Serie A Preview: Inter - Fiorentina
Inter will look to extend their 11-game Serie A home winning streak when Fiorentina pay a visit to San Siro on Sunday
Julio Cesar; Maicon, Lucio, Ranocchia, Nagatomo; Zanetti, Cambiasso, Thiago Motta; Kharja; Pazzini, Eto'o
Julio Cesar is back between the posts after serving a one-match ban. The news is not all good for Leonardo though as Wesley Sneijder, Dejan Stankovic and Goran Pandev will miss the match through injury. Walter Samuel is not quite ready to return while MacDonald Mariga is suspended.
Boruc; De Silvestri; Gamberini, Kroldrup, Pasqual; Behrami, D'Agostino, Montolivo; Cerci, Gilardino, Vargas
Fiorentina coach Sinisa Mihajlovic will return to his old stomping ground without the services of long-term absentee Stevan Jovetic and Adrian Mutu who is out for the remainder of the season.
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- Inter are currently riding an 11-game Serie A winning streak at San Siro
- The defending champions are unbeaten in their last nine league meetings against Fiorentina.
- Giampaolo Pazzini's eight goals since joining Inter have all come in the second half.
- Leonardo's men have scored 29 goals in their last 10 matches at home.
- Fiorentina have won their last two games, outscoring their opponents 7-3 in that span.
- The Viola have only lost once in their last 10 matches.
- Alessio Cerci has scored four goals in his last two games.
- Fiorentina have picked up eight points in their last five matches on the road.
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Top 3 Predictions
FC Internazionale 2-0 Fiorentina
- 21.99 %
FC Internazionale 3-1 Fiorentina
- 13.26 %
FC Internazionale 2-1 Fiorentina
- 13.26 %
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Feb 15, 2014||Fiorentina 1 - FC Internazionale 2|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Sep 26, 2013||FC Internazionale 2 - Fiorentina 1|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Feb 17, 2013||Fiorentina 4 - FC Internazionale 1|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Sep 30, 2012||FC Internazionale 2 - Fiorentina 1|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Apr 22, 2012||Fiorentina 0 - FC Internazionale 0|
|Mar 1, 2014||Roma 0 - FC Internazionale 0||ITA1|
|Feb 23, 2014||FC Internazionale 1 - Cagliari 1||ITA1|
|Feb 15, 2014||Fiorentina 1 - FC Internazionale 2||ITA1|
|Feb 9, 2014||FC Internazionale 1 - Sassuolo 0||ITA1|
|Feb 2, 2014||Juventus 3 - FC Internazionale 1||ITA1|
|29||Lorenzo De Silvestri||Defender|
|-||Per Billeskov Kroldrup||Defender|
The 26-year-old rescued Inter last weekend against Cesena with two late goals and has eight to his name since joining the club in January. The Italy international will be one of the favourites to find the back of the net on Sunday.
The 23-year-old winger has been sensational lately, netting four goals to help Fiorentina to two straight victories. He will need to replicate his recent feats if the Viola hope to pull off the upset at San Siro.
Inter have been untouchable at San Siro in Serie A since Leonardo took the reigns and have an excellent track record against Fiorentina in recent years. All signs point to a win for the hosts on Sunday.
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