Fiorentina vs Inter Milan
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).
The Nerazzurri will be looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss to Barcelona in the midweek that got them downgraded to Europa League football.
Fiorentina vs Inter Milan: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (48 games): Fiorentina 12 wins, Inter Milan 25 wins, 11 Draws.
- On average 2.88 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at Stadio Artemio Franchi over the course of history.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in 7 of their last 8 encounters.
- 7 of the last 8 head-to-head meetings had over 2.5 goals.
- The Nerazzurri have scored at least two goals in 5 of their last 6 outings.
Fiorentina vs Inter Milan: Predicted Starting Lineups
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Dragowski – Milenkovic, Pezzella, Caceres – Lirola, Pulgar, Badelj, Castrovilli, Dalbert – Chiesa, Vlahovic.
Inter Milan (3-5-2): Handanovic – D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Candreva – Vecino, Brozovic, Borja Valero, Biraghi – Lukaku, Martinez.
Fiorentina vs Inter Milan: Prediction
Free-falling Fiorentina extended their losing streak in the league to four games following a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Torino. In an even game, in terms of stats, La Viola only managed to score a consolation goal in the stoppages.
Vincenzo Montella somehow survived Lecce and Granata, but he will probably get the sack if they fail to upset the table-toppers on Sunday. With the W-D-L record of 4-4-7, Florence-based outfit are sitting at 13th position in the standings.
Viola have recorded two wins, two draws and three defeats at Artemio Franchi, averaging 1.14 goals scored per match and conceding 1.29. They’re on three-game winless run at this venue.
Franck Ribery is out with an ankle injury.
The Nerazzurri will be looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss to Barcelona in the midweek that got them downgraded to Europa League football. A goalless affair with Roma couple of days before that had no impact on their position on the ladder as Juventus capitulated at Stadio Olimpico.
Inter are in strong Serie A form, having won six of their last eight outings and with 38pts to their name, they’re two points clear off Juve and five points above Lazio.
Antonio Conte’s side maintained their 100 percent record on the road with a 3-0 win over Torino on 23 November. They’re the most efficient away team in the league with 2.57 goals scored per bout, whilst conceding a goal per tie.
Gagliardini, Sensi, Barella, Sanchez and Asamoah are on the treatment table.
Fiorentina are in a mess right now and I’ll back the visiting side to claim their 8th win on the road this season. Their Champions League exit vs second-string Barca was painful, but it gives them an edge over Juventus and Serie A was always Nerazzurri’s number one priority.
Conte knows how to motivate players and I’m positive his boys will be fired up for this one. With Lukaku and Martinez up-front (18 league goals combined), I’m confident they will bag at least two on Sunday.
With a 1-2, 1-3 hunch, I’ll also take over 2.5 goals – Three goals or more have been scored in 86% of Inter’s matches away from home.
Fiorentina vs Inter Milan: Betting Tips
- Inter to Win @ 2.13
- Over 2.5 goals @ 1.94.