FIO vs INT Dream11: Fiorentina will play hosts to Inter Milan for the second time in about 2 weeks but this time in the Serie A. The 2 sides met earlier this year in the Coppa Italia in what was a 2-1 win for the Nerazzurri in extra-time. But currently, the home side is in an inconsistent form that sees them sit 11th in the Serie A table with just 5 wins from 20 games. Inter, on the other hand, are chasing a Scudetto title and are just 2 points off the top, waiting for their fierce rivals, AC Milan, to slip up, which may not be likely this weekend as they face bottom of the table, Crotone. But Antonio Conte’s men have been very good this season and will look to dominate this game from the word “go”.
Fiorentina vs Inter Milan, Serie A
6th February, 1:15 am (IST)
Artemio Franchi, Firenze
Fiorentina – WLLWD
Inter Milan – WDWWL
Head-to-head (last five meetings):
Fiorentina – 0
Draws – 2
Inter Milan – 3
Last meeting: Fiorentina 1-2 (AET) Inter (Coppa Italia, 13th January)
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Injury Report, Unavailability: Fiorentina will only miss Gaetano Castrovilli and Nikola Milenkovic who are suspended after getting sent off against Torino.
Expected changes: Cesare Prandelli is likely to make only two changes to the side – replacing the suspended players. Igor will replace Milenkovic in a 3-man defence while Erick Pulgar will play in the heart of midfield, replacing Castrovilli. Lorenzo Venuti may make way for Martin Caceres on the right flank. Franck Ribery and Dusan Vlahovic should continue to keep their places in attack.
Fiorentina Starting XI (probable):
Bartlomiej Dragowski (GK)
Injury Report, Unavailability: Antonio Conte has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the FIO vs INT Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Conte will be making his squad with their all-important second-leg against Juventus in mind which will take place in midweek. The defence should remain the same with Samir Handanovic in goal behind Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni in a 3-man defence. Nicolo Barella and Marcelo Brozovic will be key against Juventus and could be rested. This could see Christian Eriksen and Roberto Gagliardini given rare starts. Up-front, Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku are undroppable and should continue in attack.
Inter Starting XI (probable):
Samir Handanovic (GK)
Stefan de Vrij
SkyBet: Fiorentina – 21/4; Inter Milan – 1/2
William Hill: Fiorentina – 11/2; Inter Milan – 8/15
The FIO vs INT Today Match Prediction will be an interesting one as Fiorentina have a good enough side to beat Inter who just played a high-intensity game on Tuesday against reigning champions, Juventus. While fatigue will be an issue, the Nerazzurri can not afford to drop any points as it will prove costly in the title race. As for Fiorentina, Franck Ribery’s experience will prove valuable while finding vulnerabilities in the Inter defence, the absence of Nikola Milenkovic will come as a blow to them while handling the likes of Martinez and Lukaku.
Most Likely Result: Inter Milan win
Romelu Lukaku – With 14 goals and 3 assists, Romelu Lukaku will be the main man in attack for Inter. He also has 3 goals in his last 2 appearances for the club being awarded man of the match both times. His aerial presence makes him a target man for the Nerazzurri as well.
Franck Ribery – Ribery hasn’t been having the best season but his experience will prove valuable against Inter. He has a goal and assist in his last 2 appearances for the club and has created 26 chances so far while completing 38 successful dribbles as well.
Lautaro Martinez – Playing alongside Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez has 10 goals and 4 assists to his name in Serie A. He is in good form too, grabbing 2 goals and an assist in his last 2 games for Inter. While Lukaku provides the target man approach, Lautaro is more direct which is great diversity for Inter’s attacking repertoire.
Dusan Vlahovic – Playing as a number 9, Vlahovic has 7 goals in the Serie A for Fiorentina. He will look to link up with Ribery and cause problems to the Inter defenders who might be worn out due to fixture congestion.
Achraf Hakimi – Inter really missed Hakimi on the flanks against Juventus and will be glad to have him back in the side. He has been excellent in attack despite playing as a wing-back and has created 26 chances, completed 18 successful dribbles and whipped in 20 accurate crosses.