AC Milan vs Fiorentina: Preview
The match will be played on Sunday, 29 September 2019, at 6:45 PM GMT/2:45 PM EST, at the Stadio San Siro in Milan. The forecast calls for a pretty nice day, albeit a bit warmer than the players might like. There’s little chance of rain, at least, so it should be a pleasant evening in Lombardy.
Fresh off the first win of the season, a no-longer-bottom-of-the-table Fiorentina travels to Milan to take on the Rossoneri. This will be the 172nd meeting between the sides dating back to 1931; the Viola haven’t fared well in this fixture over the years, managing a record of W49 D47 L75 with a -56 goal difference. Over their last 10 in the Serie A, though, AC Milan haven’t had it all their way, as Fiorentina are W3 D4 L3. In this fixture last season, the good guys notched their first away win of the campaign over a shorthanded Casciavit in a dour 0-1 win.
The referee for this one is 41-year-old Piero Giacomelli of Trieste, who’s one of the quickest to go for the red card or the penalty kick in Italy. In the 15 Fiorentina matches he’s overseen, the Viola are a perfectly symmetrical W5 D5 L5. Last we saw him was in the second week of the season, overseeing a dismal 2-1 defeat at the hands of Genoa in which, true to form, he awarded the Viola a very soft PK.