The Supercoppa Italiana matches up the Serie A and Coppa Italia winners in a game, however as Juventus dominated Italian football once again winning both competitions last season, Milan qualify for the final as runners up of the Coppa Italia last season.
Juventus and Milan share success in the competition, both teams have won the cup on seven occasions. The last time both teams met in this competition, Milan came out on top with a 4-3 penalty shootout win in Doha, Qatar. This will be Juventus' seventh consecutive year in the final.
Going by recent league form Juventus will be firm favourites to win the trophy. They remain undefeated in the league and have already triumphed over Wednesday evenings opponents. Goals from Mario Mandzukic and Cristiano Ronaldo gave the table toppers a 2-0 win at the San Siro last November.
Here’s 90min’s preview of the upcoming fixture
Where to Watch
|When is Kick Off?||Wednesday 16 January|
|What Time is Kick Off?||17:30 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||King Abdullah Sports City, Saudi Arabia|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||BT Sport 1|
Juventus made many changes for their Coppa Italia tie against Bologna and will be expected to make further changes ahead of the final.
Suso will be suspended for the Rossoneri following a red card against SPAL. Despite the speculation linking the Argentine with a move away from Milan, Gonzalo Higuain has travelled with the squad to Jeddah.
|Juventus||Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro; Pjanic, Bentancur, Can; Dybala, Costa, Ronaldo.|
|Milan||Reina; Abate, Romangnoli, Zapata, Rodriguez; Kessie, Bakayoko, Paqueta; Castillejo, Calhanoglu, Cutrone.|
Head to Head Record
Here is how each team has performed in their last five fixtures.
|Bologna 0-2 Juventus (12/1)||Sampdoria 0-2 Milan AET (12/1)|
|Juventus 2-1 Sampdoria (29/12)||Milan 2-1 SPAL (29/12)|
|Atalanta 2-2 Juventus (26/12)||Frosinone 0-0 Milan (26/12)|
|Juventus 1-0 Roma (22/12)||Milan 0-1 Fiorentina (22/12)|
|Torinio 0-1 Juventus (15/12)||Bologna 0-0 Milan (18/12)|
Cup finals can also go either way on the day, and a good old fashioned Italian cup final is to be expected on Wednesday evening. A win will be historic for either side as they both fight for that eighth Supercoppa Italiana title.
Prediction: Juventus 2-1 Milan