The Rossoneri boss' tenure at the San Siro was given a stay of execution after Sunday's 1-1 draw against Lazio, but Al Hain-Cole expects him to come under more pressure tonightHaving earned himself some breathing space by guiding AC Milan to a 1-1 draw away to Lazio at the weekend, Clarence Seedorf will be hoping to ease the pressure even further against Fiorentina at the Artemio Franchi on Wednesday.
That result ended a run of four consecutive defeats for i Rossoneri, who are available at 11/5 (3.20) with William Hill to pick up their first win in over a month this evening.
However, Vincenzo Montella’s men ran out 2-0 winners at the San Siro back in November and are 5/4 (2.25) favourites to complete a first league double over these opponents since the 1998-99 season.
The hosts came back from two goals down with 10 men to snatch a 2-2 draw in this fixture last season, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on the sides sharing the spoils once again this time out.
Having allegedly been given the next two games to save his job, Seedorf will have been relieved to come away from the first match with a creditable draw away to an in-form Lazio team.
However, the visitors were far from convincing in Rome going ahead via a fortunate deflection from Kaka’s cross before succumbing to an equaliser that Lazio’s dominance undoubtedly merited.
Any confidence boost that Seedorf’s team may have taken from that draw will probably be negated by La Viola’s impressive 1-0 win away at Napoli on Sunday, with the hosts sure to be in high spirits as they seek a third consecutive league win.
Having won just three away games all season, it is hard to see an underperforming Milan side having much luck against a team they have failed to beat in any of the last five meetings, meaning their Dutch boss can reasonably fear the worst tonight.
With the gap between themselves and Napoli in third place looking suddenly far more slender after Sunday’s win, odds of 5/4 (2.25) are not to be missed on Fiorentina maintaining their strong form with a fourth win in five against their guests.
|Fiorentina to win for a 1.5pt stake at 5/4 (2.25) with William Hill
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