Inter Milan vs Fiorentina predicted lineups: Will Benjamin Pavard make Nerazzurri debut?

Inter Milan, off to a flying start in the new Serie A season, hosts Fiorentina at San Siro on Sunday evening. Inter has notched two back-to-back wins without conceding a goal in the 2023-24 campaign. Meanwhile, Fiorentina arrive unbeaten in the league and have clinched a spot in the Europa Conference League group stage.

As the two teams prepare for a rematch for the Coppa Italia 2023 final, take a look at our Inter Milan vs Fiorentina predicted lineups.

Inter Milan vs Fiorentina predicted lineups: Will Benjamin Pavard make Nerazzurri debut?
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Inter Milan vs Fiorentina predicted lineups and team news

This is how we believe the Inter Milan and Fiorentina starting XIs could look this Sunday:

Inter Milan-The hosts’ defensive resilience to continue?

In the current Serie A season, Inter Milan have notched wins without conceding in both of their first two games. The last occasion on which Inter began a season with three successive clean-sheet victories was in 1966. Simone Inzaghi’s men will look to match that record on Sunday with another shut out.

Remarkably, they haven’t conceded a single goal in top-flight football since Atalanta’s injury-time strike back in May. With over 270 minutes played since that moment, their defensive strength might just be the remedy for the persistent inconsistency that thwarted their Scudetto ambitions last season.

Inter Milan: Team news

Benjamin Pavard is a notable addition to the Inter backline, but Inter is likely to stick with their current defensive lineup, given Francesco Acerbi’s injury. Henrikh Mkhitaryan should recover from a minor knee issue, but there’s a chance for Davide Frattesi to make his first start. New signings Arnautovic, Cuadrado, and Bisseck may start on the bench as Inzaghi might not want to make too many changes in the starting XI.

Inter Milan predicted lineup ( 3-5-2)

Sommer; Darmian, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Frattesi, Dimarco; Thuram, Martinez.

Fiorentina-Can the Viola return to winning ways?

Following a resounding victory over Genoa in their opener, Fiorentina found themselves two goals up against Lecce last Sunday, courtesy of strikes by Alfred Duncan and the in-form winger Nicolas Gonzalez. They, however, squandered their lead, allowing two goals after halftime.

Having guided his team to a Serie A away win at San Siro last season, Vincenzo Italiano will be hopeful of overseeing another memorable win on the road against the Milanese giants on Sunday.

Fiorentina: Team news

Fiorentina have made key changes in their squad with Maxime Lopez replacing Mancheter United-bound Sofyan Amrabat in midfield.

Luka Jovic left for AC Milan, leaving Lucas Beltran and M’Bala Nzola to compete upfront.

Nicolas Gonzalez is in top form with four goals, while Giacomo Bonaventura has a history of performing against Inter. Injuries might affect Jonathan Ikone, Gaetano Castrovilli, Antonin Barak, and Abdelhamid Sabiri’s availability.

Fiorentina predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)

Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Ranieri, Biraghi; Duncan, Arthur; Gonzalez, Bonaventura, Kouame; Nzola.

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