Milan started the 2022 with a great win against Roma 3-1, showing that they are stronger than injuries and coronavirus cases who left out around 10 players.
Coach Pioli prepared very good the game and it was the 1st convincing win after the poor results of December. 3 points that helped Milan to keep away Napoli and Juventus but also bring them near Inter where the difference is only 1 point with 1 game more.
A win today will put Milan for some hours in 1st place as they play before other teams.
We will probably see the same lineups as against Roma because none of players recovered due short time between the games.
So out are still 2nd gk Tatarusanu (9/0), def Tomori (22/1), def Calabria (14/2), def Romagnoli (18/1), def Kjaer (14/0), def Toure (11/0), mid Kessie (21/5), mid Bennacer (24/1), st Pellegri (6/0) and st Castillejo (7/0).
Venezia in other hand didn't played in midweek because their game against Salernitana were cancelled.
However this should be called a positive season so far for the new promoted team. They are currently ranked 16th with 17 points after 19 games. At home they created problems to many big teams like Juventus,Roma or Fiorentina.
From all the new promoted teams Venezia is the one who plays football and don't focus only in defense.
For this game coach Zanetti have also some important missings.
Out are 1st gk Romero (12/0), def Caldara (17/1), mid Tessmann (15/0) both suspended, def Ebuehi (13/0) with national team and mid Vacca (13/0).
I think Milan is strong favorite in this game. They probably will concede something but in attack are very strong especially with return of Leao and Rebic.