Milan 6-2-0, Fiorentina 2-2-4
11/29/20 9 am
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Milan is welcoming Fiorentina to San Siro in round 9 derby in the Italian Serie A.
Milan is still going strong, but they will be without Ibrahimovic for another game or two. Earlier this week, Milan was playing against Lille on the road in the Europa League, and they had the 0-1 lead, but this game ended in a 1-1 draw. In their Serie A game against Napoli on the road last weekend, Milan has had only 38% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 81% of the correct passes. Despite the lack of possession, Milan was effective in the attacking end, and they have won this game 1-3. With 20 points, 19 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals, and still undefeated, Milan is at the top of Serie A, and they are not looking to stop anytime soon. Alongside Ibrahimovic, Saelemaekers is also injured, while Leao is questionable. With 10 goals, Ibrahimovic is the leading goalscorer for Milan, while Leao and Kessie added 2 goals each. Leao has also added 3 assists. I haven’t been this affectioned towards Milan in a long, long time, and I love that they are playing this well and that they are at the top, I just hope they can keep up the pace.
Fiorentina has been hot and cold so far this season, but there have been some good games. Fiorentina hasn’t won any of their last 3 games in Serie A, but they have won their midweek game in Coppa Italia against Udinese. In their last Serie A game, Fiorentina was playing against Benevento at home, and they have had 62% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a decent 84% of the correct passes. Fiorentina has conceded a goal in the 52nd minute, and they ended up losing this match 0-1. Fiorentina is in low 15th place in the Serie A standings with only 8 points, 10 scored goals, and 13 conceded goals. Fiorentina now has a solid defense, but their offense needs more work before we can expect better things from Fiorentina. With 4 goals, Castrovilli is the leading goalscorer for Fiorentina, while Biraghi added 3 assists, and Ribery has 2 assists. Chiesa has 1 goal and 1 assist, but he is no longer with the club. I was hoping to see Fiorentina closer to the Europa League zone, and there is still time for them to bounce back, but they need to get their offense going as soon as possible.
Milan has lost their last 2 home games to Fiorentina, but they are still unbeaten this season. The trends are on Milan’s side in this matchup, and I think Milan is the better team here, which is why I will take Milan at home here.