Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Gewiss Stadium will be the centre of attention when Atalanta and Milan lock horns in a highly-anticipated Serie A game. The Orobici aim to make amends for a heavy 3-0 loss to Torino and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Rossoneri. Berat Djimsiti is a major doubt after limping off with injury in Monday’s defeat, while all Gianluca Scamacca, Jose Luis Palomino, and El Bilal Toure remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The Rossoneri, on the other hand, are hit by injuries, but that did not prove to be a problem for Stefano Pioli’s troops, with the team beating Frosinone 3-1 at San Siro. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards in Bergamo as Atalanta are tough to beat at home. All Noah Okafor, Rafael Leao, Marco Pellegrino, Pierre Kalulu, and Simon Kjaer are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the visiting side, while Olivier Giroud is back from suspension.
Highlighted Player (Marten de Roon):
After spending his youth career in ASWH, Feyenoord and Sparta Rotterdam, Marten de Roon made his senior debut on 27 March 2010. The midfielder played for Sparta against Twente back then, but he made no more than three appearances for de Kasteelheren in the 2009/2010 season.
Marten de Roon joined Heerenveen in 2012 and in 2015 he moved to Serie A side Atalanta. He made 36 appearances for Atalanta in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, but on 4 July, 2016, he signed a contract with Middlesbrough for a reported fee of £12m. The Dutch footballer scored one goal in three appearances for Netherlands U19 team.
Marten de Roon was born in Zwinjndrecht, Netherlands on 29 March, 1991. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive and attacking midfielder as well. Martin de Roon is a right-footed footballer and he is 185 cm tall.
Highlighted Team (Milan):
AC Milan are regarded as one of the biggest club in Italy. The Rossoneri compete in the Italian Serie A and they have won 18 domestic trophies. Speaking of the club’s European success, Milan have clinched seven Champions League (European Cup) trophies.
Milan were on the verge of beating Liverpool in the 2005 Champions League final, but the Premier League outfit came from three goals behind and eventually won the prestigious trophy on penalties. The Rossoneri play their home games at Stadio San Siro (80,018), the stadium that was opened in 1926. It is well known that Milan’s bitterest rivals are Inter and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Madonnina.
Milan were founded in 1899 by a lace-maker from England named Herbert Kilpin and a businessman Alfred Edwards. Milan’s home kits are red and black and that is why the team’s nickname is Rossoneri (The Red and Blacks).
The likes of Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Roberto Donadoni, Dejan Savicevic, Frank Rijkaard, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Andrea Pirlo are the most famous footballers who have represented the San Siro outfit.