Inter Milan vs. Fiorentina: Serie A Matchday 30 Betting Preview

Inter Milan’s forward Lautaro Martinez celebrates scoring. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

Inter Milan is in dire need of three points if they are to contend with their bitter rivals AC Milan and Napoli for the domestic title, but a stretch of eight games and just two wins is a cause for concern as they welcome La Viola on Saturday afternoon. Which way to lean at the best sportsbooks?

Read on for our free Italian Serie A match preview, predictions, analysis, and soccer picks.

FC Inter Milan vs. ACF Fiorentina

Saturday, March 19, 2022 – 01:00 PM EDT at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

Looking to reduce the 4-point gap between themselves and city rivals AC Milan at the top of Serie A, Inter Milan faces Fiorentina at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday afternoon as they’ll attempt to make the most of a game in hand.

The Scudetto’s defending champions may have slipped into 3rd place on the table, but a game in hand could be the deciding factor in rising back to the top.

Form, Mentality, Premier League Statistics and Trends

  • – Inter Milan is undefeated in 46 of their last 50 Serie A meetings.
  • – Inter Milan scores an average of 2.50 goals during their Serie A home games.
  • – Fiorentina has allowed at least 1 goal in their last 10 Serie A away fixtures.
  • – Fiorentina concedes an average of 1.50 goals in their domestic away matches.

Serie A Title Chase Is up for Grabs

The battle for Serie A supremacy isn’t slowing down this weekend, when Napoli and Inter Milan could put more pressure on league leaders AC Milan – as both 2nd and 3rd placed teams will play before the table toppers.

Inter Milan couldn’t have begun a poor spell of form at a worse time, but the 2020/21 Serie A champions remain in this year’s title chase despite winning just 1 of their last 6 league outings. A 1-1 draw with mid-table Torino didn’t assist the Nerazzurri last weekend, but Simone Inzaghi’s men will need to put those lackluster results behind them.

Domestic results for Inter may have delivered inconsistency of late. Still, a 1-0 success at Anfield – despite dropping out of the Champions League tournament – is undoubtedly an impressive result to look back on.

Nevertheless, dwelling on the results of January and February isn’t going to win the Scudetto. The defending champions have picked up 32 points from 14 home meetings this term, a record that no other side has contended with.

The Viola Are Unpredictable on Their Travels

Following a hard-fought 2022 schedule thus far, Fiorentina made it back into the top-8 of the division, as Vincenzo Italiano’s first season at the helm is a positive one.

While home performances have accumulated most of their points this term, collecting similar results on the road has been a struggle – conceding 1 or more goals away from home in 10 consecutive meetings.

Inter Milan’s historic record versus Fiorentina doesn’t bode well for the visitors; the Nerazzurri have won 16 of their last 19 home appearances against the Viola, and with the Serie A title at stake, making it 17 from 20 will be imperative.

Final Thoughts | Serie A Betting Picks and Odds

The Serie A odds are juiced towards Inter, but I don’t expect Fiorentina to lay down without a fight. Therefore, I’ll gladly boost my odds with a home win and both teams to score.

Soccer Pick: Inter Milan to Win and BTTS (+300) at Bet365

Soccer Pick: Over 2.5 Goals (-164) at Bet365

Correct Score Pick: 2-1 (+750) at Bet365