Inter Milan to Host Fiorentina in Serie A League
Inter Milan to Host Fiorentina in Serie A League

Inter Milan to Host Fiorentina in Serie A League

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Inter Milan will welcome Fiorentina in their upcoming clash on the 28th matchday of the Serie A League, Italy. The match will take place at Giuseppe Meazza, Milano, Italy on Saturday, 1st April 2023, at 11:00 PM (UTC+7). Currently, Inter Milan occupies the third position in the Serie A League points table, while Fiorentina secures the ninth position.

The head-to-head record shows that Inter Milan and Fiorentina have faced each other 169 times in the Serie A League. During that period, Nerazzurri has dominated with 70 wins compared to Viola’s 44 wins, while the remaining games ended in a draw.

Looking back on their previous encounters, the most recent one took place on 23rd October 2022, where Fiorentina lost to Inter Milan by a margin of 3-4 in the Serie A League. Other recent matches include 20th March 2022: Inter Milan 1-1 Fiorentina (Serie A League), 22nd September 2021: Fiorentina 1-3 Inter Milan (Serie A League), 6th February 2021: Fiorentina 0-2 Inter Milan (Serie A League), and 13th January 2021: Fiorentina 1-2 Inter Milan (Coppa Italia).

Coming to the preview of the teams, Inter Milan suffered a defeat from Juventus in a fierce battle that ended with one red card for each side before the international break. This result caused Inter Milan to lose twice to Juventus this season and drop down to the third position, two points behind Lazio in second place. This season’s record of nine losses in 27 matches proves to be one of Inter Milan’s worst since the 2012-2013 season, where they finished sixth. If Inter Milan fails to play well against Fiorentina, they will lose points in three consecutive Serie A League matches for the first time in six years.

On the other hand, Fiorentina comes with high confidence after their dramatic 5-4 victory against Inter Milan in the first round and their first win against Inter Milan since April 2017. Vincenzo Italiano’s team has also won seven consecutive games in all competitions, four of which have occurred in the Serie A League. Moreover, Viola has secured a place in the quarterfinals of the Europa Conference League and will face Cremonese in the Coppa Italia semi-finals.

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Moving to the predicted starting line-ups, Hakan Calhanoglu, Milan Skriniar, and Danilo D’Ambrosio are absent due to injuries. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to take Calhanoglu’s position, while Alessandro Bastoni will fill in for Milan Skriniar. Meanwhile, Aleksa Terzic and Salvatore Sirigu are out for Fiorentina due to injury, and Luka Jovic may miss out due to respiratory illness.

The predicted line-up for Inter Milan would be Onana, Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Gosens, Martinez, and Lukaku. As for Fiorentina, they could line up with Terracciano, Dodo, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi, Amrabat, Bonaventura, Gonzalez, Barak, Saponara, and Cabral.

In terms of predictions, Inter Milan needs to return to their track after a painful defeat against Juventus and keep their distance from Lazio in second place. Meanwhile, Fiorentina’s winning momentum in the Serie A League has been disrupted by the two-week international break, which requires extra effort to get back. Therefore, our prediction for the scoreline would be Inter Milan 2-1 Fiorentina.

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