Milan – SPAL
Milan hosts SPAL at the Stadio San Siro in a game from the 10th round of the Serie A. The Rossoneri’s manager Stefano Pioli will try to record his first win with the club since he replaced the sacked Marco Giampaolo.
Since Pioli replaced Giampaolo, he made one draw (against Lecce at home) and suffered one defeat (against Roma at the Olimpico). In other words, we can’t say that so far the managerial change at Milan is doing much of a difference to the team’s performance.
For sure so far Milan are dissapointing their fans with the way they perform in the league. Right now the Rossoneri are 12th in the league standings with 10 points won, which is certainly not what they hoped for in the beginning of the campaign. The decision to appoint Sampdoria’s former coach Marco Giampaolo didn’t led to anything positive, which is the reason why the coach got fired so fast. How Stefano Pioli is doing so far at his place – well, that’s another thing.
In the previous rould Milan had a tough visit to Roma in the capital, which they lost. The French left back Theo Hernandez managed to score for the visitors, but Roma secured the win with goals from Edin Dzeko and Nicolo Zaniolo. In this game Pioli left Krzysztof Piatek on the bench, putting him on the pitch after the break.
Meanwhile SPAL are in the relegation zone of the Serie A, being 19th in the league standings with just 7 points won. So far the Biancazzurri have won just two of their games so far – against Lazio and Parma, but they are going to need more points in order to secure their survival. In their last match SPAL hosted Napoli and managed to win a point after a 1-1 draw.
Can Milan finally record a first win under Stefano Pioli in the Serie A? Hosting SPAL is a good opportunity for this, so let’s see what they can do.