Milan – Crotone
Milan hosts Crotone in a game from the 20th round of the Italian Serie A.
Milan are facing another serious crisis this season. They already sacked one manager – Vincenzo Montella, who was replaced by the club legend Gennaro Gattuso. But with him things are not going very well, too, so it won’t be surprising to see Gattuso getting sacked as well.
In the summer Milan spent a lot of money for new players, but nothing changed for the legendary club. Right now the Rossoneri are 11th in the Serie A standings, which is a terrible position for them. They have 25 points and a record of 7 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. They already lost their chances of reaching the Champions League, but they could still qualify for Europa League, if they manage to improve until the end of the season.
In their last five games Milan won only once – against Bologna, suffering two defeats as well. In their last game Milan made a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina away from home.
Just like last season, Crotone are once again locked in a fight against relegation. They are currently 18th in the standings with 15 points and a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 12 losses. In their last five matches they suffered four defeats and managed to win once – against Chievo.
We can say that it’s now or never for Milan to improve. If they don’t change the way they perform, they will not achieve anything this season. They still have chance to finish in the Top 6 and to do something significant in Europa League. But they will need to be better, if they want to do it. Right now it doesn’t look like they are finding the right path, but who knows – football is an unpredictable game.