Siena v AC Milan: Allegri desperate to stay within Scudetto reach
- Updated: April 29, 2012
Siena v AC Milan, Sunday 14:00
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Massimiliano Allegri’s men have slipped off the pace for this season’s Scudetto and now lie three points off the pace set by league leaders Juventus.
The Milan club have won just twice in their last six fixtures and would appear to be losing stamina in these vital last stages of the campaign.
However, that won’t stop the Serie A giants in their relentless pursuit of Juve, as they wait for the Turin outfit to falter in what has, so far, been a pristine season.
Blocking their path this weekend is Siena, a surprise feature this season and currently the third best club in the Italian top flight as far as recent form is concerned.
The Strength have won three and drawn two of their last six outings and will pose a considerable obstacle to AC Milan’s title hopes and would more or less end their chances of winning the league should the hosts prevail on Sunday.
Giuseppe Sannino’s side currently sit in 11th spot and can make the jump into 9th place should they come away with three points this weekend.
Siena have kept clean sheets in over 40% of home games this season, conceding just 0.76 goals per game on average when playing at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
A ban means that Andrea Rossi will be absent for the Tuscan hosts, who are looking to seal their survival in Italy’s top flight.
Kevin-Prince Boateng and Thiago Silva are expected to return to the starting line-up for Milan following periods out through injury, providing a big boost to travelling fans whose side have looked lacklustre of late.
The Serie A trophy would appear to be Juventus’ to lose, meaning anything but a win will not do for AC Milan this weekend.