Serie A

Fiorentina v AC Milan – Serie A

Fiorentina v AC Milan

Fiorentina v AC Milan – Serie A

We can expect a close game today, when Fiorentina awaits AC Milan at Stadio Artemio Franchi.

First let’s take a look at the home side. Fiorentina has only got 4 matches behind them in this season, after the match against Genoa being cancelled due to bad weather. Now with 4 matches behind them, they hold a record of 2W-1D-1L. The only match Fiorentina has lost so far was the opening match of the season against Juventus (2:1). Following that defeat the “Viola” have won 2 consecutive matches against Chievo (1:0) and AS Roma (1:0). In the mid-week match against Udinese, Fiorentina only managed to get a point (2:2). Now heading into the match against AC Milan, Fiorentina is hoping to extend their 3 game unbeaten run.

The visiting team has been struggling in opening matches, but the sign of improvement is there.  2 back-to-back wins for “Rossoneri” gave them the confidence they need to continue playing on a high level.  Much of their success can be linked to their young goalkeeper Donnarumma, who has kept his goal untouched in the last 2 matches against Sampdoria (0:1) and Lazio (2:0).
With the new coach, they seem to slowly but surely improve, and just might achieve European competition after a few years being left out of it.  The match ahead of them is a difficult one and winning it would mean a lot for AC Milan, as it would give them the boos they need after a bad start of the season.

Missing players:

Fiorentina: Astori, Vecino (questionable)
AC Milan: Bertolacci, Fernandez. Zapata

 

VERDICT

Fiorentina is strong at home, winning both of the 2 matches played at home stadium this season. Also, being undefeated in the last 10 out of 11 home matches in Serie A is something to take into consideration. But, AC Milan showed they can be dangerous, especially now, after winning 2 games in a row. Both of the teams will have a hard task, AC Milan will have to  defeat Fiorentina at home, which proven to be a hard task for any team, whereas Fiorentina will have to score with Donnarumma in the goal, which has also proven to be a hard task.

Looking at previous matches, AC Milan has seen under 2.5 goals in previous 3 fixtures. Same goes for Fiorentina’s last 3 home matches. With that in mind and both teams expected to respect their opponents and play more defensively we can surely expect a low scoring match.
Prediction: Under 2.5
Odds: 1.78 SBOBET

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