Fiorentina will travel to the capital this Sunday to face title-chasing AC Milan in what promises to be an exciting Serie A game.
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan)
AC Milan are unbeaten in their last eight games at home (four wins and four draws).
The hosts have the best defensive record at home this season, having conceded just 12 goals at the San Siro this term.
They have scored just 24 goals at home, which is just 40% of their entire goal tally for the season.
Fiorentina have scored just 20 goals away from home this season, which is about 38% of their total goal-tally for the season.
The visitors have won just one of their last five away league games (three losses and one draw).
They have scored only one goal in their last three games while conceding eight times.
Head to head
AC Milan have six wins against Fiorentina in their last 15 head-to-head meetings. The visitors have five wins and four draws over the 15 games.
Latest performances in all competitions
AC Milan: W-L-W-D-D
AC Milan will look to keep their place at the top of the Serie A table with a win over Fiorentina on Sunday.
Despite dropping points in recent games, the hosts have miraculously remained on top of the league table, thanks to the form of Inter Milan who lost their outstanding game to Bologna on Wednesday.
The loss by Inter and AC Milan’s own dramatic 2-1 win over Lazio in their last game means that Stefano Pioli’s side come into this tie sitting two points ahead of the rest of the league.
The capital-based club have already qualified for the Champions League next season and now have the Scudetto in view. They have just four games to seal their first Scudetto since 2011 and will be desperate to win this game to keep their city cousins Inter Milan at arm’s length.
But Pioli will be careful to underestimate Fiorentina and will be desperate to avoid the kind of performance his side put up in the reverse fixture which Fiorentina won 4-3.
Possible AC Milan starting line-up
Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Theo Hernandez, Franck Kessie, Sandro Tonali; Junior Messias, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao; Olivier Giroud.
Injured: Ismaël Bennacer, Simon Kjaer, Alessandro Florenzi
Fiorentina meanwhile, will be looking to pick up their first win in four games when they travel to Milan on Sunday.’
The visitors have endured a terrible run of results lately, losing their last three games in all competitions and crashing out of the Coppa Italia.
Their last outing was a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Udinese. The loss features the second time the Florence-based club failed to score in their last three games.
Despite the poor results they have witnessed, the form of other top-six contenders means Fiorentina have lost little ground in the race for a top-six finish. They come into this fixture sitting in seventh place, even on points with sixth-placed Lazio while just two points behind AS Roma in fifth.
With four games still to play this season, their chances of playing the Europa League next season remain in their hands. They must therefore win this game to ensure that they remain in the reckoning ahead of the defining weeks.
Possible Fiorentina starting line-up
Pietro Terracciano; Alvaro Odriozola, Nikola Milenkovic, Igor, Cristiano Biraghi; Alfred Duncan, Lucas Torreira, Youssef Maleh; Jonathan Ikoné, Arthur Cabral, Nicolas Gonzalez.
Injured: Gaetano Castroville
AC Milan 2-1 Fiorentina