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AC Milan vs Fiorentina: Serie A Round 25 Preview

Race for Europe heats up 

AC Milan v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi

Recent Form:

AC Milan

W, D, L, D, W

Fiorentina

D, L, L, L, W

In the previous 10 games the two sides have managed 3 wins in all competitions which is not a good statistic. Fiorentina sits in 13th position on 28 points and has finally gotten 3 points against Sampdoria, winning by a huge 4 goal margin 5–1 in the last round of Serie A fixtures. This was their first win in 5 and will have been a relief for the players and fans.

Milan on the other side come into this fixture after a mixed bag of results, only losing once in the past 5 fixtures with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. Many could argue the team has played in-form teams aside from Torino and that performances have been good overall narrowly drawing with Juve, and showing 45 minutes of good football against Inter in the Derby. Milan sits in 6th position in Serie A with 35 points.

Head to Head:

AC Milan

D, W, L, W, L

Fiorentina

D, L, W, L, W

The past 5 games show that this tie is well contested with each team winning 2, losing 2 and drawing 1 in the process. In the most recent game, Milan lost 1–3 at home in round 6, but a lot has changed since then.

Players to Watch

Ibrahimovic

The Milan superstar has not been in top form of late, but doing enough to help his team and provide calm and control in the opposition half. Zlatan will want to add to his current goal tally of 2 in 6 and against an open Fiorentina, it may be the chance he is no doubt looking for.

Chiesa

21 matches, 6 goals, and 3 assists, Federico is a dangerous player. He will take shots from distance and look to test the Milan defence immediately. The Italian will really test Milan’s full backs which could be a difficult match up for Calabria or Theo.

Prediction

Milan 2:1