Mauro Tassotti warned Milan “must take advantage” of this round when Europa League rivals go head-to-head.
The Rossoneri host relegation strugglers Livorno at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups.
Also today, Parma-Inter and Lazio-Torino see contenders for the Europa League spots face off against each other.
“It is an important game and we have to stay as close as possible to the sides ahead of us, seeing as they are taking each other on,” Tassotti told Milan Channel.
“This is a round when at least some of those teams will drop points, so we must take advantage of the situation, even if Livorno are gambling for their safety, so cannot be underestimated.”
Ignazio Abate and Robinho return to the starting XI after falling out of Coach Clarence Seedorf’s plans.
“They trained well,” continued assistant manager Tassotti. “We expect dynamism and attacking down the flank from Ignazio, while from Robinho we expect quality. He might not be as organised in that role as others, but he can make the difference.”