Fiorentina vs Inter MilanSerie A, KO: 19:45 Sep 21, 2021, Stadio Artemio Franchi
Fiorentina look a different team this season but will be given a stern test when they welcome Inter Milan to the Stadio Artemio Franchi for an Italian Serie A fixture. La Viola's current form makes them dangerous opponents and while they are likely to cause Inter some problems, the champions' extra quality and experience should give them the edge.
Fiorentina continued their strong start to the season last time out as they claimed a 2-1 victory over Genoa. They raced to a two-goal lead through Riccardo Saponara and Giacomo Bonaventura before Genoa pulled one back in added time.
La Viola have struggled in the last few seasons but look a lot better under new manager Vincenzo Italiano. They have won their three matches since suffering a 3-1 defeat to Roma on the opening weekend and are further up the table than they were at this stage last term.
Fiorentina’s defence has conceded in every match this season and that vulnerability can be exploited by teams with superior attacks.
Inter Milan were in rampant mood in their previous Serie A fixture and claimed a 6-1 victory over Bologna. They took the lead as early as the sixth minute through Lautaro Martinez and never looked back with Edin Dzeko netting a brace while Nicolo Barella, Milan Skriniar and Matias Vecino were also on target.
After being held by Udinese in their previous fixture and following their UEFA Champions League disappointment, it was a good way to bounce back for Inter Milan . They showed their quality against a previously undefeated Bologna side and underlined their status as defending champions.
Inter Milan are still unbeaten in Serie A this season with three wins and a draw from their opening four matches. Simone Inzaghi’s men are also among the leading scorers this term but often suffer the odd loss of concentration at the back which has seen them concede four goals in their last three matches.
How the bookies view it
Both teams are often shaky at the back and likely to concede, but Inter Milan’s superior attack should give them the edge here.
Recent head to head
Inter Milan are unbeaten in the last 10 matches against Fiorentina. The champions did the double last season, claiming a 4-3 victory at home before running out 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Players to watch
Dusan Vlahovic remains the biggest goal threat for Fiorentina and has scored three goals in four matches this season. The striker is priced at 6/5 by bet365 to find the net on Tuesday.
Inter Milan will look to the twin attacking threats of Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko to provide the spark in attack with both men scoring three goals each this season. Martinez is priced at 6/5 to score anytime by bet365, who are also offering 20/21 on Dzeko in the same market.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given the quality in attack for Fiorentina and Inter Milan coupled with both teams often shaky at the back, BTTS could be on the cards at 5/8 with MansionBet. Inter Milan have also seen over 3.5 goals in all four of their matches this season and a similar outcome is priced at 14/9 with SBK.
Inter Milan have scored in both halves in all their matches this term and that run could be tipped to continue at 6/4 with Paddy Power.
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