Udinese vs. AC Milan: Preview and TV schedule

Claudio Villa

AC Milan will look to capitalise on their recent good performances and see off struggling Udinese on Saturday. SB Nation 2014 MLS preview

AC Milan's results may not have improved a great deal of late, but their performances certainly have. The Seedorf Effect is now really beginning to show, with the rossoneri adapting to a possession-based high-pressing game which saw them give league leaders Juventus a run for their money last weekend. They eventually succumbed to a 2-0 defeat, though on another day the scoreline could've been very different.

They should be able to make amends with three points away at Udinese on Saturday, with the sorry zebrette having been hugely underwhelming so far this season. They're down in 15th place, and while their seven point buffer should be enough to stop them being sucked into the relegation zone, it might not be enough to save their long-serving coach Francesco Guidolin.

For this match, they'll be without Andrea Lazzari and Igor Bubnjić through injury, while Danilo is unavailable through suspension. AC Milan still have Stephan El Shaarawy and Bryan Cristante sidelined, with Andrea Poli and Andrea Petagna also out.

Udinese injuries and suspensions

Out: Andrea Lazzari, Igor Bubnjić (injured); Danilo (suspended). In doubt: None.

AC Milan injuries and suspensions

Out: Stephan El Shaarawy, Bryan Cristante, Andrea Poli, Andrea Petagna (injured). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Udinese: Simone Scuffet; Gabriel Silva, Maurizio Domizzi, Thomas Heurteaux, Naldo; Allan, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu; Bruno Fernandes, Roberto Pereyra, Dušan Basta; Antonio Di Natale.

AC Milan: Christian Abbiati; Kévin Constant, Daniele Bonera, Adil Rami, Mattia De Sciglio; Sulley Muntari, Riccardo Montolivo; Robinho, Keisuke Honda, Adel Taarabt; Giampaolo Pazzini.

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

Venue: Stadio Friuli, Udine, Italy

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

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S. and Canada), BT Sport 1 (U.K.)

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