For the second match in a row, Montella’s Milan left it late to fight for a result as they stunned a dominant Lazio side to sneak a draw after being left under siege by Ciro Immobile & co.
Tonight, Milan will welcome Fiorentina to the San Siro and will ideally gather a result on their own terms. Either way, we won’t mind the three points.
Milan’s European still hangs in the balance, but hopes are fading fast and any loss going forward may just be the result that dooms Milan to mid-table mediocrity, once again. A win is a must, but a draw (depending on other results) will still keep the Rossoneri on life support.
As for Fiorentina, they sit a place and a point below Milan (7th) in 8th position
After experimenting with a false-nine last time out, it’s likely Montella will start Ocampos and Deulofeu wide as per usual, with Bacca or Lapadula taking the striking role.
Will Milan be able to establish a run of form after two games without a loss? Or will it be a return to the mean for Montella’s men? Find out tonight!
When And Where: San Siro, Sunday 19th of February 2017, 7:45 p.m. GMT
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View From The Opposition:
Viola Nation predict a win for the boys in purple:
‘Largely due to the crisis at the back for AC Milan, I like Fiorentina to win this one. The Viola should have acres of space on the left, as Chiesa will pin back journeyman Leonel Vangioni. As Deulofeu is famously disinterested in defending, Ilicic should find lots of space in his preferred inside right position, which will mess with Montella’s shape considerably as his players scramble to cover. I’m calling 2-0 to the good guys, with Kalinic and Ilicic on target.’
Prediction: Milan 1 - 1 Fiorentina
Milan are still struggling with injuries and will find it hard to dominate Fiorentina. It’s a tough match and ideally, Milan will show up.