year-old is suspended for this game after an automatic ban against Fiorentina that was compounded by verbal abuse of match officials. Flamini, a former Arsenal player, is also unavailable, after a red card in the last match against Napoli. Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong (also a former City player, incidentally) is injured.

Probable Line-Up: Abbiati; De Sciglio, Zapata, Mexes, Constant; Ambrosini, Montolivo, Muntari; Niang, Pazzini, El Shaarawy