Livorno vs. AC Milan: Preview and TV schedule

Maurizio Lagana

AC Milan will look to maintain their momentum with a win over relegation-threatened Livorno on Saturday.

If I was cruel I'd make a joke here about this game being a relegation six pointer. Or how it's match between a relegation-threatened side and Livorno. But I'm not. And besides, AC Milan actually won a game last weekend, coming from behind against bottom side Catania to take a 3-1 victory. Max Allegri's team are now up in the dizzying heights of eighth place, and looking to string together back-to-back league wins for the first time since May.

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Even despite their recent struggles, the rossoneri ought to manage it. After a bright start to the season Livorno have faded badly, and the newly-promoted team are now only a place above the relegation zone. They even let Chievo Verona put three past them in their last match -- and that's definitely a sign things are going badly wrong. Coach Davide Nicola has managed to keep his job until now, though speculation is growing that he could soon find himself unemployed.

For this match, the Tuscans will be without talented backups Rubén Botta and Cristiano Piccini though injury, with the rossoneri having much greater cause for concern on the injury front. Allegri will be unable to select several first team regulars, with Robinho, Ignazio Abate and Kévin Constant among the most significant unavailables.

Livorno injuries and suspensions

Out: Rubén Botta, Cristiano Piccini (injured). In doubt: None.

AC Milan injuries and suspensions

Out: Giampaolo Pazzini, Marco Amelia, Matías Silvestre, Sulley Muntari, Robinho, Ignazio Abate, Kévin Constant. In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Livorno: Francesco Bardi; Federico Ceccherini, Emerson Ramos Borges, Andrea Coda; Ibrahima Mbaye, Marco Biagianti, Alfred Duncan, Andrea Luci, Pasquale Schiattarella; Paulinho Betanin, Luca Siligardi.

AC Milan: Christian Abbiati; Urby Emanuelson, Cristián Zapata, Philippe Mexès, Mattia De Sciglio; Andrea Poli, Nigel De Jong, Riccardo Montolivo; Kakà, Valter Birsa; Mario Balotelli.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 6 p.m. local, 12 p.m. ET

Venue: Stadio Armando Picchi, Livorno, Italy

TV: beIN Sport USA (U.S. - English), beIN Sport en Español (U.S. - Spanish), RAI Internazionale (U.S. and Canada - Italian), BT Sport 2 (U.K.), Sky Calcio 1, Premium Calcio, Sky Supercalcio HD (Italy).

Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S. and Canada).

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