AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has said that Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will both be involved in the match against Novara from the start. Zlatan Ibrahimovic got a red card in a recent match with Napoli. His presence upfront has been a huge helping point for the likes of Robinho, who run in the spaces created by the Swedish striker.
His return is expected to provide a major lift for AC Milan and Robinho. After experimenting with the side over the last few weeks, AC Milan will be looking to revert to their most favourite and feared formation for the match against Novara.
Novara are in extremely poor at the moment and are now at the bottom of the Italian Serie A table. Even though the game looks extremely easy on paper, it seems that AC Milan are not definitely taking any chances with this match.
As a result, they are fielding their strongest line-up for the match against the bottom club in the division, who have taken just 13 points throughout the campaign so far. The team will be coming on the back of four straight losses, and things certainly do not look good for them in the match against AC Milan as well.
Milan will be coming on the back of two defeats in the last five matches, but will be hoping that their quality upfront in the form of Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will guide them towards victory. For Novara, though, things will be extremely different after it was revealed that the club will be making some changes to the starting 11. The reason for manager Atillio Tesser making such drastic changes to the team is the defeats suffered at the hands of Milan in the cup earlier this week.
AC Milan trail leaders Juventus by one point, but have a whole host of Italian internationals to help guide them to the Serie A title (according to the latest Euro 2012 odds, the Italians have a great chance of winning the Euro Championships too!)