Fiorentina will host Inter for the Coppa Italia round-of-16 on Wednesday. Inter has not tasted success in this competition for more than a decade.
Antonio Conte will hope to change history this time around. Inter took an early exit out of the Champions League this season and have only the League to play for.
After winning 8 games in a row, Inter took a shock defeat at Sampdoria followed by a draw against Roma.
Inter will look to bounce back in this game and build momentum going into the weekend for their face-off against Juventus.
Statistics & Encounters
Inter maintains an excellent record against Fiorentina and has won 20 matches out of a total of 34 games played between the two teams.
Fiorentina has managed only seven victories against Inter.
The last meeting between the two teams in Serie A was quite a thriller which ended in a 4-3 victory for Inter.
- Achraf Hakimi has scored more goals (six) than any other defender in Europe’s Top-5 leagues this season.
Fiorentina form guide: W-L-D-W-D
Inter form guide: D-L-W-W-W
Suspensions, Injuries, and Team News
Inter will be without defenders Danilo D’Ambrosio and Matteo Darmian due to injuries.
Matias Vecino has recovered from his injury but his status is still unknown.
With injuries piling up and a big game on the horizon, Conte will use every available player for rotation purposes.
Andrei Radu, Andrea Rannocchia, Kolarov, and Gagliardini are all expected to start in this game. Sanchez will return to the starting lineup alongside Lautaro Martinez.
Christian Eriksen could also be in contention to start this game if Barella is given a much-needed rest.
Fiorentina will have to do without Franck Ribery and striker Patrick Cutrone going into this game.
Inter (3-5-2): Radu, Skriniar, Rannocchia, Kolarov, Perisic, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Eriksen, Young, Sanchez, Lautaro
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Dragowski, Igor, Pezzella, Milenkovic, Biraghi, Castrovilli, Valero, Amrabat, Caceres, Kouame, Vlahovic
Inter has been able to create many scoring opportunities recently which will give Inter a slight edge over Fiorentina. In spite of rotating players for this game, Inter should have just about enough to beat Fiorentina.