Italo Delight: AC Milan and Fiorentina Lock Horns in Serie a ClassicPublished September 25, 2016 by Florin P
AC Milan can tie Juventus for the lead with a victory over Fiorentina (7:45 p.m UK Time).
AC Milan is the pleasant surprise of this Serie A start and again a contender for a Champions League berth. They won the last two games and managed to keep a clean sheet, but opposition was not that tough. They will have a more difficult mission against Fiorentina, especially now that they play on the road.
Fiorentina Sinks into the Second Half
Despite its offensive starting formation, Fiorentina has a hard time scoring goals early on and frequently finds itself trailing. This happened again against Udinese and they can’t afford a similar outcome when they take on AC Milan. The visitors are much better and defending narrow margin leads and if they are given the chance to score early, they are a hard nut to crack.
Surprisingly enough, both teams are at full strength, with no players injured or suspended. Fiorentina doesn’t have the squad needed to challenge Juventus for the title. Its priority for the season is to finish on the podium, to secure a presence in the Champions League groups. Dropping points against AC Milan would jeopardize their objective and that’s why they won’t take many chances.
Bacca Starts Shining in Italy
Sevilla was reluctant to give up one of its most successful strikers, but AC Milan paid the right amount. Bacca needed some time to adjust to the Serie A matches, but he is now playing at full potential. This shows, as he has scored five goals in five matches and is the most dangerous striker for the former champions. This is the player to watch out for on Sunday, as he has the skills to score on the road.
Bookmakers credit Fiorentina with the first chance, but momentum is with AC Milan. Odds of 7/10 offered by Bet365 on the visitors not to lose on the road are tempting to say the least. A double chance wager on this outcome will result in a nice paycheck and the risks are relatively low.