Having spent the entire international break stewing over their 1-0 defeat at home to Juventus last time out, Inter come into their Serie A Matchday 28 fixture against Fiorentina knowing that anything other than a win will only pile the pressure on.
The three points are anything but guaranteed at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday evening though as they take on a Fiorentina side that are in a very fine patch of form. La Viola have won their last seven games in all competitions and are suddenly a serious candidate to grab a European place again should they maintain the upturn in form.
The Nerazzurri know that there is not really any excuse to not secure second place in the Serie A table by the end of the campaign, so beating Fiorentina is absolutely integral.
Inter vs Fiorentina: Probable lineups
Following his impressive hat-trick for Belgium away at Sweden during the international break, Simone Inzaghi is expected to try and harness that confidence and start the Chelsea loanee against Fiorentina.
Danilo D’Ambrosio is suspended whilst all of Alessandro Bastoni, Federico Dimarco and Robin Gosens are being evaluated all week to see if they can play a role. Milan Skriniar is expected to be out.
Vincenzo Italiano has got a full squad to choose from which will be of serious concern for Inzaghi.
Inter predicted XI vs Fiorentina (3-5-2): Onana; Darmian, De Vrij, Acerbi; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Bellanova; Lukaku, Lautaro.
Fiorentina predicted XI vs Inter (4-2-3-1): Terracciano; Dodo, Quarta, Igor, Biraghi; Amrabat, Mandragora; Ikone, Bonaventura, Gonzalez; Cabral.
Inter vs Fiorentina: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 28 fixture of Inter vs Fiorentina is set for 18:00 CEST, local time in Italy, on Saturday, April 1.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:00 BST. That is 12:00 EDT / 09:00 PDT in the United States.
Inter vs Fiorentina: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
For fans in the United States, Inter vs Fiorentina will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 28.
Inter vs Fiorentina will be shown on the BT Sport App and website in the United Kingdom and Ireland.