Time is running out for defending Serie A champions Inter, who welcome Fiorentina in a must-win clash at San Siro on Saturday afternoon. The Nerazzurri have a game in hand, but are four points behind leaders Milan, while La Viola are only two points off the European places.
Where and when: San Siro – 19 March, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Inter vs. Fiorentina: BT Sport, Bet365 Live streaming
Last time: Riccardo Sottil gave opened the score for La Viola, but strikes from Matteo Darmian, Ivan Perisic and Edin Dzeko turned the last meeting between those teams into a 3-1 victory for the Nerazzurri at Stadio Artemio Franchi back in September.
Inter v Fiorentina Predictions and Preview
Inter suffered another big disappointment last week, as the Nerazzurri only snatched a 1-1 draw against Torino only a few days after being eliminated from the Champions League. Simone Inzaghi’s men were seconds away from suffering a defeat against the Granata, but Alexis Sanchez’s stoppage time strike earned them a point.
However, this means little in the title race, as Inter dropped to third place and have only won on of their last six Serie A games. The Beneamata lost two of their last three games at home, while they trashed bottom boys Salernitana by 5-0 in their last outing at San Siro.
Fiorentina, meanwhile, continued their struggles on the road last week when Vincenzo Italiano’s men were beaten 2-1 by Sassuolo. La Viola have now won only two of their last 10 away games, while they lost each of their last four meetings with the Nerazzurri. The last time Fiorentina beat Inter was all the way back in 2017 when the game ended in a 5-4 victory for the hosts at Artemio Franchi, while their last victory at San Siro was in 2015.
Inter vs. Fiorentina full time result odds
Stefan De Vrij is the only injury concern for the Simone Inzaghi, who will probably replace the Dutch defender with either Federico Di Marco or Andrea Ranocchia in his back three. Lautaro Martinez will battle it out with Alexis Sanchez for a place next to Edin Dzeko up front, while Denzel Dumfries should return on the right after coming off the bench against Torino.
Vincenzo Italiano has his side at full strength, so the ex-Spezia tactician will probably make a lot of changes to his starting XI after the poor showing against Sassuolo last week.
Inter vs. Fiorentina both teams to sore odds
BTTS paid off in six of Fiorentina’s last seven games on the road, while the same applies for eight of the last 10 games between La Viola and the Nerazzurri. Inter drew 1-1 against Torino last week, so our pick for Saturday is BTTS at 4/5, while the odds raise to 19/10 if you pair this with a victory for Simone Inzaghi’s men.
Inter vs. Fiorentina correct score odds
Two of Inter’s last three home victories were by 2-1, while La Viola were beaten with the same scoreline away to Sassuolo last week. At the same time, the Nerazzurri won each of their last six meetings with Fiorentina, including two 2-1 wins during that stretch. Therefore, our pick for Saturday is a 2-1 victory for the hosts at 15/2 in this Inter vs. Fiorentina preview.
Inter vs. Fiorentina first goalscorer odds
Lautaro Martinez broke the deadlock in two of Inter’s last three games in all competitions. The Argentinian scored a sensational hat-trick in the 5-0 trashing over Salernitana two weeks ago and now has 14 Serie A strikes to his name this term. All this should boast his confidence, so watch out for Lautaro to break the deadlock in a 2-1 win for the hosts on Saturday at 37/1 in these Inter vs. Fiorentina tips.