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  • December 10, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 55000
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Serie A Preview: Inter v Fiorentina

Serie A Preview: Inter v Fiorentina

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The beleaguered Nerazzurri will be desperate for a win when Delio Rossi's men pay a visit to San Siro on Saturday evening


PROBABLE LINE-UPS


INTER


Julio Cesar

Faraoni, Ranocchia, Samuel, Nagatomo
Cambiasso
Alvarez, Poli, Motta, Zarate
Pazzini

FIORENTINA

Boruc
De Silvestri, Gamberini, Natali, Pasqual
Behrami, Montolivo,
Vargas, 
Lazzari
Jovetic, Gilardino


Inter coach Claudio Ranieri received some welcome news as Lucio has recovered from his leg injury earlier than expected. However, Cristian Chivu and Wesley Sneijder will miss the clash on Saturday due to injury while Javier Zanetti is suspended after picking up the first red card of his Serie A career last weekend. Diego Forlan is still nursing an injury and is not yet ready to return to the fold.

Fiorentina boss Delio Rossi does not have too many injury worries but will be without the services of influential defenders Mattia Cassani and Per Kroldrup at the weekend.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Inter have picked up only three wins in 10 home games in all competitions so far this season.
  • The Nerazzurri have scored just five goals in their last five Serie A encounters.
  • Ranieri's men have lost four league games by a one-goal margin this term.
  • Fiorentina have kept seven clean sheets this season, which is second only to Udinese.
  • The Viola are winless on the road this term and have only scored one goal on their Serie A travels.
  • Rossi's side have been held scoreless in three out of their last four games.

Players to watch

G. Pazzini

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The Italy international will be looking to bounce back from his horrendous penalty miss against Udinese last weekend with a goal against the Viola at San Siro on Saturday. Desperately needs to find the back of the net in order to restore some of his lost confidence.

S. Jovetić

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The 22-year-old leads the Viola in scoring this season with six goals and will need to add to his personal tally if the visitors hope to leave the fashion capital with all three points in the bag. Will keep a makeshift Inter back line on their toes with his ability to run at defenders.

Editor's Prediction

Inter need a win to distance themselves from the relegation zone, and while Fiorentina struggle for goals away from home, the Nerazzurri don't have the necessary firepower up front to secure all three points.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Internazionale

Fiorentina

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Internazionale Milano INT
FC Internazionale Milano Internazionale
Draw
ACF Fiorentina FIO
ACF Fiorentina Fiorentina
63%
27%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Internazionale Milano INT
2 - 1
ACF Fiorentina FIO
FC Internazionale Milano INT
1 - 0
ACF Fiorentina FIO
FC Internazionale Milano INT
2 - 0
ACF Fiorentina FIO

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