The seven-time European winners are flying high this season and will be determined to make it two wins out of two in the Europa League.
AC Milan vs Sparta Prague, set to be played in San Siro, is expected to be one of the most entertaining matches in matchday 2 of the Europa League group stages.
The Rossoneri’s recent form makes them one of the best teams not only in Italy but in all of Europe.
Among many other things, the Serie A side’s stamina and durability will be put to test when they take to the pitch on Thursday night within three days’ time after their last match.
Milan vs Sparta Form:
AC Milan’s perfect record of the season might have come to an end but they are recent form is still scintillating. They have not tasted defeat in the last 22 matches, a streak dating back to the last season. Furthermore, they have averaged over 2 goals in their last five league games.
Sparta Prague are no slouch either. They too enjoy an unbeaten record domestically, securing five wins and a draw out of six games, and sit second in the Czech First League. Their goalscoring record is also better than the upcoming opponents, having averaged over three goals in the league.
Nevertheless, the Serie A leaders will prove a very tough nut to crack for the Czech outfit.
Milan vs Sparta Head-to-head:
On two previous occasions have the two teams collided against each other with both clashes coming in the 2004 Champions League. The Italians have fared well, winning one emphatically while drawing the other.
Milan vs Sparta Team News:
In spite of his side being clear favorites, Stefano Pioli will not be a happy man going into the match. A long list of unavailable players includes the names of Ante Rebic, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Mateo Musacchio, Matteo Gabbia, and Jens Petter Hauge on it.
The visitors fare well in the absentee department, although very narrowly. Lucas Stetina, David Hancko, Dominik Plechaty, and Ondrej Celustka are out injured while Ladislav Krejci is suspended.
AC Milan Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Dalot; Tonali, Bennacer; Castillejo, Krunic, Brahim; Ibrahimovic.
Sparta Praha Predicted XI (4-5-1): Heca; Hanousek, Lischka, Vitik, Sacek; Travnik, Pavelka; Karlsson, Dockal, Vindheim; Julis.