AC Milan vs. Udinese: Preview and TV schedule

Claudio Villa

Clarence Seedorf will look to pick up his second consecutive win as AC Milan coach in their Coppa Italia quarterfinal against Udinese on Wednesday.

Clarence Seedorf's first game in charge of AC Milan was far from perfect, though the rossoneri still managed to edge a 1-0 win over high-flying Hellas Verona. The rossoneri face another tough task on Wednesday, as Udinese visit the San Siro in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal.

The zebrette may have struggled in Serie A so far this season, though Francesco Guidolin's side certainly won't make life easy for Seedorf's men. They'll likely sit deep and look to hit the rossoneri on the counter, exposing the defensive holes which were still occasionally in evidence on Seedorf's debut. Milan could line up with a completely different centre-back pairing from Sunday's game, with Matías Silvestre and Philippe Mexès hoping to start.

However, they are without Stephan El Shaarawy, Ignazio Abate and Giampaolo Pazzini through injury, while French full-back Kévin Constant's absence could continue. Udinese are much better off on the injury front -- the doubtful goalkeeper Francesco Benussi is their only early concern. Retiring legend Antonio Di Natale could be left on the zebrette bench, with Luis Muriel and Nico López making up a lively attacking duo.

AC Milan injuries and suspensions

Out: Stephan El Shaarawy, Ignazio Abate, Giampaolo Pazzini (injured). In doubt: Kévin Constant.

Udinese injuries and suspensions

Out: None. In doubt: Francesco Benussi.

Projected lineups

AC Milan: Christian Abbiati; Urby Emanuelson, Matías Silvestre, Philippe Mexès, Mattia De Sciglio; Ricardo Montolivo, Nigel De Jong; Robinho, Kaká, Valter Birsa; Mario Balotelli.

Udinese: Ivan Kelava; Maurizio Domizzi, Danilo, Thomas Heurtaux; Gabriel Silva, Allan, Giampiero Pinzi, Roberto Pereyra, Dušan Basta; Luis Muriel, Nico López.

Match Date/Time: Wednesday, 9 p.m. local, 3 p.m. ET

Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy

TV: Sky Sports 3/HD (U.K.)

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S. and Canada), Sky Go (U.K.)

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