Serie A Matchday 4 continues Sunday with a big one as Juventus host Milan with in a momentous showdown. Juve, shockingly, sit in 16th place with a 0-1-2 record and have yet to win a league game. In fact, they sit just a point above the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Milan have been sharp with their perfect 3-0-0 start, and they can go top of the table with a victory on this one.
Here’s are storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
Juve: A win here is needed as they look to find some form, but they also need to prove it to themselves that they have what it takes in this post-Cristiano Ronaldo era. Tuesday’s win at Malmo in the Champions League was the first game of the season where they recorded a clean sheet. Now, perhaps the opponent had a lot to do with it, but there was plenty to like when they had the ball. They were quick to play into space, got wide and saw fullbacks get forward and make an impact. The defense still gave up nine shots in a game where it dominated possession, so don’t be surprised if they sit a bit deeper in defense, knowing Milan will be craving the counter.
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Milan: All eyes are on whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play in this one due to his Achilles injury, and it’s not looking good. The Swedish superstar missed his team’s game at Liverpool midweek in the Champions League, and reports in Italy suggest he doesn’t want to rush it and will sit this one out. If so, we may see a similar lineup as their last match with Rafael Leao joining Ante Rebic in attack. They, along with Brahim Diaz, produced two goals at Liverpool and should feel confident doing it again against a Juve defense that isn’t quite in sync.
How to watch and oddsDate: Sunday, Sept. 19Time: 2:45 p.m. ETLocation: Allianz Stadium — Turin, ItalyTV: CBS Sports Network Live stream: Paramount+Odds: Juve +100; Draw +250; Milan +275(via Caesars Sportsbook) Prediction
Ibrahimovic doesn’t play in the end, but Olivier Giroud gets a headed goal in the second half and rescues a point for the visitors. Pick: Milan 1, Juventus 1