Here’s a match that can bring glory to Fiorentina or complicate the things for AC Milan. In any case, winning all three points is super-important for both sides. So, who’s gonna achieve their plans on Sunday at the Giuseppe Meazza? Perhaps this AC Milan vs. Fiorentina match preview will help you find the right answer!
It’s the closing round of the Serie A and AC Milan are at the sixth spot on the table, the last position that leads directly to the Europe League. They have one point more than Atalanta and four points more than their next opponent, Fiorentina. What this means is that even if they lose this game, AC Milan would still get to feature in the Europa League or at least the qualifiers for that competition.
Of course, the plan of AC Milan is to finish the season at the sixth place, something they can achieve by beating Fiorentina. They can even stay on that position even if they draw with Viola or even lose that match. However, in that case, they would need to see Atalanta losing to Cagliari.
Of course, everyone loves to have their destiny into their own hands, which is why you can be certain that Gennaro Gattuso is gonna pick his best available 11 to take on Fiorentina. Unfortunately for him AC Milan will have to do without several of their key men.
For instance, their last season’s captain, Riccardo Montolivo, is suspended and the same is the case with Fabio Borini. On top of that, Andrea Conti is out injured till September.
Despite having a very turbulent season, in which their captain Davide Astori died, Fiorentina managed to do well in the end. In fact, this team is gonna finish the season at a very respectable position. And if the lady luck looks their way, they might even get themselves a spot in the Europa League qualification.
But, for that, they need not only to beat AC Milan at the Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday, but also to see Atalanta loosing on the same day. And even in the worst-case scenario, Fiorentina won’t drop to the bottom half of the table.
So, it seems okay to assume that they’re gonna come to Milan relaxed, feeling no pressure to win this match. In turn, this can boost their players creativity and lead them to score a couple of goals against AC Milan.
Unlike Milan, Fiorentina will have most of their players ready for the match. The only key player who’s gonna be missed is Jordan Veretout, a midfielder who’s serving a suspension.
AC Milan absentees:
- Riccardo Montolivo (suspension)
- Fabio Borini (suspension)
- Andrea Conti (injury)
- Jordan Veretout (suspension)
- Vitor Hugo (doubtful)
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AC Milan vs. Fiorentina Match Prediction
Fiorentina have scored at least a goal in all but one games played away from home in 2018. That said, I expect them to score one or two in Milan as well. And I expect same from the other side, as well. AC Milan and Fiorentina are gonna give us an entertaining show for the end of the season, I’m sure of that!
AC Milan vs. Fiorentina Betting Tips
- BTS @1.53 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.57 (bet365)