Gennaro Gattuso’s men are now three points short of Atalanta in fourth place and they can’t afford a slip-up in remaining outings against Fiorentina.
Milan managed to bring a negative streak of two losses and a draw to an end on Monday when they saw off Bologna 2-1 at Stadio San Siro.
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Fiorentina’s disappointing end to the season continued last time out as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Empoli. It was another performance typical of the way they have played for much of the season, failing to make their dominance count despite having several shots on target.
Vincenzo Montella is still seeking his first win as manager of a Fiorentina team, who have drawn six of their last eight home matches. Their recent struggles have them at odds of 3.10 to emerge victorious on Saturday.
Fiorentina have also struggled defensively lately, failing to keep a clean sheet in six of their last seven matches. They will be without Jordan Veretout who was shown a red card at Empoli, Federico Chiesa should return to the starting lineup after coming off the bench last time out.
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AC Milan earned a 2-1 victory at home against Bologna in their Monday night Serie A clash. They took a two-goal lead through Suso and Fabio Borini before the visitors pulled one back midway through the second half.
The Rossoneri have seen their UEFA Champions League hopes dented in recent weeks having dropped to fifth on the table, three points behind Atalanta in fourth place. Gennaro Gattuso’s men have also been hampered by poor defending having failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four matches.
AC Milan are valued at 2.30 to record their second straight win and that price will entice many bettors. I am leaning towards a draw at 3.20 however because of their recent inability to keep clean sheets.
Fiorentina vs AC Milan Head to Head
AC Milan have a 19-15 edge with 12 draws from 46 previous matches against Fiorentina. Both teams have seen BTTS in three of the last four meetings while the last two fixtures at the Stadio Artemio Franchi have ended in draws.
Fiorentina vs AC Milan: Prediction
Fiorentina saw a massive slide in form in recent months. They made a managerial change in April, but the appointment of Vincenzo Montella as the new head coach did not shift team’s fortunes around.
Viola lost five and drew one of past six games across competitions. They found goals very hard to come by as the team scored only one in past five league outings.
The horrendous run includes two separate 0-1 defeats to the likes of Sassuolo and Empoli in past two rounds.
Fiorentina vs AC Milan Match Up
Fiorentina’s defensive problems have been well documented this season with no clean sheets in six of their last seven matches. The duo of German Pezzella and Vitor Hugo are likely to struggle against Krzysztof Piatek, who has 21 Serie A goals.
AC Milan have been equally unconvincing at the back having conceded in their last four matches. Zapata and Musacchio could be in for a difficult time against the pace and movement of Chiesa and Giovanni Simeone in the Fiorentina attack.