Fiorentina and Inter Milan go head-to-head at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Friday evening, with the home side going into the clash as one of Serie A’s in form teams. However, with their opponents having lost just twice all season to sit third in the standings, many are predicting a close encounter in Florence.
Two of Italy’s most famous clubs meet this weekend, when Inter Milan travel to take on Fiorentina in Serie A. The visitors have certainly started the season the better, however two defeats from their last three league outings have raised questions regarding their quality. Having secured a point against Inter’s city rivals AC Milan last time around, the home side will be looking to make it six matches unbeaten in the Italian top-flight. For those still deciding which way to go, be sure to check out or top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with Fiorentina.
Fiorentina Team News & Form
Fiorentina are on a run of five matches unbeaten, however three draws from such matches mean that they have been leapfrogged by Udinese in the standings. Manager Stefano Pioli will be looking to get one over on his former club when they duo meet on Friday evening, the experienced Italian boss will be looking to the likes of Davide Astori and Milan Badelj to lead Fiorentina to victory, while youngsters Giovanni Simeone and Federico Chiesa will look to further add to their growing reputations.
Inter Milan Team News & Form
Inter were held to a goalless draw at home to Lazio last time around, having previously suffered successive losses to Sassuolo and Udinese. Having started the season in fine style, Inter are in danger of undoing all of their good work, with manager Luciano Spalletti looking for a positive result away from the San Siro. Argentine forward Mauro Icardi has 17 Serie A goals to his name already this season, while Ivan Perisic has been a constant threat in the final third for the Italian giants. The defensive partnership between Miranda and Milan Škriniar is likely to be put under pressure by the Fiorentina frontline on Friday.
Head to Head
The two teams have met a total of 29 times in recent years, with Inter Milan having won on 18 of those occasions, whilst drawing seven times in the process. However, Fiorentina secured a dramatic 5-4 victory over Inter in front of their home fans last season, before Inter won comfortably at the San Siro.
Betting Odds and Predictions
Despite their home advantage, Fiorentina are still the underdogs for victory with the majority of online bookmakers. The home side can be backed at best odds of 7/4 with Ladbrokes, with the same platform offering the visitors odds of 17/10. Elsewhere, betting on Mauro Icardi to score during the 90 minutes is worth considering, with William Hill offering odds of 20/21 on this market.
Top Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on both teams scoring during the 90 minutes, which is available at odds of 7/10 with William Hill.