Against All Odds: Purple to rain on Inter's parade

Can Fiorentina keep their former man at bay?
Can Fiorentina keep their former man at bay?
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It's first versus second in Italy this evening and Paul Robinson thinks that Fiorentina can pick up at least a point at Inter Milan.

"Fiorentina did the double over Inter last season as they won 1-0 on this ground and eased past them 3-0 at Stadio Artemio Franchi."

Lay Inter v Fiorentina @ 1.9420/21

Inter v Fiorentina
Sunday September 27, 19:45 BST
Live on BT Sport Europe

It's five wins from five for a revitalised Inter this season and with Juventus already having lost three times, there could be a different name on the Scudetto this year. Obviously Inter have to be one of the teams in contention given their impressive start but it is worth noting that aside from AC Milan - who aren't the force of old - they haven't faced anyone of note.

That changes today as Roberto Mancini's side welcome Fiorentina to the San Siro. Viola have won four of their five outings, with the sole defeat being a 3-1 loss at Torino in a match that they led 1-0 going into the final 25 minutes.

Aside from that it's been wins all the way and, again, while they haven't had to play the likes of Roma, Juventus, Napoli or Lazio, they did beat Milan and all of the matches ended in a clean sheet for Paulo Sousa's men.

Fiorentina did the double over Inter last season as they won 1-0 on this ground and eased past them 3-0 at Stadio Artemio Franchi. They will have to be wary of Inter new boy - and former player - Stevan Jovetic, but they have a solid looking defence and they will have an intimate knowledge of his strengths and weaknesses.

This is certainly one to watch and the victors will have to be considered as real title contenders, even at this early stage. It will be a much closer battle than the odds suggest, so with Inter trading at around the 1.9420/21 mark, I have to make them my lay of the day.

Recommended Bet
Lay Inter v Fiorentina @ 1.9420/21

2015/16 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 43 pts
Returned: 43.84 pts
P/L: +0.84 pts

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