Inter Milan Seeks Sixth Consecutive Win against Unpredictable FiorentinaPublished September 27, 2015 by Florin P
Depleted Fiorentina tries to fend off the Serie A leaders at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (7:45 p.m UK Time)
Inter Milan was largely disappointing last season and it looked like the former champions are unable to challenge Juventus for the lead. Unburdened by European competitions, they can focus all their energy on the domestic championship this year and they started the season on the right foot. Back-to-back victories have insured their position at the top of the tables, but they will be hard-pressed to defend the lead when Fiorentina comes visiting.
Crushing Head to Head Record for Inter Milan
The hosts have the advantage of winning 16 out of 20 games played at home, but Fiorentina has prevailed in the last head-to-head fixtures. The last time the two teams met at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, the visitors claimed all three points even though they scored a single goal.
This time the hosts are clear favorites and bookmakers are counting on their ability to defend narrow advantages. Bet365 Sports offers even odds on Inter Milan to triumph once again, but they’re expected to drop as kickoff draws near. The home side had the advantage of being able to field the most competitive starting formation, with no players missing due to injury or suspension.
No Break for Fiorentina
This month Fiorentina had to play a match every three games including the Europa League fixture against Basel. Not only they lost the match, but a couple of players sustained injuries and two of their strikers are doubtful ahead of this match. If they don’t recover in time, manager Sousa will have no choice but to use only Babacar upfront.
Inter is quite good at defending when teams start with a single striker and despite his physical abilities, Babacar will be no match for the hosts’ backline. The visitors would gladly settle for one point on the road and odds of 10/11 for this outcome are tempting, given the last head to head results.