Milan likely to test Liverpool’s resilience - get UEFA Champions League fantasy tips and predictions
Milan (MIL) host an unbeaten Liverpool (LIV) side in the final group stage game of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 season at San Siro in the early hours of Wednesday, December 8. The Group B match will kick off at 1:30 AM IST.
MIL vs LIV Dream11 prediction
After five rounds of fixtures, Milan are on the brink of elimination. The seven-time UCL champions have lost three of their five group stage games, with their only win coming against Atletico Madrid in the previous matchday. As it stands, the Rossoneri are assured of a UEFA Europa League qualification spot; however, a defeat on Wednesday - coupled with Atletico’s win over Porto - will spell the end of their European journey right away.
For Liverpool, they have been exceptional so far, winning all of their five matches while scoring 15 goals and conceding just five. Considering their current form, we expect them to make it six in a row on Wednesday.
MIL vs LIV Dream11 team tips for UEFA Champions League 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
Liverpool registered a narrow 3-2 win the last time these two sides met. Mohamed Salah got on the scoresheet, and we expect the Egyptian to repeat the feat on Wednesday. The 29-year-old has been involved in seven goals in his last six outings (four goals, three assists), making him an asset for fantasy users. He is a strong recommendation for this game.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Given how frequently Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp rotates his midfield, our recommendation for the midfield slot would be Milan’s Franck Kessie. The defensive midfielder is having a stellar season this term and has scored three goals in Serie A. The 24-year-old is averaging 1.3 interceptions per game in the Champions League, making him a must-have player for this contest.
Top tip: Best defender
Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has provided two assists in three Champions League games this season, and he is likely to add more to his tally on Wednesday. While there are options like Theo Hernandez, Alexander-Arnold’s constant foray in the attacking third gives him the edge.
For a goal-keeper, our recommendation would be Milan’s Mike Maignan. The 26-year-old French stopper is likely to be tested more often than Liverpool’s Alisson, making him an ideal option to come out with more fantasy points.
MIL vs LIV probable playing XI
MIL playing XI (probable): Mike Maignan (goalkeeper); Alessandro Florenzi, Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli (captain), Theo Hernandez; Tiemoue Bakayoko, Frankie Kessie; Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao; Zlatan Ibrahimovic
LIV playing XI (probable): Alisson (goalkeeper); Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, Konstantinos Tsimikas; Jordan Henderson (captain), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner; Mohamed Salah, Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino
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