Serie A title hopefuls Inter will look to bounce back from a run of four games without a win as they travel to an out-of-form Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Luciano Spalletti’s side will slight be favourites against the hosts despite his team’s recent patchy form.
Where and when: Stadio Artemio Franchi – 5 January, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Fiorentina v Inter: BT Sport, bet365 live streaming
Last time: Inter won the last league meeting between the two earlier this season – 3-0 in Milan in thanks to a double from Mauro Icardi and an Ivan Perisic strike. The last time the two clashed in Florence saw an incredible 5-4 win for the hosts in April.
Fiorentina v Inter Predictions and Preview
Fiorentina are unbeaten in their last seven matches in Serie A but conversely have won only two of their last nine league outings.
Boss Stefano Pioli left Inter in the summer but despite his team sitting in a respectful seventh, they are ten points from the top five and only three points above Bologna, in 12th.
After avoiding defeat in all of their 16 opening Serie A matches this season, Inter shockingly lost back-to-back outings, first against Udinese before Sassuolo before Saturday’s draw with Lazio.
They now trail league leaders Napoli by seven points and are now looking over their shoulders to the teams behind them.
The away side are still slight favourites with odds of 17/10 while Fiorentina are priced at 9/5 and the draw is available at 12/5.
In recent times, games between these two have produced a lot of goals and over 3.5 goals in this game is available at 5/2, while more than 4.5 is priced at a tempting 6/1, while both teams to score is available at 3/4.
One to watch for Fiorentina: Giovanni Simeone is Fiorentina’s top scorer this campaign with six goals in 19 appearances, including in his last outing against Milan on Saturday. He is 13/10 to find the net at any point in this clash.
One to watch for Inter: Mauro Icardi has scored 17 goals in 19 league outings this campaign – more than anyone else in the division and 11 in his last 12 and has scored seven goals in his last eight appearances against Fiorentina. He is 11/10 to score anytime in this encounter.
Long shot: The last three meetings between these two sides have produced a grand total of 18 goals – averaging six per fixture. For this trend to continue and for more than 5.5 goals to fly in during this game is available at 15/1.