In this match, Italian side AC Milan will face off against Macedonian team Shkendija
In what will be the 1st leg of this tie, played at San Siro, in Milan. The Italian side goes into this match after eliminating Romanians Craiova, beating them twice and going through to this play-off round, which is the last stage before the Europa League’s group stage.
According to the news, Vicenzo Montella is still unsure about his starting line-up for this 1st leg match.
He is yet to decide who will join Leonardo Bonucci on the centre of the defence (since Andrea Conti and Ricardo Rodríguez will play as wing backs).
While in the midfield area, the doubt resides in who will join Kessié and Bonaventura, whether it is Locatelli or Montolivo, since Lucas Biglia is still injured.
On the attacking third, Suso and André Silva should start, with the 3rd spot still open for Borini or Niang. The team had an interesting pre-season, with the highlight being their 4-0 trashing of Bayern Munchen.
From the Macedonian side, the team will play their 7th match on this qualifying stage for the Europa League, after eliminating Dacia Chinisau, HJK and Trakai.
Which puts them in better physical and tactical shape, compared to Montella’s team, having won 5 out of those 7 matches played so far.
AC Milan vs Shkendija Pick:
AC Milan will field a team very close to the strongest Vincenzo Montella has at his disposal, with Leonardo Bonucci making his official debut for the Milanese team, which should give them better defensive stability.
Despite being a team that is still improving and in construction, after the several signings they made in this transfer window, Milan seems to have a positive improvement so far (and an extremely competent manager.