Fiorentina – Milan Serie A Match Preview 16/03/15
Fiorentina will host a struggling AC Milan hoping to return to winning ways after the Viola’s eight match winning run was brought to an abrupt end after a 4-0 defeat against Lazio last week. Fiorentina had a solid display against Roma in the Europa League, finishing their home leg 1-1 but were almost regretting this match as midfielder David Pizarro suffered a torn hamstring and will therefore miss the trip to San Siro, along with Mario Gomez, Joaquin and the suspended Nenad Tomovic. The pressure on Milan manager Inzaghi intensified after the struggling Rossoneri were denied victory against Verona by a stoppage-time strike from Nicolas Lopez in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw at San Siro. There were reports during the week that the club had contacted Empoli with the aim of speaking to their coach Maurizio Sarri about taking over from Inzaghi at the end of the season. On the injury front there has been some positive news, as Stephan El Shaarawy appears to be on track to recover well and soon enough. For this match Andrea Poli is unavailable because of suspension, but Inzaghi has the option to make changes further forward, with Keisuke Honda likely to come back in.
Our Probable Formations:
Fiorentina (220.127.116.11) Neto, Richards, Rodriguez, Basanta, Pasqual, Borja Valero, Badeli, Fernandez, Diamanti, Ilicic and Gilardino.
Milan (18.104.22.168) Diego Lopez, Abate, Paletta, Mexes, Antonelli, Van Ginkel, Essien, Bonaventura, Honda, Destro and Menez.
BetAdvisor Top Tips:
A top football betting tips will take into consideration the fact that Fiorentina have not defeated Milan at the Franchi since November 2005, having drawn three times and lost five.
A professional betting pick would go for an over as Milan have scored two goals in five of their last six encounters in Firenze.
Another top betting tips is that Fiorentina have not lost any of their last six games at home (2W, 4D), despite conceding at least one goal in each of the last five.