While the attention in Serie A - and pretty much all of Europe, in fact, apart from Paris Saint-Germain – has been on AC Milan due to their remarkable transfer splurge, Inter have quietly gone about their business as they look to build on their hugely disappointing seventh place last season. Luciano Spalletti has made eight signings to his squad in what is his first transfer window at the helm.
Importantly, he has so far managed to keep hold of Ivan Perisic, who was earmarked by Jose Mourinho to be the final addition to his four-piece jigsaw at Manchester United this summer. The Croatian adds an extra layer of threat from the left-wing that, when in form, few other teams in Italy possess. Indeed, the bolstered squad will be trying to take advantage of the increased allocation of four guaranteed Champions League group stage places. This could be helped by the fact that their poor 16/17, in which they sacked two managers, meant that they will have not continental distractions and, if they get a good start, Internazionale could well push the expected duo of Juventus and Milan for the top places.
In Fiorentina on Sunday, they have opening day opponents that finished a position and two points behind them. The Florence outfit also sold Inter Matias Vecino for around €24m, and the Uruguayan will be out to impress on what will be his full debut, should he feature. The 25-year-old scored four times last year from central midfield and, to fulfil his price tag, will need to add substantially to that as well as his assists tally.
The season bets at Tipbet have Inter as fifth favourites to claim the Scudetto – they are available at odds of 11.2, and are behind Juve (1.60), Napoli (4.30) and Milan (6.50). For the match at the San Siro, Tipbet also have the hosts as 1.60 favourites, with Fiorentina 5.75. There are complete odds markets available. Fans can claim an extra €15k from the multi-bets by winning with eight games from Europe’s top leagues thanks to the €15,000 Jackpot at Tipbet.