Inter Milan vs Fiorentina
Date: Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Giuseppe Meazza (Milan)
Fiorentina will be hoping to pull off an upset when they travel to Giuseppe Meazza for Wednesday’s Coppa Italia quarter final against Inter Milan.
Inter Milan vs Fiorentina: Match Preview
Despite taking the lead early on, the Nerazzurri failed to find the goal to kill off the game and paid the price against Cagliari on the weekend; it was former Inter man, Radja Nainggolan who pulled the trigger, levelled the score and brought a well-deserved point.
It was third draw in a row for Antonio Conte and his band of warriors as their downfall continue; Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus is slowly but surely getting away and unless they snap outta slump they’ve found themselves in, Coppa will be the only trophy Nerrazzurri can hope to win.
At Meazza, Inter is very, very tough to beat as Juventus remain the only side to pull that off. With exception of Juve, Internazionale managed seven wins and four draws across domestic competitions but recently they’ve been sluggish, in the last four home games Milano-based side drew thrice.
Bartlomiej Dragowski saved a penalty and pulled off impossible saves to rescue a point for Fiorentina in a goalless draw against struggling Genoa on last Saturday’s Serie A clash.
The Violets’s uprising continues under new manager Giuseppe Iachini as they’ve collected eight points from last four league games, heaven and earth difference comparing to a period just month or so ago when they’ve racked up five league defeats in six games played.
La Viola on the road isn’t setting the world on fire, three wins, three draws and four losses, with negative GD but encouraged by huge win in always troublesome Naples, Fiorentina will be a tough cookie to crack for Lukaku & co.
Kwadwo Asamoah is the only one Inter player uncertain for Viola clash while Fiorentina will be missing Franck Ribéry, (most likely) Kevin-Prince Boateng and suspended captain Germán Pezzella who got sent off in previous Coppa Italia battle v Atalanta.
Inter Milan vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (49 games): Inter 25 wins, 12 draws, Fiorentina 12 wins.
- Inter have 19-1-4 record at home versus La Viola.
- Their last clash ended in a tie, 1-1 draw in Florence.
- Nerazzurri are currently on a five-game unbeaten streak v Fiorentina.
- Internazionale were first to score four of last five showdowns v Viola.
- They also had a half time lead in seven of last eight contests between the two.
- Both teams have scored in eight of last nine head-to-head meetings.
- Both of these have trouble keeping a clean sheet; Inter in last four, Fiorentina in last nine games.
- Seven of their last nine encounters ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Inter Milan vs Fiorentina: Prediction
When these two sides locks swords, it usually results in entertaining and captivating affairs, with goals coming in left and right so I believe they’ll continue in the same manner. All it takes is one early goal to light it all up.
If you’re feeling brave, go for a draw.
Conte and his pupils struggle to finish off their opponents while Fiorentina’s looking more compact under Iachini and should they decide to show up, Inter will have lot of trouble beating them.
Inter Milan vs Fiorentina: Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.86
FT Draw @ 4.40.