Inter’s return to competitive action has quickly come. It feels like a week ago we were playing in the Europa League final. The Nerazzurri will be taking to the pitch for the first time this season for their clash with Fiorentina at San Siro, on match-day two of the Serie A season.
Statistics & Encounters
Inter and Fiorentina have faced one another on 164 occasions in Serie A: the Nerazzurri have won 66 times, while the Viola have won 44, with 54 draws completing the picture.
Inter are unbeaten in six Serie A matches against Fiorentina (two wins, four draws), with our last defeat coming in April 2017 away from home, with the hosts winning 5-4.
Fiorentina come into this match following their 1-0 win on the first match-day of the Serie A season against Torino. The Viola, having topped defensive statistics after lockdown last season, were the side that allowed their opponent fewest shots on the first match-day of the season, joint with Napoli. They also attempted the most crosses, with 17.
Suspensions & Unavailabilities:
Inter: de Vrij, Vecino
Inter: Handanovic; D’Ambrosio, Bastoni, Kolarov; Hakimi, Barella, Gagliardini, Perisic; Eriksen; Lukaku, Martinez
Fiorentina: Dragowski; Milenkovic, Ceccherini, Caceres; Chiesa, Bonaventura, Duncan, Castrovilli, Biraghi; Ribery, Kouame
Arturo Vidal could come on from the bench and make his debut, while Ivan Perisic is predicted to be handed a starting role, having returned from a loan spell at Bayern Munich last season. Achraf Hakimi is almost a guaranteed starter in his right wingback role following Candreva’s departure to Sampdoria this week.
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