It’s a clash between two underperforming sides at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Saturday as eighth-placed Fiorentina host struggling Milan, who have slipped into Serie A’s bottom half. Stefano Pioli’s side will be favourites against an out-of-sorts Milan team who have won only twice in their last seven outings across all competitions.
Where and when: Stadio Artemio Franchi – 30 December, kick-off 11:30
Where you can see Fiorentina v Milan: BT Sport, bet365 live streaming
Last time: Milan triumphed 2-1 in a home victory back in February, while the fixture in Florence ended in a scoreless draw 15 months ago.
Fiorentina v Milan Predictions and Preview
The spotlight once more will be on Gennaro Gattuso’s struggling Milan side, who slipped into the bottom half before Christmas following a 2-0 defeat at home to Atalanta.
Indeed, with only five points from their last six league games and 12 from their last 13 (while failing to score in eight of their last 15 games in all competitions), the Rossoneri’s form is similar to a side fighting relegation.
By contrast, La Viola are on a six-game unbeaten streak in league competition, although that run has featured only two victories.
The home side are favourites for this fixture with odds of 5/4 for them to win, while an away victory is priced at 12/5 and the draw is available at 5/2.
Due to Milan’s recent poor run of form in front of goal, a Fiorentina win to nil available at 13/10 may represent good value.
It may also be worth a punt to say the home side will be in the lead at both half time and the final whistle, with the odds of this available at 14/5.
One to watch for Fiorentina: Giovanni Simeone is the side’s top scorer with five goals – three of which have come at home – and he is priced at 6/4 to score anytime in this fixture.
One to watch for Milan: Nikola Kalinic joined the Milanese giants from Fiorentina this summer but despite struggling for form, is still Gattuso’s biggest goal threat with four in the league to date and is available 7/4 to net against his former employers.
Long shot: Both sides have struggled for goals this season with Fiorentina the lowest scorers in the top nine and Milan scoring only four more league goals than struggling SPAL. A 0-0 result in this fixture is priced at 11/1.