UEFA Chamption League 2022-23 : Milan vs Tottenham Match Preview and Lineups

Tottenham vs Milan
GAME Tottenham vs Milan
DATE 09/03/2023
TIME 01:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV Channel Info

Match Preview of Tottenham vs Milan

Seeking to overturn a one-goal deficit upon Antonio Conte's return to the dugout, Tottenham Hotspur host AC Milan in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday evening.

An early Brahim Diaz goal sealed a 1-0 win for the Rossoneri in the first leg three weeks ago, but both clubs enter the midweek reunion on the back of lowly domestic defeats.

A brief return to the touchline for the gallbladder-less Conte could hardly have gone worse for the Italian, whose side were humbled 4-1 by Leicester City before Diaz's seventh-minute strike saw Milan glean a narrow advantage in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on February 14.

While experiencing a miserable return to San Siro, a flight back to his homeland was timely for Conte, who once again passed the torch over to Cristian Stellini in order to continue his recovery from surgery, but the ex-Inter Milan boss is now poised to make his second comeback with his side in dire need of inspiration.

Three days after bowing out of the FA Cup to second-tier Sheffield United - losing in the fifth round for the fourth season running - a silverware-starved Spurs succumbed to another 1-0 away defeat in the Premier League, this time at Wolverhampton Wanderers courtesy of Adama Traore's second-half winner.

Still fourth in the table - albeit looking over their shoulder as Liverpool creep up on them - Tottenham are at risk of a third last-16 elimination from their last four runs in the top tier of European football, although they have managed to progress from two of their last three continental ties when losing the first leg.

Our Predicted Lineups

Tottenham possible starting lineup:Forster; Romero, Lenglet, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son

Milan possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Maignan; Kalulu, Kjaer, Tomori; Saelemaekers, Krunic, Tonali, Hernandez; De Ketelaere, Giroud, Leao

Who will win the match?

We say: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 AC Milan (Milan win 2-1 on aggregate). Home comforts will no doubt benefit Spurs' chances of turning the tie on its head, but Conte is facing a thankless task to rally his profligate troops after a pair of demoralising domestic defeats. Milan's recent spate of underwhelming road performances could see the Scudetto-holders tread with caution too, but with a well-rested Leao returning to a near fully-fit squad, the Rossoneri can hold out for the draw which would seal their spot in the last eight, as Tottenham's dreams of silverware crash and burn for another year.

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