FIO vs INT Dream11: Teams in Italy start their quest for the domestic Cup glory as round-of-16 games in Coppa Italia are set to be contested this week. An all Serie-A encounter between Fiorentina and Inter Milan is one of the showpiece fixtures. The Viola Nation will host the match at their iconic Stadio Artemio Franchi stadium on Tuesday evening (IST). Here is FIO vs INT Dream 11 Match Prediction.
Fixture Name And Competition: Fiorentina vs Inter Milan: Coppa Italia
Date & Time: 07:30 PM (IST), 13 January
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi
Fiorentina: The Viola Nation is dangling on the wrong side of the power rankings in Serie A. A club of their size and profile should at least fight for the top-six spots, but the fact that they are not even in top-half, currently sitting at 12th, shows the extent of their inconsistencies. That said, Fiorentina snapped a two-game winless run with the 1-0 win over Cagliari in Serie A.
Inter Milan: Considering how congested the table is in Serie A, it was two points dropped as Inter Milan could manage only a 2-2 draw away at AS Roma at the weekend. Antonio Conte must still be smarting but he will aim to channel the frustration into this match.
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
It was a goals-galore as Inter Milan won the most recent encounter 4-3 against Fiorentina. It was nothing shocking as Inter tend to fair better against Viola Nation, and head into this game on a seven-game unbeaten run against this opponent. That said, three of the last five meetings also ended in draws.
Fiorentina Wins- 00
Inter Milan Wins– 02
Last meeting: 4-3 home win for Inter Milan.
Live Streaming Coppa Italia: No official streaming in India.
Fiorentina Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: The main concern for the home team in the health of German Pazzella and Frank Ribery.
Expected changes: The cup games can be an unwanted distraction for managers. More often than not, these kind of competitions are a second priority for the head coaches. It will be interesting to see how manager Cesare Prandelli approaches this game. He will have one eye fixed on the Sunday's more important game in Serie A against Napoli and could allow some of his key first-team players a much-needed breather. That means the fit-again centre-back Germán Pezzella (hamstring) and winger Franck Ribery (knee) may not be rushed back into action, with the duo likely to feature from the bench.
Fiorentina Starting XI (probables):
Inter Milan Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Inter Milan will not call upon Matias Vecino, Danilo D'Ambrosio and Matteo Darmian. Vecino is a long-term absentee, while Darmian and D'Ambrosio got injured recently.
Expected changes: Head coach Antonio Conte may be tempted to ring in significant changes here as he has the huge Derby D'Italia game against Juventus coming up on Sunday. That means superstar striker Romelu Lukaku and his partner in crime Lautaro Martinez may be rested here.
Christian Eriksen, who is likely to leave the club for Ajax in the current transfer window, maybe allowed a farewell appearance here.
Inter Milan Starting XI (probables):
GK: P Terracciano
DEF: M Skriniar, A Kolarov, N Milenkovic, M Caceres
MID: S Sensi, C Eriksen, I Perisic, C Biraghi
FW: A Sanchez (C), D Vlahovic (VC)
FIO vs INT Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
Alexis Sanchez: The former Manchester United and Arsenal superstar is still an elite player who can make something happen out of nothing. In this one-off game, you can consider him as a good captain option in Dream 11 prediction teams.
X-factors, differential picks
Ivan Perisic: His profile increased further with a solid season with Bayern Munich last season where he won the coveted Champions League. He is in good form and will be worth the shot.
Dusan Vlahovic: Fiorentina's forward is having a pretty good season and will be looking to increase his goals tally here.
FIO vs INT Today Match Prediction Football Match
Bet 365 Odds
Fiorentina To Win: 4.50 Or 22.22% chance to win
Draw: 4.20 Or 23.81% chance to win
Inter Milan to Win: 1.66 Or 60.24% chance to win
Fiorentina To Win: 4.33 Or 23.09% chance to win
Draw: 3.80 Or 26.32% chance to win
Inter Milan to Win: 1.77 Or 56.50% chance to win
This is a close game to call. Fiorentina are a better team than their current position on the table in Serie A. They are also the hosts and will have familiar conditions to work around their tactics. But Inter Milan remain favourite amongst the punters. As you can see, the Today Match Prediction odds above, the away team is being seen as a slight favourite to win this match. So choose your FIO vs INT Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
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