After beating Lazio last weekend thanks to a last-minute goal, AC Milan hosts Fiorentina on Sunday in what should be an entertaining affair. Take advantage of the best bonuses and betting markets in the industry by using our sportsbook.
Milan: Determined to Win the Title
Sandro Tonali is the man of the moment in Milano after he scored a winner in added time securing a 2-1 victory over Lazio. They are sitting first in the standings, two points above their city rival Inter. The Rossoneri will host Fiorentina this weekend, and then travel to Verona and end the season with a home game against Atalanta and a meeting with Sassuolo at the Mapei Stadium. Inter seems slightly favored having an easier schedule, but predictions have been changing from week to week in Serie A this season and now there is no more room for mistakes.
Milan doesn’t have a single player with 10 or more goals scored this season so it would be a miracle if they win the title. To pile on… they have the fifth attack in the league with just 60 goals scored. The lack of goals and killer instinct has been Milan’s biggest flaw at times this season but they performed better against the top teams in the league. They struggled against lower-ranked teams and have been robbed of many points this term with some strange decisions from the refs.
They are playing the most consistent football and they should be favorites based on that but they have a tough schedule so you never know how that will affect them. We want drama, we have drama. Serie A and Premier League are the only top leagues in Europe with a great fight for the title that it might be decided in the final match of the season. There’s no way we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays but Milan will be assured that as long as they match the result of Inter the rest of the season, they will be champions.
Fiorentina: Fighting for a Top-Six Finish
The mood is low after last week’s Coppa Italia semi-final 2-0 defeat to Juventus, which saw Fiorentina eliminated 3-0 on aggregate. They failed to get back on track losing two games in a row, last weekend against relegation-threatened Salernitana and against Udinese in the midweek action. They have enjoyed a fantastic campaign so far and now have four games left to end on a high note.
In the post-match interview coach, Vincenzo Italiano went back to talking about the club’s objectives set at the beginning of the season and those for these last league matches declaring that a European spot would be the icing on the cake. They are sitting seventh in the standings, equal on points with sixth-placed Lazio and just two points behind fourth-placed AS Roma.
It is normal that the fans are in favor of the confirmation of the coach, perhaps with the start of a long multi-year project capable of bringing Fiorentina back into the European competitions, from which they have been missing for some time, however, reports in Italy are saying that the long-term contract can’t be confirmed by Fiorentina. Italiano has a release clause in his contract which, upon the occurrence of certain conditions, would oblige Viola to let him go.
Fiorentina will be without midfield duo Lucas Torreira and Gaetano Castrovilli as they continue to recover from respective hip and knee injuries. Fiorentina is desperate to return to winning ways as they seek to keep their top-six hopes alive so if you’re betting online you should keep that in mind before placing your bets.
Milan vs Fiorentina Head-to-Head
Fiorentina managed to beat AC Milan 4-3 in the reverse fixture on home soil with Dusan Vlahovic scoring a brace but the Serbian international left the team in the January transfer window signing with Juventus. Fiorentina is relatively poor on the road, winning just six in 17 games, and conceding 26 goals in the process. On the other side, AC Milan is one of the best home teams in the league with just three matches lost in 17, allowing 12 goals in the process. We’ve seen at least three goals in three of the last five mutual encounters between the two sides with both teams contributing on the scoresheet in five of them.
Milan vs Fiorentina Game Information
- Game: Milan (22-8-4) vs Fiorentina (17-5-12)
- Location: Stadio San Siro (Milano)
- Day/Time: Sunday, May 1, 9:00 a.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Milan vs Fiorentina Betting Lines
Milan vs Fiorentina Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -160 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
There’s plenty at stake for both sides. AC Milan is playing for the title and Fiorentina is playing for the European spots. Fiorentina will arrive here on the back of a horrific week while AC Milan showed great fighting spirit in their last time out. While La Viola’s prospects look empty in this game, there is the possibility that they will thrive without the pressure of being favorites. Before that surprising loss to Salernitana, they had picked up four points in away fixtures against the top sides against Napoli and Inter, opening the scoring in both.
Before the 2-1 win over Lazio, AC Milan kept six clean sheets in the process being very organized at the back. We expect another cagey match between two teams who will cancel each other and try not to leave too many gaps at the back.