Fiorentina - Inter

Under / Over
Pick: Over +2,5 goals
Odds: 1.77
Stake: 1

Match date: 05/02/2021

Fiorentina and Inter play first game of the 21st round of Italian Serie A today at 20:45 CET, at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence. Fiorentina is in 11th place with 22 points through 20 matches, while Inter is in second place with 44 points through 20 matches.

This two clubs played a cup match at the same stadium on January 13 and after 90 minutes it was 1:, but in overtime Romelu Lukaku scored for Inter who won 2:1. First league game of this season in Milan ended 4:3 for Inter.

Judging by these results, another exciting and interesting match awaits us tonight. Fiorentina will enter very motivated to surprise the favorite, while the guests have only one goal, and that is to win and jump to first place ahead of city rival Milan.

Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli will missing two standard first team players due to cards, central defender Nikola Milenković (two goals in 19 appearances) and midfielder Gaetano Castrovilli (4 goals in 19 league appearances). Prandelli announced a 3-5-2 tactical schedule, and in the attack will be the top scorer Vlahović (7 goals) and new player Kokorin or experienced Frenchman Franck Ribery, although there was little trouble with the injury.

The hosts are aware that it is difficult to expect a positive result only with defensively play, so they will certainly have attacking pretensions, as they played in the first two games with Inter this season. The good news is two reinforcements, striker Kokorin and midfielder Malcuit, who will be waiting his opportunity from the bench today.

- We have improved a lot in terms of intensity, the team has received all my messages well. We don't dribble much, but at the same time we find depth well. Also, we need to improve a lot on concentration. We must be compact, balanced and put Conte's boys in difficulty - said coach Prandelli.

Hosts Fiorentina have four wins, four draws, and two losses this season in 10 Serie A matches at Artemio Franchi. The Viola are looking to extend a six-match home unbeaten streak (W2 D4 L0) dating to December 2020. against Genoa.

Inter suffered defeat 1:2 against Juventus in the first leg of the Italian Cup semi-final on Tuesday, but were weakened by the failure of their best player and scorer Lukaku (14 goals in 19 games in Serie A). Again, Inter defense was insecure and made big mistakes, but that is often the price of very offensive play. Inter scored 49 goals in the league, the most of all clubs, and for this duel with Fiorentina, Lukaku and offensive defender Hakimi, who has scored six goals so far, are returning to the team.

Guests coach Antonio Conte has the strongest team at his disposal and his thoughts go exclusively to the offensive play and winning all three points in Florence. Midfielder Barella (two goals and five assists), who is the initiator of most of the actions, has been playing very well lately, and of course Vidal and Brozović are always dangerous. Barella, Brozović and Bastoni had minor injury problems, but should be in competition to play tonight.

- Unfortunately, we paid the price for two unlucky errors that gave Juventus the victory. We also failed to capitalize some great chances. I expect a much better game against Fiorentina, victory and taking the first place - said Antonio Conte.

Internazionale's last Serie A match saw them triumph 4:0 against Benevento at home to extend their unbeaten streak to four (W2 D2 L0). Inter have got the better of Fiorentina late, unbeaten in their last seven Serie A matches (W3 D4 L0). Fiorentina are looking for their first league win in games between the two sides since April 2017. Nerazzurri have outscored the club from Florence 14:9 during their unbeaten streak.

For betting, most will bet on Inter's win, but the odds are falling and there is no real 'value', so option of at least three goals in total seems better. There will be no calculation here, it will be match at a high pace and both goalkeepers should be with lot of work to do. So, 3+

Possible first 11

Fiorentina: Dragowski - Julio, Pezzella, Martinez - Venuti, Bonaventura, Valero, Amrabat, Biraghi - Vlahović, Kokorin.

Inter: Handanović - Škriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni - Hakimi, Barella, Brozović, Vidal, Young - Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez.

LOST Score: 0:2 Profit: -1
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