Milan vs Fiorentina by 20legend
Milan has not been delivering at their top level so far as they are 10th in Serie A with 12 only 12 points from 10 played matches. They are already 13 points behind the 2nd and 3rd place, so they must start to pick up three pointers if they are aiming for any Champions League qualification next season. Milan managed a 1-1 draw against Lazio (7th) after giving away their three points in the 89th minute. They have to start making three points from this game in order to at least still be in the top 5 race.
Milan has been and still are very troubled with a lot of injuries so far and striker Giampolo Pazzini (0/0) and Stephan El Shaarawy (2/0) are missing although Shaarawy are expected back in training soon. Daniele Bonera (0/0), Mattia de Sciglo (1/0), Matias Silvestre (2/1) and 1st goalkeeper Christian Abbiati (7/0) are also missing tonight. Goalkeeper Gabriel (3/0) is once again looking to take Abbiati's place.
Probable lineup AC Milan:
(4-3-3): Gabriel; Abate, Zaccardo, Zapata, Constant; Montolivo, De Jong, Muntari; Kakà, Balotelli, Robinho
Fiorentina is on a way other side these days with a 6th place and 18 points after 5-3-2 this season. However, after turning 0-2 into 4-2 against Juventus and beating Chievo 1-2, they lost the all-important game against Napoli (1-2) at home last week. They also missed an in-form player to this game as Cuardrado got a red card after receiving his 2nd yellow in the 91st minute. The loss means that Fiorentina fell out of the places that gives European positions, with Inter Milan (4th) and Hellas Verona (5th) passing by them.
Fiorentina does also have some absences of importance tonight as Matias Fernandez (5/1), Mario Gomez (3/2), Josip Ilic (3/0), Massimo Ambrosini (6/0) and Juan Cuardrado (7/2) are all missing.
Probable lineup Fiorentina:
(4-3-2-1): Neto, Tomović, Rodríguez, Savić, Pasqual; Aquilani, Pizarro, Vargas; Borja Valero, Joaquín; Rossi
The past results mean that both teams will fight desperately as they both need the three points badly. Milan plays at home and should be able to score at least once here as players like Kaka, Muntari, Robinho and Balotelli are having the ability to create and score goals. Balotelli delivered a terrible performance against Lazio during mid-week and got to step up in order to help Milan winning tonight. Fiorentina was on a good row, but the loss against Napoli got the down to earth again. Now they have to start this game from scratch. The absence of Juan Cuardrado is a blow for them and I am sure that Gomez is also desperately missed especially tonight. However, Fiorentina have to trust in Rossi, but with the form his showing, Fiorentina could absolutely get at least a goal here. Both teams have important absences, but are also need the three points. I pick both teams to score here.
|Both teams to score||BetVictor||1.70||7||0-2 LOST (-7 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.