Inter Milan vs Fiorentina
Italian Serie A.
Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan).
After finally securing their second win of the season in Serie A, Inter will hope to make it three wins in all games across all competitions as they take on Fiorentina at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Tuesday evening.
Marcelo Brozovic’s late goal was enough to give the Nerazzurri all three points against Sampdoria, who, given that they were playing at home, were desperate not to drop any points. It was truly a chaotic affair that saw not one, but three goals disallowed during an end-to-end contest.
However, the visitors ultimately prevailed in the end, and will look to make amends for their shocking home loss to Parma when they welcome Fiorentina for the first round of midweek fixtures this Tuesday.
The win has helped Inter climb the table, but they are still a long way behind current leaders Juventus. Still, it has helped perhaps to alleviate the pressure on Luciano Spalletti – but only just slightly.
Fiorentina come into this game having earned a comfortable 3-0 win over SPAL, which finally ended a stuttering run of form in front of goal for the Viola. It also pushed SPAL, who had surprisingly surged into second after a strong start back down into fifth and Stefano Pioli’s men find themselves in third spot ahead of Tuesday’s evening’s showdown.
That 3-0 win followed a 1-1 draw with Sampdoria, and marked only the second game in which Fiorentina were able to score more than one goal in a Serie A fixture.
After hammering Chievo 6-1, goals seemed to dry up for the Viola, who then ground out a 1-0 win over Udinese before losing 1-0 to Napoli.
Thus, the question is, which version of Fiorentina will be on display against Inter on Tuesday?
Inter Milan vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head statistics
- Inter have won 16 of their last 19 meetings with Fiorentina at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Serie A (W16 L3)
- The last time Fiorentina beat Inter at this ground was on September 27, 2015 (4-1)
- Inter have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Fiorentina across all competitions
Inter Milan vs Fiorentina: Prediction
Fiorentina currently find themselves in third, whilst Inter sit in seventh. Only three points divide the two sides. The Nerazzurri seem to be slowly clicking into gear, although there remain some major concerns about this side – and their reliance on late goals to bail them out of trouble, as was evidenced against Tottenham and against Sampdoria.
However, they have a strong record against Fiorentina at this ground, and so far, the Viola have faced one side who finished in the top-four – Napoli – and lost.
That being said, they could trouble Inter if their attack can click into gear. Backing BTTS is a good bet as Inter have yet to keep a clean sheet on home turf this season.
Inter Milan vs Fiorentina: Betting tips
Both teams to Score – YES at 3/4 (1.75)
Over 2.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83).