AC Milan return to San Siro today to face Fiorentina, looking to put back-to-back defeats behind them and begin a charge up the table.
With 6 points from 5 matches and Serie A’s second-worst attack, with just 3 goals, it’s safe to say that this new Milan project isn’t off to a flying start. The latest defeat for Marco Giampaolo’s side came at the hands of Torino on Thursday night as the Rossoneri threw away a lead inside the last 20 minutes to lose 2-1.
On the other hand, after 18 straight Serie A matches without a win, Fiorentina finally edged past Sampdoria 2-1 on Wednesday. The result takes the Viola all the way up to 15th place in the table on 5 points.
It is interesting to know that the referee for this match is 41-year-old Piero Giacomelli, who’s one of the quickest to go for the red card or the penalty kick in Italy.
Looking back through the history, we will see that so far, AC Milan and Fiorentina have played 38 matches. AC Milan won 16 direct matches, Fiorentina 11 matches and 11 matches ended in a draw.
AC Milan secured a victory in their last Serie A meeting against Fiorentina: they could win consecutive league games against the Viola for their first time since the 2010-11 season.
AC Milan have drawn just one of their last 11 home games against Fiorentina in Serie A, winning six and losing four of those matches.
Fiorentina won their last Serie A game: the last time the Viola earned two wins in a row in the competition was December 2018, the second game coming against Milan.
Defeat against Inter in their last Serie A home game for Milan means that the Rossoneri could suffer back-to-back home league losses for the first time since May 2017.
AC Milan: Donnarumma, Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Hernandez, Kessie, Bennacer, Calhanoglu, Suso, Rebic, Leao.
Fiorentina: Dragowski, Milenkovic, Pezzella, Caceres, Lirola, Pulgar, Badelj, Castrovilli, Dalbert, Ribery, Chiesa.
Date: Sunday, 29 September
Time: 19:45 CET
Venue: Giuseppe Meazza
Referee: Piero Giacomelli