Fiorentina vs Milan
|Date & Time||Sunday January 17, 2016, 2:45 PM (EST)|
The Line: Milan 13/10 Draw 11/5 Fiorentina 9/4
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Probably the game of the weekend in Serie A will see Milan host Fiorentina at the San Siro. Milan come into this game off the back of a win against Capri in teh cup and a strong performance against Roma. Milan have had a rough season in terms of results and it's been very tough to handicap their games, once they seem to be on a roll they have tended to come a cropper just like the home loss to Bologna a couple of weeks ago. Under Mijhalovic it wa expected that the defence would improve alot, that hasnt really happened but Milan have most definitely improved on last years performances. Bacca and Adriano have started slowly in their Milan careers but with twelve goals between them they have managed to score a bit, the reality is that Milan have been missing last year's player of the year Jeremy Menez and without that goal threat and inspiration from midfield it's to be expected that there would be some struggles up front.
Fiorentina have lost three of their last five but have also only lost three of their last thirteen. With a solid team , strong play through the middle has seen Fiorentina compete at the top of the league for the majority of the season thus far with Kalinic and ilicic with nineteen goals between them thus far. If Rossi can get himself back in form the Viola could well compete for the title but at the moment Fiorentina are just a little short on quality finishing. Earlier this season Fiorentina went to Juventus and played terrific football but they came away with a loss because of their lack of finishing. I think this is a team on the up but they may just struggle to consistantly beat the teams they should beat until such time as Rossi gets back to his best.
I'm taking the draw here as I think both of these teams while they are good they lack the cutting edge to be exceptional and I think they could well cancel each other out in a 1-1 draw. Take the draw here .