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Fiorentina visit Stadio San Siro on Saturday for the Serie A game with hosts AC Milan.
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AC Milan enter this fixture after a 2-2 Serie A drawn match against Lecce.
In that match, AC Milan had 55% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For AC Milan, the scorers were Olivier Giroud (28') and Tijani Reijnders (35'). Lecce had 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Nicola Sansone (66') and Lameck Banda (70') scored for Lecce.
It’s not been often in recent times where AC Milan have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that AC Milan have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals along the way.
Ahead of this clash, AC Milan have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Fiorentina will come into the game after a 2-1 Serie A win with the downing of Bologna in their last fixture.
In that game, Fiorentina had 39% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Fiorentina, goals were scored by Giacomo Bonaventura (17') and Nicólas González (48'). Bologna got 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Joshua Zirkzee (33') was the scorer for Bologna.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Fiorentina has been fairly consistent in recent matches. A glance at their last six outings shows that it has happened 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 5 and Fiorentina have scored 9. That aside, time will tell if that trend might persist in this next match.
Ahead of this meeting, Fiorentina have not emerged victorious against AC Milan when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 29/11/2020 tells us that AC Milan have won 4 of them & Fiorentina 2, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
A sum of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 12 for i Rossoneri and 9 netted by La Viola. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Serie A match day 25 on 04/03/2023 and the score finished Fiorentina 2-1 AC Milan.
In that game, Fiorentina managed 48% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Nicólas González (49') and Luka Jović (87').
AC Milan had 8 shots on goal with 6 on target. Theo Hernández (95') was the scorer.
The referee was Marco Di Bello.
Team News: AC Milan
Simon Kjaer (Muscle fatigue), Noah Okafor (Hamstring muscle injury), Marco Sportiello (muscular problems), Rafael Leão (Hamstring muscle injury), Marco Pellegrino (Ankle sprain), Ismaël Bennacer (Knee surgery), Mattia Caldara (Ankle surgery) and Pierre Kalulu (Patellar tendon problems) aren’t available for AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli. Olivier Giroud will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We think that i Rossoneri will probably make use of the 4-3-3 formation this time with Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Malick Thiaw, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Rade Krunic, Tijani Reijnders, Samuel Chukwueze, Luka Jovic and Christian Pulisic.
Team News: Fiorentina
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano has multiple availability issues to deal with. Michael Kayode (sprain), Gaetano Castrovilli (Knee surgery) and Dodô (Cruciate ligament injury) miss out here. Luca Ranieri will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re of the thinking that La Viola appear most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Pietro Terracciano, Fabiano Parisi, L. Martinez Quarta, Nikola Milenkovic, Cristiano Biraghi, Arthur, Alfred Duncan, Nicolas Gonzalez, Giacomo Bonaventura, Josip Brekalo and Lucas Beltran.
We’re of the opinion that Fiorentina will really need to work well to score goals against this AC Milan lineup who we think should score one, at least.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for AC Milan at the end of this one.
Little in this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Siro (80,018)
Captain: Davide Calabria
Chairman: Paolo Scaroni
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Competitions: Serie A position 3, Coppa Italia (3rd Round), Champions League (Group F)
🔑 Key Man: Rafael Leão
Typically used in the Left Wing position, Rafael Leão was born in Portugal. After having played his first senior match for Sporting Lisbon in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Serie A 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in a total of 12 appearances.