Stadio Olimpico in Rome hosts the Coppa Italia finals, with Fiorentina and Inter competing for the trophy. The two rivals come into this even flying high on confidence without a shred of doubt in their abilities. Both are also in the finals of their respective European competitions, Fiorentina in the UEFA Conference League and Nerrazzuri in the UEFA Champions League. The recent form of these two squads is at a high level, which is why we expect to see an exciting battle in Rome.
Fiorentina (+200) was eliminated twice by Inter in the past three Coppa Italia editions. Apart from the trophy, this is one more motive for Vincenzo Italiano’s unit, who plays very decent football this year. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be in the mix for two trophies.
Viola came back against Basel in the ECL, despite losing the opening event at home, 1-2. They went through the extra times in Switzerland to beat the rivals and enter their first Euro finals since 1990. This team craves some silverware, with the previous one dating all the way back to 2001, which was, in fact, the Coppa Italia title.
Italiano’s team is playing very well throughout the entire year, with the team being pretty adaptable and fluid in all the lines. Viola likes to attack once figuring out the rivals, and overall, away from Florence, their games are interesting, with five of the last six ending with both teams netting.
Inter Milan (+100) had a nasty period following the World Cup, during which they lost the pace, wasted all the chances to stay in the title race, and experienced a severe drop in form. But in the crucial moments, under heavy pressure coming from the media, head coach Simone Inzaghi managed to wake up his unit.
Nerrazzuri had eight consecutive wins until the loss to Napoli last weekend. Throughout that stretch, we’ve seen them having some fantastic performances, with the attack finally living up to its potential.
The defense was solid as well, with six of those victories coming with a clean sheet. Some might say that Inter didn’t have too many world-class rivals throughout that stretch, but that can’t and won’t diminish their success.
Salvatore Sirigu is out for Viola, while all the other players are available for Italiano.
Inter can’t count on Mkhitaryan, Skriniar, and Dalbert.
The referee of the match is Massimiliano Irrati.
On both meetings this year, the guests won. At first, Inter was better in a festival of goals at Artemio Franchi, 3-4, in October. After that, Viola responded to beat Nerrazzuri 0-1 in Milan.
We want to mention that Inter eliminated Fiorentina in the 2021 round of 16 Coppa Italia and the year before in the quarterfinals.
The two sides play good football, with plenty of pace, while being proactive. They won’t lay back and wait; be sure about that because that isn’t their style this year. Both teams to score will be our pick here, with the odds on such a suggestion settled at +100, which is way above our expectations. There is definitely value in this pick.
Pick: Both teams to score +100
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