Fiorentina-Inter Betting Preview: Expect the goalmouth action to start early

With all title hopes having faded away after a poor run of form, both sides must now focus on the fight for third place. Al Hain-Cole doubts that goals will be in short supply
With the competition for the Serie A title looking increasingly like a two-horse race between Juventus and Napoli, the chasing pack are left to fight over Italy’s one remaining Champions League place.

Two of the main contenders in this contest are Fiorentina and Inter, who go head-to-head on Sunday evening.

The hosts have only won one of the last six matches, so will be desperate for three points in this potentially crucial encounter, with Coral offering odds of 11/10 (2.10) on them coming away with a victory.

Luckily for them, the visitors are in equally dire form, and  are without a win in eight away fixtures, so perhaps offer little value at 5/2 (3.50) to come out on top at the Artemio Franchi.

The last meeting between these two sides in Florence ended in a 0-0 draw, and you can get odds of 23/10 (3.30) on this encounter finishing up all square once again.

Despite that result, the problem for Andrea Stramaccioni’s men has certainly not been in front of goal on the whole, as his side have only failed to score in four of their 24 league games this season.

However, with no clean sheets in 11 away from home, it is not difficult to understand why the Nerazzurri are struggling for form at the moment.

Considering Vincenzo Montella’s team have hit the back of the net in all but three of their 24 Serie A games this season, a bet on both teams to score looks like a safe one here, and is available at respectable 4/5 (1.80) odds.

It is unlikely that fans will have to wait too long to see some goalmouth action, with eight first half goals scored in the Viola’s last five Serie A fixtures, and 11 in the last five for the visitors.

A bet on over 1.5 first-half goals would have paid out in seven of the last 10 combined league games for these opponents, so you could do a lot worse than backing that market to come up trumps on Sunday, at odds of 5/2 (3.50).

Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) with Coral
Over 1.5 first half goals at 5/2 (3.50) with Coral

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.