Our prediction for this Serie A match:
As expected, Milan recorded a routine 4-0 win over Crotone in their last league match, with the team retaining top position in the standings. The Rossoneri do not want to give up on their Scudetto dream, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Spezia on Matchday 22. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is not getting any older, scored a brace at the weekend, and, no doubt, the Sweden veteran will pose a big threat to the opposition defenders.
Calabria misses Saturday’s clash through suspension, while both Kjaer and Diaz remain in the recovery room. Fit-again midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is pushing for a start, as well as January signing Mario Mandzukic. Spezia, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Udinese, with the team beating Sassuolo 2-1 on the road. The Bianconeri regained a much-needed confidence, but Milan will pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. All Ferrer, Terzi, Farias, Piccoli, and Nzola are injured for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Luca Mora):
Luca Mora began his senior career at Castellarano (2007-2009) and in 2009 he moved to fellow lower-league club Crociati Noceto. Two years later he signed for Pro Patria and after making 32 appearances in the league for the club, Mora joined Alessandria.
The Italian midfielder, who was born in Parma on May 10, 1988, quickly established himself as a first team regular at the club and you should know that he scored six goals in 86 appearances in the league for L’ Orso. In 2015 he moved to SPAL and he has been playing for the Biancazzurri ever since.
Luca Mora scored seven goals, while providing three assists for his team mates in 35 appearances for SPAL in the 2016/2017 season. Mora’s main position is central midfield, but he plays as a left midfielder as well. His contract with SPAL, who will compete in the Serie A in the 2017/2018 season, expires on June 30, 2020.
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.