Inter Milan vs FiorentinaSerie A, KO: 17:30 Sep 3, 2023, San Siro
Inter Milan will put their 100% record on the line as they welcome Fiorentina to the San Siro for a Serie A fixture on Sunday. La Viola are often a difficult team to face but with the Nerazzurri looking confident at the moment, a home win could be on the cards.
Inter Milan appear to be a team on a mission as they have made an impressive start to the season. They have won their opening two matches and are one of only four Serie A teams still maintaining a 100% record.
The Nerazzurri began their campaign with a 2-0 victory at Monza before picking up a similar result at newly promoted Cagliari. The key thing about their performances so far is their defensive showings as they are yet to concede a goal after two matches.
One thing that will give Inter Milan more confidence ahead of Sunday’s clash is their fine record at the San Siro. Simone Inzaghi’s men have won their last four Serie A home matches stretching back to last season, although they have kept just one clean sheet in that run.
Although they do not boast a 100% record like their hosts, Fiorentina still have reasons to be pleased with their start to the campaign. They have claimed a win and a draw from their opening two Serie A matches and are through to the group stage of the Europa Conference League.
Fiorentina began their Serie A campaign with a 4-1 victory at Genoa before being held to a 2-2 home draw by Lecce last time out. They followed up that result with a 2-0 victory over Rapid Vienna on Thursday to progress to the group stage of the Europa League.
While the goals have flowed freely for Fiorentina, they have found it difficult keeping things tight at the back. Vincenzo Italiano’s men have conceded three goals in their two Serie A matches so far and are without a clean sheet in their last five matches, stretching back to last season.
How the bookies view it
Inter Milan are considered overwhelming favourites among the holes with a home win priced at 13/20 with William Hill. A victory for Fiorentina is valued at 17/4 by bet365 while Paddy Power is offering odds of 14/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Inter Milan have a 32-13 advantage with 16 draws from 61 previous matches against Fiorentina. The Nerazzurri have also won four of the last six fixtures and claimed a 2-1 victory in the most recent meeting back in May with Lautaro Martinez netting a brace.
Players to watch
Lautaro Martinez had made a fine start to the season, scoring three goals in the opening two Serie A matches. The Argentine striker also netted a brace in the last meeting with Fiorentina and is priced at 13/10 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Nicolas Gonzalez has been the standout player for Fiorentina this season, scoring four goals in his last four matches across all competitions. The attacker was also on target against Inter Milan last season and is priced at 4/1 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.
Anything else catch the eye?
Inter Milan and Fiorentina boast plenty of quality in attack, so both teams could be backed to score at 3/4 with 888Sport. There were over 3.5 goals in La Viola’s last away match and a repeat is priced at 3/1 by bet365, who is also offering odds of 4/5 for over 2.5 goals.
Inter Milan are priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, so a win and over 2.5 goals should offer more value at 6/4 with Paddy Power.
This Serie A match between Inter Milan and Fiorentina will be played on Sep 3, 2023 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Inter Milan vs Fiorentina prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.