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Updated. Serie A: MIL v BOG - Olivier Giroud could be in the thick of the action in this clash
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Match details:

Serie A
Milan vs Bologna
Venue: San Siro/Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
August 28, 2022
12:15 am IST

Preview:

Milan and Bologna will face each other in Serie A at San Siro/Giuseppe Meazza, Milan in the Round 3 match. Milan registered 26 wins, four losses, and eight draws last season in their domestic league and finished in 1st place in the standings. They played well at both ends, having netted 69 goals while allowing 31 in the league last season. In their new campaign, they have collected four points in the last two matches and must be high on confidence.

On the other hand, Bologna finished in 13th place with 46 points in 38 matches last season in Serie A. Their defense was good as compared to other nearby teams with 55 leaked goals. They lost their opening match against Lazio by 1-2 followed by a 1-1 draw over Hellas Verona.

Recent form ( In all competitions):

Milan – WWWWD

Bologna – LLWLD

Injuries and suspensions:

Milan: Rade Krunic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Bologna: Riccardo Orsolini.

Probable starting XI:

Milan

Maignan, Hernandez, Tomori, Kalulu, Calabria, Bennacer, Tonali, Leao, Ketelaere, Messias, Giroud.

Bologna

Skorupski, Bonifazi, Medel, Soumaoro, Cambiaso, Dominguez, Schouten, Soriano, Silvestri, Barrow, Arnautovic.

Top picks:

Olivier Giroud: The French professional is capable of playing in several offensive positions but usually plays as a striker or as a center-forward. He is known in particular for his reliable goal-scoring rate, size, and physical strength. He had 11 goals to his name in 22 starts in the league last season. He scored a goal in the 2-0 win over Marseille recently. He can be a decent captaincy pick in this match.

Rafael Leao: Leao is a vital cog in the lineup. He will look to continue his fine form in this match as well and help his side to a victory. He was in his prime form last season for his side and proved himself whenever his team wanted him to deliver. He registered 11 goals and eight assists in 34 matches last season.

Captain and vice-captain options:

Olivier Giroud
Rafael Leao
Marko Arnautovic
Ismael Bennacer

Fantasy team:

 

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