Serie A League leaders Milan face off against 15th placed Fiorentina in a game where AC Milan could increase their lead from the chasing pack. Sassuolo felt their first loss against Inter and Juventus also dropped 2 points giving Milan an opportunity to grab a 5 point gap in Serie A.
Milan and Fiorentina have had difficult battles across the past 5 games in all competitions, where both teams have won 2 and drawn 1.
Venue: San Siro
Milan: W, L ,D, W, D
Fiorentina: W, L, D, L, W
Fiorentina 1–1 Milan
Milan 1 - 3 Fiorentina
Fiorentina 0 - 1 Milan
Milan 0 - 1 Fiorentina
Milan 5 - 1 Fiorentina
Questions will always be asked of Milan when Ibrahimovic is not available, and in an important game where the team could go 5 points clear at the summit of Serie A, Rebic will be tasked with filling the void.
Fiorentina will come into the game with the knowledge that they do well in the San Siro against the red and black, with the last 2 away games bagging the Viola 6 points.
Players to Watch
The midfield destroyer will be key to winning the middle of the park and allowing Milan to play to their strengths. With his name now also first on the Penalty takers list, I feel tonight could fall into his hands with a difficult game ahead.
The passing and ball holding of the playmaker will be essential to Fiorentina carving out chances for Callejon and Kouame to get involved. With the play centralising him, chances might just open up for pace and play to hurt Milans slow CB pairing.
Milan will be relying on Rebic to lead the line and continue to create as well as find the net in the coming weeks with his return to the starting 11 now almost complete. It has been a slow start for the Croatian with injury, and he will want to score his first league goal soon.
Prediction: Milan 1–0 Fiorentina