Inter face Fiorentina in the pick of the midweek Serie A matches. The Viola currently sit in third after three wins from their opening five games but a win for Luciano Spalletti’s men would bring both clubs level on 10 points. Only Sassuolo have scored more goals than Stefano Pioli’s side.
Where and when: Giuseppe Meazza – 25 September, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Inter vs. Fiorentina: Eleven Sports 2
Last time: Mauro Icardi gave the Nerazzurri the lead when the sides met at the turn of the year, before compatriot Giovanni Simeone netted in stoppage time to deny the visitors all three points.
Inter v Fiorentina Predictions and Preview
Home side Inter continue to frustrate. The Nerazzurri surprisingly lost to newly promoted Parma but followed up their dismal showing with stoppage time wins against Tottenham and Sampdoria.
Pleasingly for Spalletti, Icardi found the net against Spurs and few would bet against the Argentine number nine embarking on a long goalscoring run. Icardi is the 7/2 favourite to register first and 5/1 to bag two or more goals.
|Inter to win 2-1||7/1||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||2/1||Offer|
|Both teams to score||7/10||Offer|
Midfield acquisition Radja Nainggolan is 15/1 to score from outside the penalty box and there is good value here given the Belgian’s ability from distance, Meanwhile, Inter are 8/11 to win the duel.
After narrowly missing out on Europa League qualification in May, Fiorentina have started the new campaign in fine form and will be confident ahead of their trip to Milan. While Roma sporting director Monchi received widespread acclaim for his summer work, and Napoli hit the headlines with their coup of the hugely respected Carlo Ancelotti, the Viola went under the radar, and the less-fancied Tuscan club are reaping the rewards for going about their business quietly.
Star duo Simeone and Federico Chiesa remained at the club and warding off reported interest from a host of clubs on the continent could arguably be the difference between securing a European berth and falling agonisingly short again. The talented attackers are available at 8/1 and 12/1 respectively to open the scoring while Fiorentina are 15/4 to chalk up another triumph. Both teams to score is best priced at 3/4.
One to watch for Inter: Kwadwo Asamoah. The Ghanaian may be playing at left-back but is one of Inter’s main attacking threats. The former Juventus man is 12/1 to hit the net anytime.
One to watch for Fiorentina: Marko Pjaca is 9/2 in the same market. The Bianconeri owned winger will get regular game time for the Viola and is already off the mark after scoring against SPAL.
Long shot: Inter and Fiorentina have played out some classics over the years and Tuesday night’s contest could continue this theme. The Viola have lost to Napoli and while Inter are inconsistent, the clash will be a good test of their credentials in the hunt for a European berth. A highly entertaining 2-2 outcome is 14/1.