Sports Betting. AC Milan vs Fiorentina [19.02.17] : Rossoneri struggle due to an injury crisis

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Sports Betting. AC Milan vs Fiorentina [19.02.17] : Rossoneri struggle due to an injury crisis

Serie A

Matchweek 25

19.02.2017

Bet: Total Goals by Away Team over 1

Despite some pessimistic preseason predictions, AC Milan have been in top-6 for quite a long time. However, Rossoneri’s recent performances haven’t been impressive. After the turn of the year Montella’s side have only 2 wins along with 2 draws and 3 losses. So they moved down to the 7th position in the table. The betting experts are afraid Milan risk not to finish in the top-5 and therefore to miss European competitions once again.

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The sports betting companies expected Fiorentina to keep pace with the Serie A leaders or at least to be in the top-5 after the half of the season. Nevertheless, Sousa’s team had slumps in the results, so they were somewhere in the middle of the table. At this moment the Viola are still 8th, but they are only 5 points behind Inter and Atalanta who are the 4th and the 5th. The betting experts think the recent victory (1-0) in Moenchengladbach in the round of 32 in the Europa League had to embolden the Florentines.

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While choosing a bet it’s also worth keeping in mind that this visit to Germany may have exhausted Fiorentina. So Sousa is likely to make some changes in the squad. Luckily, he doesn’t have any major selection concerns. Unfortunately, this can’t be said about AC Milan. The betting experts mention that Montella will miss Romagnoli, De Sciglio, Antonelli, Bonavebtura and Montolivo. The Rossoneri come into this match out of form, but they have repeatedly demonstrated their strong character, so they will definitely do it once again.

The bookmakers give small preference to the hosts: AC Milan – 2,28, Draw – 3,30, Fiorentina – 3,20. It’s evident that this fixture is extremely important in terms of fighting for the top-5 in the Serie A standings. Last year the Rossoneri overcame the Viola (2-0) at home, but this time they are unlikely to keep clean sheet and to get all the 3 points. Milan’s weak place is defense as they have a lot of injured players in this line, so it is recommended to bet on “Total Goals by Away Team over 1” (1,70). Besides, there is a good bet “Both Teams to Score” (1,59). Apart from that, you can choose “Double chance Fiorentina or Draw” (1,63).