The Serie A game at Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday sees visitors Fiorentina facing home side Inter.
Sitting two places behind the top of the table, Inter claimed 50 points after 27 rounds. Meanwhile, Fiorentina amassed 37 points and rank as number nine in the Serie A at the moment.
The unsatisfactory results in recent Serie A matches surely left a stain on morale at Inter. A win this coming Saturday against Fiorentina could be key to turning the tide again.
Inter go into their next Serie A match, scoring a humble average of one per game in their last ten matches. They scored a mundane ten times, while conceding seven. That amounts to an average of 0.7 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring four times.
Fiorentina managed a bearable 11 goals from their past ten games, creating an average of 1.1 goals per game. They conceded nine goals in total, and while claiming three clean sheets, they conceded 0.9 goals an average per game.
It was an enormously entertaining 3-4 match, when these two sides last played each other in the Serie A. A similar feast of goals would go down well on Saturday.
Inter vs Fiorentina Prediction
In their last three matches, Inter lost 2-1 against Spezia, drew 0-0 with FC Porto, before losing to Juventus by 0-1. It has been a bit hit-and-miss for Inter but at least mostly hit, as they put four wins on the board in their previous six Serie A matches. They didn't draw any matches, but lost twice, scoring seven goals while conceding three.
In their last three matches, Fiorentina first beat Cremonese 0-2, then Sivasspor by 1-4 and finally Lecce by 1-0. Fiorentina won twice, while also recording one draw, and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Serie A. The scoreline from these matches says six goals conceded and seven scored.
Neither Fiorentina nor Inter score many goals, but they are decent at keeping things tight at the back, and we don't see a goal fest happening at Giuseppe Meazza.
Inter have taken 18 points from their last 13 games against teams from the top half of the Serie A table. They won six of these matches with a scoreline of 23 goals to 22. Fiorentina won one of their last 13 matches against teams from the top half of the Serie A table, scoring ten and conceding 22 goals. They collected six points from these. Inter have a record of 16 wins, two draws and nine defeats in the Serie A this season. Fiorentina enjoy a record of ten wins, seven draws and ten defeats in the Serie A.
Inter vs Fiorentina Stats
- Inter have won 14 of the last 15 home matches
- Inter have scored in 28 of the last 30 home matches
- In 16 of the last 18 Inter matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Inter have not lost 14 of the last 15 home matches
- Inter have won 4 of the last 5 home matches without conceding a goal
- In 20 of the last 22 Fiorentina away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Fiorentina have won the last 3 away matches in a row without conceding a goal
- In 14 of the last 16 Fiorentina matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Fiorentina have scored in 14 of the last 16 away matches
- Fiorentina have won 3 of the last 4 matches without conceding a goal
Inter vs Fiorentina Squads
Simone Inzaghi will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Fiorentina from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Serie A this season):
Alex Cordaz (0/0), Andre Onana (0/17), Nikolaos Botis (0/0), Samir Handanovic (0/10), Alessandro Bastoni (0/21), Alessandro Fontanarosa (0/0), Dalbert (0/0), Danilo D'Ambrosio (0/9), Federico Dimarco (3/25), Francesco Acerbi (0/20), Matteo Darmian (1/22), Mattia Zanotti (0/0), Milan Skriniar (0/21), Raoul Bellanova (0/11), Robin Gosens (1/23), Stefan de Vrij (1/16), Stefano Di Pentima (0/0), Denzel Dumfries (1/24), Hakan Calhanoglu (2/26), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (3/24), Kristjan Asllani (0/12), Marcelo Brozovic (2/17), Nicolo Barella (5/26), Nicolo Biral (0/0), Roberto Gagliardini (0/12), Silas Andersen (0/0), Valentin Carboni (0/5), Edin Dzeko (7/27), Joaquin Correa (3/18), Lautaro Martinez (14/27), Romelu Lukaku (3/15).
Here is the full squad of the away team. The 45 year-old Fiorentina manager Italiano will select his starting XI from these players:
Michele Cerofolini (0/0), Pietro Terracciano (0/23), Salvatore Sirigu (0/1), Aleksa Terzic (0/14), Christian Dalle Mura (0/0), Cristiano Biraghi (1/25), Dodo (0/23), Gabriele Ferrarini (0/0), Igor (0/20), Lorenzo Venuti (0/11), Luca Ranieri (0/4), Lucas Martinez Quarta (1/19), Michael Kayode (0/0), Nikola Milenkovic (2/20), Alessandro Bianco (0/3), Alfred Duncan (0/16), Antonin Barak (2/23), Gaetano Castrovilli (0/6), Giacomo Bonaventura (3/23), Jonathan Ikone (2/25), Josip Brekalo (0/2), Riccardo Saponara (2/22), Rolando Mandragora (2/20), Sofyan Amrabat (0/24), Arthur Cabral (6/22), Christian Kouame (2/21), Luka Jovic (4/24), Nicolas Gonzalez (4/17), Riccardo Sottil (0/9).
Inter vs Fiorentina Team News
Inter have an almost full squad available against Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza with only one player possibly missing.
Marcelo Brozovic sit this one out for Inter due to an injury.
Fiorentina have three on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Inter on Saturday.
Names like Luka Jovic, Rolando Mandragora and Riccardo Sottil most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Inter.
Inter vs Fiorentina Lineups
Inter vs Fiorentina H2H
Supporters will be hoping to see a similarly thrilling encounter, as it turned out to be the last time Inter played against Fiorentina. It finished 3-4 in a great Serie A match between the pair. Inter tend to have the upper hand against Fiorentina, grabbing all three points five times in ten matches. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 8/11.
Inter vs Fiorentina Results
Betting on both teams to score in recent matches between Inter and Fiorentina would have made you a decent profit. Both teams found their way to the goal eight times in their previous ten matches. Odds on both teams finding the back of the net are best priced at 4/5 with the bookies.
Inter vs Fiorentina Betting Tips
Look no further than Henrikh Mkhitaryan, when searching for a marksman currently in good shape. He hit the target twice lately for Inter in the Serie A, while Arthur Cabral managed three goals in the last half dozen matches for Fiorentina in this tournament. No doubt, both are looking to add to their total once again.
Inter won eight of their previous 10 outings across all tournaments on home soil. They lost two as well, whilst visitors Fiorentina won seven of their last 10 matches away from home. They drew one and lost two. Inter scored the opening goal an impressive seven times in 10 games on home soil, while Fiorentina did it in six of their last 10 away games.
Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet five times in the past ten encounters between Inter and Fiorentina, with the latter scoring 1.4 goals on average in these. Inter managed an average of 2.1 goals as both teams scored eight times in this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in two of Inter’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 0.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Fiorentina's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.1 goals in these matches.