Inter take on Fiorentina in Tuscany on Serie A Matchday 22 after the long trip back from Saudi Arabia where they beat Napoli in the Supercoppa Italiana final.
That excursion to win a trophy allowed Juventus to climb to the top of the Serie A table, but Inter now have a game in hand that won’t be played until February. The dynamic has shifted slightly and the Nerazzurri just have to keep winning.
After two disappointing Serie A results, Fiorentina will be looking to get back to their previous form, which got them into the Champions League places. A lot of teams want to take fourth place away from La Viola.
Fiorentina vs Inter: Predicted line-ups
With Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella suspended for this fixture, Simone Inzaghi is set to offer Davide Frattesi and Kristjan Asllani chances to start in the Inter midfield. The Albanian will be looking to impress, with the game set to be his first start in Serie A this season.
Denzel Dumfries and Alessandro Bastoni will be welcomed back into the starting lineup after recovering from injuries.
Nicolas Gonzalez has returned to group training this week, so he is likely to feature in some capacity. However, he will most likely start from the bench. His return will be a major boost for Fiorentina.
Fiorentina predicted XI vs Inter (4-2-3-1): Terracciano; Kayode, Milenkovic, Martinez-Quarta, Parisi; Arthur, Duncan; Ikone, Bonaventura, Sottil; Beltran.
Inter predicted XI vs Fiorentina (3-5-2): Sommer; Pavard, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Frattesi, Asllani, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Martinez.
Serie A: When does Fiorentina vs Inter start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 22 fixture of Fiorentina vs Inter is set for 20:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Sunday, January 28.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 19:45 GMT. That is 14:45 EDT / 11:45 PDT in the United States.
Serie A: Where to watch Fiorentina vs Inter?
For fans in the United States, Fiorentina vs Inter will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 22.
Fiorentina vs Inter will be shown on TNT Sports 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.