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THEY SPENT BIG in the summer, but Mi­lan are off the pace in Serie A. Vic­tory here, which they’ve man­aged just once in four home games against the reign­ing champs, could be sea­son-defin­ing for them! ONE TO WATCH Pre­vi­ously a Juve man, cen­tre-back Leonardo Bonucci will aim to keep his old pals quiet! ES­TAB­LISHED CHAMPS host wannabe top dogs as Leipzig aim to end Bay­ern’s Bun­desliga dom­i­nance. The last en­counter in­volved nine goals – three of which came in the last six min­utes of a 5-4 Bay­ern win! ONE TO WATCH Every top team in Europe is look­ing at Leipzig’s Timo Werner right now – he can’t stop scor­ing! A ROUGH START un­der Harry Red­knapp could all be for­got­ten if new boss Steve Cotterill halts Villa’s fiveg­ame un­beaten league run at the Blues. Just three miles sep­a­rates the teams – it’s the ul­ti­mate lo­cal derby! ONE TO WATCH Span­ish ace Jota cost Birm­ing­ham £6m in the summer – it’s time he started show­ing it!

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