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Serie A

  • April 7, 2013
  • • 11:30
  • • Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 23000

Fiorentina-AC Milan Preview: Can Allegri's men make it five straight wins?

Fiorentina-AC Milan Preview: Can Allegri's men make it five straight wins?


The Rossoneri hold a commanding six-point lead over Vincenzo Montella's side and could cement third spot with another win on Sunday



Tomovic, Savic, Compper, Pasqual
Aquilani, Pizarro, Valero
Ljajic, Toni, Cuadrado

Abate, Mexes, Zapata, De Sciglio
Flamini, Montolivo, Muntari 
Boateng, Balotelli, El Shaarawy

It seemed unthinkable prior to Christmas, but victory over Fiorentina on Sunday will effectively see AC Milan book their place in next season's Champions League and tighten their increasingly-firm grip on third spot.

The Rossoneri have won their last four Serie A games and kept clean sheets in all of those encounters, a run of form which sees them six points ahead of fourth-placed Viola and two adrift of Napoli in second spot.

Nigel de Jong is the only unavailable player in Massimiliano Allegri's first-team squad as he continues his recovery from a long term Achilles injury. 

The home side have greater cause for concern, however, with Matias Fernandez, Ahmed Hegazy, Giuseppe Rossi, Michele Camporese and star man Stevan Jovetic all injured, while Gonzalo Rodriguez misses out through suspension.

  • AC Milan's attacking trio of Stephan El Shaarawy, Mario Balotelli and Kevin-Prince Boateng are all one booking away from suspension.
  • The Rossoneri will move nine points clear of Fiorentina if they win on Sunday.
  • Giampaolo Pazzini (right), Milan's second top goalscorer with 13 strikes to his name, should return to the first-team squad for the trip to Florence.
  • Massimiliano Allegri's side have led at half-time and full-time in each of their last four Serie A games.
  • Fiorentina will have to do without main man Stevan Jovetic on Sunday through injury - the forward has found the back of the net 12 times this season.
  • The Viola have scored at least two goals in nine of their last 11 Serie A games.
  • Vincenzo Montella's side have won their last four home games.

Players to watch

L. Toni

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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With Stevan Jovetic absent through injury, the goalscoring burden will be even greater on the veteran striker. With seven goals to his name this season, Toni will hope to add to that tally on Sunday.

P. Mexès

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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Milan's recent run of form has supported the theory that all good sides are built on the foundations of a solid back four. The Rossoneri have kept four consecutive clean sheets and the centre-back will be key if his side are to make it five.

Editor's Prediction

A win for AC Milan will all but seal third place, and with four wins from their last four games the Rossoneri will head into the game high on confidence and determined to come away with a win that could complete a remarkable turnaround from their early-season struggles.

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Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

ACF Fiorentina FIO
ACF Fiorentina Fiorentina
AC Milan MIL
AC Milan Milan

Top 3 Predictions

ACF Fiorentina FIO
0 - 2
AC Milan MIL
ACF Fiorentina FIO
1 - 2
AC Milan MIL
ACF Fiorentina FIO
1 - 3
AC Milan MIL