AC Milan vs FiorentinaSerie A, KO: 19:45 Nov 25, 2023, San Siro
AC Milan will be looking to snap a difficult spell as they welcome Fiorentina to San Siro for a Serie A fixture on Saturday. Both teams have struggled to keep things tight at the back lately and could be set to produce goals here.
AC Milan have been far from their best in recent weeks and they are slowly slipping away from the title race. They are fourth on the standings, eight points off leaders and bitter rivals Inter Milan having failed to win any of their last four Serie A matches.
The Rossoneri went into the international break off the back of a 2-2 draw with Lecce last time out in Serie A. They were two goals up at halftime thanks to Olivier Giroud and Tijani Reijnders but were pegged back after the break.
The nature of that result highlights a major problem for AC Milan, who have struggled to keep things tight at the back. They are without a clean sheet in their last four matches and also threw away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with Napoli back in October.
Fiorentina went into the international on a high note as they picked up a 2-1 home victory over Bologna last time put in Serie A. Goals in each half from Giacomo Bonaventura and Nico Gonzalez were enough to earn them the win.
It was a much needed win for Fiorentina, who had lost their previous three Serie A matches. The result revitalised La Viola’s potential challenge for a Champions League spot as they are now just three points behind third placed AC Milan.
Fiorentina have shown some quality on their travels this season and are unbeaten in four of their six away matches. However, defending remains a problem as Vincenzo Italiano’s men have kept just a single clean sheet in that run.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
AC Milan have a 25-18 advantage with 13 draws from 57 previous matches against Fiorentina. The two sides won their home fixture last season with both clashes ending 2-1.
Players to watch
AC Milan top scorer Olivier Giroud was sent off last time out at Lecce and is set to miss Saturday’s clash. Having scored in the last two home meetings with Fiorentina, forward Rafael Leao will be tasked with providing the spark in attack and is priced at 12/5 by bet365 to find the net once again.
Nico Gonzalez does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon and has now scored six Serie A goals for Fiorentina this season. The attacker was also on target in the last meeting with AC Milan and is priced at 13/4 by Unibet to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
AC Milan have seen over 3.5 goals in two of their last three Serie A matches and a similar outcome is priced at 13/5 with Unibet. The last two meetings between both teams has produced over 2.5 goals which is priced at evens with bet365 while Unibet is offering odds of 17/20 on both teams to score.
There have been second half goals for both teams in three of their last five meetings and Saturday’s clash could be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 5/2 with bet365.
This Serie A match between AC Milan and Fiorentina will be played on Nov 25, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best AC Milan vs Fiorentina prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.