Stefano Pioli will be looking for his first win as Inter boss when Fiorentina visit San Siro for Monday’s Serie A clash.
The former Lazio coach saw his side claim a creditable 2-2 draw with Milan in the Derby della Madonnina before letting slip a two-goal lead to lose at Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the Europa League, but can be backed at even money (2.00) to claim victory at the third attempt here.
However, Paulo Sousa’s men have come out on top in each of the last four league meetings between the teams, and are available at 11/4 (3.75) to spoil Pioli’s night by emerging victorious once again.
The visitors have drawn more games than any other Serie A side so far this campaign, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them being forced to settle for a point for the sixth time in 13 matches in this one.
While the Nerazzurri fans will have been delighted to see their team twice fight back from behind to earn a point against their high-flying neighbours, morale will once again be low after being knocked out of the Europa League in humiliating fashion in Israel.
Having conceded five goals in just two games in charge, Pioli will have to find some solutions quickly if his team are to come out on top against a side whose attack has struck 20 times in their last eight fixtures.
At least the hosts will take some encouragement from La Viola’s own Europa League collapse against PAOK on Thursday, when they fought back from 2-0 in front of their own fans before conceding a last-minute winner in a 3-2 defeat.
With neither team, therefore, looking particularly solid, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem very generous on over 2.5 goals being scored for Inter’s seventh Serie A game in eight and Fiorentina’s seventh in eight on the road, as well as the eighth time in nine meetings between the sides.
|Over 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with Skybet|