A.S. BARI are hosting AC MILAN on Sunday night, when the clock strikes 20.45 at Italy, as both sides would like to repair lost momentum after a bad period.
Bari at home is a different one than away. The home crowd of A.S. Bari is very good, and sometimes keeps you out of attention. The home side will be playing for the three points, as are only six points away from European spot.
AC Milan from the other hand will play for more than three points. The Rossoneri will be playing for a lost momentum. And in order to come back on winning way after a tumble against Manchester United on Tuesday.
In the last time the two sides faced each other this season, it was on 27 of September. The game ended with the score nil-nil as both sides shared one point at Stadio San Siro.
Bari are not at the best moment right now, as having picked only four points in their last five matches. The new promoted, though, are holding a nice place in the tenth place, with 32 points from 24 matches.
Last week, the Galletti lost 3-1 away to Cagliari. Daniele Conti scored first, Nene also netted, but then Salvatore Masiello reduced. The hope of Bari lasted a little as Andrea Cossu scored in less than 60 seconds.
The home side has a very good record at home, as they have won seven matches out of 11 matches, and have also one defeat in their record, which better than Milan’s home-record at Stadio San Siro.
The Biancorossi will be playing for three points, which could be very important for them, as they are only six points, two wins away, from a place at Europe.
A.S. Bari will be hoping to rescue at least one point against Milan. In the last time, the momentum of the two sides was similar, but now they have changed. Bari will have hard time, but everything is doable.
NEWS: The Coach of Bari, Giampiero Ventura is not allowed to use Kutuzov, Parisi, Donda, Ranocchia, Langella and Pisanoare, who are out of the match while Donati, Bonucci and Koman are doubtful.
At Milan, things are little different – the good form is there, but the results are lacking and the luck is way off in the last time. The great momentum of 13 matches without being beat is no more to be.
Since this Derby della Madonnina against Inter, the Rossoneri picked up only five points (three league matches + one in CL and one Coppa Italia game). Something seems to be wrong, but injuries effective.
The game against Manchester United showed Milan know how to move the ball, but miss a lot of luck, as seen in Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s one-on-one with Edwin van der Sar, or Alexandre Pato’s header.
il Diavolo lost that match 2-3 and since it’s an away game in Champions League, it’s going up to 2-6. Milan have almost no chance of beating the United at Old Trafford, but the faith must continue.
This match on Sunday night against Bari will be the way for Leonardo to think up new ideas and see where the team is lacking quality. The TM is over, but Milan have enough players to make solutions.
The Rossoneri are correctly third in Serie A, two points from A.S. Roma and second place, and nine points behind Inter Milan. These three points against Bari will be crucial for Scudetto race (if lasts).
NEWS: Milan Coach Leonardo is unable to choose Zambrotta, Seedorf, Mancini, Antonini and Kaladze who are injured, while Silva and Flamini are doubtful for the match. Borriello is expected to return to XI.
By Meytar Zeevi, Rossoneri Blog