Six-time winners Fiorentina have a chance to advance past the Coppa Italia Last 16 this week against Inter Milan. The match schedules for Wednesday at San Siro Stadium with a kickoff at 5 pm.
Fiorentina continues their dreams of a first cup after twenty years from an impressive 1-0 win over Cagliari. On the other hand, Inter Milan have not won a trophy for over a decade since the Jose Mourinho era. The Nerazzurri side comes off a hard-fought 2-2 draw to Roma in Serie A.
Inter Milan will be traveling to Florence after being denied a chance to overcome their rivals, Roma, in an epic clash last weekend. The two Scudetto contenders engaged in a four-goal thriller at Olimpico on Sunday. Antonio Conte’s side managed to maintain second place on the table ahead of the Giallorossi.
Right-back Achraf continued to show his attacking threat on the right flank and finally popping up with the final goal. Sharing the points means that the Nerazzurri have only picked one point from their last two league games.
It has been two decades of highs and lows since forward Nuno Gomez last enabled the Florence side lift the Coppa Italia. Over the decades, cup success has been a significant struggle for the side. The side head into the fifth round clashes highly motivated following their hard-fought 1-0 victory last weekend.
Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan Head to Head
Both sides have 31 games against each other, with Fiorentina taking home six wins while Inter Milan with 18 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Fiorentina 1-0 Cagliari
Lazio 2-1 Fiorentina
Fiorentina 0-0 Bologna
Juventus 0-3 Fiorentina
Fiorentina 0-0 Hellas Verona
Roma 2-2 Inter
Sampdoria 2-1 Inter
Inter 6-2 Crotone
Hellas Verona 1-2 Inter
Inter 2-1 Spezia
Fiorentina Team News
The home side’s main injury concern is German Pezzella, who picked up a knock against Cagliari last weekend. Winger Frank Ribery is a major doubt ahead of the clash. Christina Kouame expects to join Dusan Vlahovic in the attack.
Inter Milan Team News
Antonio Conte remains without defenders Danilo D’Ambrosio and Matteo Darmian for Wednesday’s clash. Long-term absentee Matias Vecino remains in the treatment room. Alexis Sanchez is declared fit to start at the heart of the attack alongside Romelu Lukaku or Lautaro Martinez.
Prediction and Odds
We expect the impressive squad depth at Inter to help Conte pick up a win and advance further in the Coppa Italia.
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