AC Milan and Cagliari meet at San Siro on Saturday for their final match of the 2019/20 Serie A season.


Milan will finish the season in sixth place, with their spot in next season's Europa League second qualifying round secure, while the visitors currently reside in 13th and could climb as high as tenth if results go their way.


Cagliari beat Juventus last time out


Where to Watch


When Is Kick Off? Saturday 1 August
What Time Is Kick Off? 19:45 (BST)
Where Is it Being Played? San Siro Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? Premier Sports (UK)
Referee? Marco Serra



Team News


The Rossoneri will be without top scorer Ante Rebic through suspension. Defenders Andrea Conti, Alessio Romagnoli, and Mateo Musacchio are also sidelined.


Rebic will miss the final game of the season

As for Cagliari, they will be without Napoli loanee Marko Rog after the Croatian picked up his tenth yellow card of the season in the victory against Juventus. Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan is also expected to miss out with a calf problem, having sat out the last five games.



Predicted Lineups


AC Milan: Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Gabbia, Hernandez; Biglia, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Bonaventura, Calhanoglu; Ibrahimovic.


Cagliari: Cragno; Ceppitelli, Klavan, Lykogiannis; Farago, Ionita, Nandez, Ladinetti, Mattiello; Pedro, Simeone.



Recent Form


The home side have been in excellent form lately, winning eight and drawing four of their 12 fixtures since the restart.


The form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been crucial to Milan's resurgence. The veteran forward has scored six and assisted four in his previous eight appearances.


The big Swede is proving that he still has plenty left to offer at 38 years old

Cagliari's win against Juventus on Wednesday was just their third of 2020, and their first in the last nine outings.


Brazilian forward Joao Pedro has been the star man for the Isolani this term, finding the net 18 times in the league.


Here is how each side has looked in their last five games.


AC Milan


Sampdoria 1-4 AC Milan (29/7)
AC Milan 1-1 Atalanta (24/7)
Sassuolo 1-2 AC Milan (21/7)
AC Milan 5-1 Bologna (18/7)
AC Milan 3-1 Parma (15/7)


Cagliari


Cagliari 2-0 Juventus (29/7)
Cagliari 0-1 Udinese (26/7)
Lazio 2-1 Cagliari (23/7)
Cagliari 1-1 Sassuolo (18/7)
Sampdoria 3-0 Cagliari (15/7)



Prediction


Stefano Pioli took over from Marco Giampaolo in October and has elevated Milan from 13th to sixth

With both sides heading into this fixture with nothing to play for, there is little telling what could happen.


However, given their brilliant form and superior league position over Saturday's opponents, it is difficult to see the home side slipping up.


Prediction: AC Milan 4-1 Cagliari