Without making goals 180 minutes ago in the Italian League, Milan put their attack to the test this Saturday, December 22, in the classic against Fiorentina. The match is part of the schedule of the seventeenth round of the tournament in its 2018/2019 edition and will be played at the San Ciro stadium in Milan. The start is scheduled for 12h (Brasília time).
Although he lacked offensive power, the defense prevented Milan from being beaten in their last two Serie A fixtures. On Matchday 15 at home, he was on par with Torino.The next day, as a visitor, he repeated the 0-0 with Bologna. In this case, the stumbling has been softened, as well as playing away from his dominions, by the expulsion of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (12 games in the Italian Championship version 2018/2019, no goal). He left the Milanese at a numerical disadvantage in the last 15 minutes of the confrontation.As Milan ranked fourth in the Italian Championship standings with 27 points (seven wins, six draws and three losses), the stumbling blocks could even be accepted more naturally.But among them, there was a big complicating factor. The team were knocked out of the Europa League by beating Olympiacos 3-1 in Greece in a match that even failure by a goal difference would serve to ensure the survival of the team in the tournament.This, of course, has generated criticism of the work of coach Gennaro Gattuso and raised the expectation regarding the debut of Brazilian Marcos Paquetá, newly hired with Flamengo. This, however, will not happen before the opening of the January download window.Until then the coach will have to deal with the cast he has in hand and deal with the limitations imposed by the bruises. For the meeting of this Saturday should not count on the defender Mattia Caldara (still without performances in season 2018/2019 of the Italian Championship); and midfielders Lucas Biglia (nine games without a goal) and Giacomo Bonaventura (eight games, three goals), who are in the care of the medical department. Another sure loss is from Bakayoko, suspended.
As they did not qualify for the international tournament last season, Fiorentina had more preparation time in the current one compared to the main rivals of Serie A and hoped that this could boost their campaign. That’s not what happened.The team commanding by coach Stefano Pioli continues to mark step in the middle positions of the table of classification of the Italian Championship. With 22 points (five wins, seven draws and four losses), it occupies the tenth position.He is the second team in number of equalities in the tournament. Only Cagliari, with eight draws, outperforms them. Still, the Viola team can covet a place in continental competitions next season. The difference for Atlanta, sixth place, which closes the zone of classification for Europa League, is only two points.The Florence team, however, has yet to win away from their dominions. In eight games in that situation, he drew five and lost three having scored seven and conceded ten. For Saturday’s showdown, Piolli has all of the cast’s athletes at his disposal. It does not face injury or suspension problems.
Football Prediction of the Day Milan vs Fiorentina
Milan have not been beaten in the Fiorentina fixture five years ago. It was three wins and two draws. In the last season of the Italian Championship, there was a 1-1 draw in Florence in the first round. In the second, in Milan, the red-blacks thrashed by 5 to 1.
Cautiously, Fiorentina should stand defensively to try to exploit Milan’s need for victory. Home owners have been in this situation a few times in the current season and are not able to inspire confidence in their ability to overcome this barrier. In this way, the prognosis in the tie seems to be the best option for the confrontation.
Bet Tips: Milan