Italian powerhouse Juventus will be looking to increase its lead at the top of Serie A chart this season with just seven games remaining. The Turin giants have a six point advantage over second-placed Napoli currently and a win against AC Milan Saturday can give a great boost to Juventus in defending the scudetto.
Two of the biggest clubs in Italian football, Milan and Juventus, will go head-to-head for a second time this season at San Siro.
Milan have some work cut out with seven more matches remaining to their season. They are currently sixth in the league and are not even in contention for playing UEFA Europa League matches next season unless they bring a change to their results at the earliest.
The side, coached by Siniša Mihajlović, have not won any of their previous four fixtures — a stark contrast to Juventus, who have won 20 of their previous 21 Italian league games. However, AC Milan can be expected to make a massive turnaround in the big game with the home support behind.
"It's a tricky time, we're coming from four matches in which we have only got two points and we can't be anything but dissatisfied," Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo told the Associated Press. "It's not acceptable to do so little.
"I don't think the solution to everything is the training retreat but at this time I think it is useful to give us a greater sense of responsibility, for everyone to look inside themselves and understand that we can't continue like this. We have to understand why, after having found a good consistency, we have done too little in the past few matches."
The pressure is on AC Milan no doubt, but Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has also issued a warning ahead of the game.
"We have to continue on our path, we need to reach our target, which is the Scudetto for which everyone gave us up for dead after 10 games because we were a team in crisis," Allegri told Football Italia. "We've won 20 out of 21 matches since, but that's not enough for the Scudetto, to win the Scudetto will still take a lot of points."
Previous encounter this season: Juventus 1-0 AC Milan
Where to watch live
AC Milan vs Juventus is scheduled to kick-off from the San Siro in Milan at 7:45 p.m. GMT (12:15 a.m. IST, 2:45 p.m. EST), April 9.
In India, viewers can catch the game on Sony Six. Online streaming will be available on SonyLiv.
In the UK and Ireland, viewers can catch the game on BT Sport 1. Online streaming will be available on BT Sport Live.
In the US, viewers can catch the game on beIN Sports USA, fubo TV and RAI International. Online streaming will be available on beIN Sports Connect.
In Italy, viewers can watch the game on the Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, Sky Calcio 1 and Sky Supercalcio HD. Online streaming will be available on Sky Go Italia.