Inter vs. Fiorentina 7/22/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Inter vs. Fiorentina 7/22/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-22 15:45:00 EDT

Inter is welcoming Fiorentina to Giuseppe Meazza in a derby match of round 35 in Italian Serie A.

Inter is still holding onto the thread of hope to catch up to Juventus at the top of the standings. Inter is now in 2nd place with 72 points, 8 points less than Juventus. With 74 scored goals, Inter is the second-best offensive team in Serie A, while they share the best defense accomplishment with Juventus, both have conceded 36 goals. In their latest Serie A game against Roma on the road, Inter was a slightly better team with 57% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and solid 86% of the correct passes. This match ended in a 2-2 draw with Inter tying the score in the 88th minute from the penalty kick. Lukaku has scored 21 goals for Inter so far this season, while Martinez added 13 goals. Sanchez and Candreva both have 7 assists. Sensi and Vecino are both injured and will not be in the lineup for this game. Inter still has a few tough games left in Serie A, and I don’t think they will be the ones to catch up to Juventus because their game has been inconsistent as of late, but Inter is still in play in the Europa League where they are one of the favorites, and honestly, I could see Inter winning that competition.

After a long time of struggles, Fiorentina is on a 5-game streak without a loss. They have 3 wins and 2 draws in their last 5 games in Serie A. with this streak, Fiorentina has climbed the standings to 12th place with 42 points, and they have secured their Serie A spot for next season. Fiorentina has scored 43 goals so far this season while conceding 45 goals. In their last game against Torino at home, Fiorentina has had 46% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. With one goal in each half, Fiorentina has won this match 2-0. I knew that Fiorentina could play good soccer because they have a solid team, and this is just a piece of what they can do. Chiesa has scored 7 goals for Fiorentina and is their top goal scorer, while Vlahovic and Pulgar both added 6 assists. Chiesa also added 5 assists. Benassi and Dragowski are both still injured and it’s unlikely they will play again this season. There could be some changes in Fiorentina in the of season, starting with the coaching staff, and I think they should make those changes because Fiorentina is not using their potential in their last 2 or 3 seasons. Hopefully, Fiorentina will find someone who can get them back to their olden days of fame, the Batistuta time.

I will not overthink this one because it could go either way, to be honest, but I will stick with goals here because both Inter and Fiorentina are struggling defensively, but they are still scoring goals.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Both teams to score and over 2.5 -105

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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