Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Cagliari, Inter will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Fiorentina at their Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals. The Nerazzurri rolled over Cagliari 4-1 in the last 16 of the Italian Cup, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Wednesday’s clash. As before, a man to watch in the home team will be Romelu Lukaku, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Fiorentina, on the other hand, failed to impress in a goalless draw with Genoa, with the Rossoblu failing to convert a penalty in the first half of the game. Considering that the Viola are not regarded as good travellers, we believe that bettors can find value in backing Antonio Conte’s troops. In their last meeting in Milano Inter recorded a 2-1 win over Fiorentina.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Ranocchia):
Andrea Ranocchia is an Italian football player born on the 16th of February 1988 in Assisi. Ranocchia started his football career playing in the youth of Perugia and Arezzo. After making his debut for the first team in 2006/2007 Ranocchia played for Genoa and Bari before Inter Milan showed their interest and transferred him to Milan as a part of a trade for Destro.
Ranocchia plays for the Italian national team as well where he made his debut in November 2010. Unfortunately Ranocchia was not selected for the national team to play in the World Cup in 2014.
With a length of 195cm Ranocchia is a tall strong central defender. Ranocchia is known for his tactical defensive vision. Despite his age Ranocchia played for a lot of difference football clubs, which made him, mature in his playing style. Ranocchia was part of the Bari squad that won the Serie B in 2008/2009. On the highest Italian level Ranocchia won the Coppa Italia in 2010/2011 with Inter Milan.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accommodate 47282 supporters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in club history.
One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the European Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice.
Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.