Inter vs. Juventus match preview should help you understand the true importance of this game. It’s played this Saturday evening at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan and you shouldn’t miss it for a number of reasons. First of all, this is the match that can decide the Serie A champions. Secondly, duels between these two teams are always great for betting!
Nerazzurri are currently occupying the 5th position on the Serie A table, with 10 points more than Atalanta who are a spot behind them. This means that they probably won’t drop lower than the 5th place, but Inter is an ambition team. Playing in the Europa League does not satisfy their appetites. They want to play in the most elite competition in the world, the Champions League.
Right now, Inter have only 1 point less than both Lazio and Roma. What this means is that with a little bit of luck, they can move higher on the table. Of course, in order to achieve that, they also need to play very well in each of the remaining four Serie A games, starting with the one played on Saturday, against the mighty Juve.
The fact that they’re facing the reigning champion on Serie A doesn’t scare Inter much. They seem confident in their abilities, which isn’t a big surprise, considering how many world-class players they have in the squad.
Mauro Icardi has been their best player this season. The guy who’s considered one of the best strikers on the planet has scored 26 goals this season, just three less than the current Serie A top-scorer, Lazio’s Ciro Immobile. Of course, Inter aren’t just about Icardi. This team has plenty other players that could destroy Juventus this weekend. Candreva, Brozovic, and Perisic are just some worth mentioning.
Obviously, Inter do have the talent needed to cope with Juventus, but what really seems to be their advantage is the fact that this game is played at their stadium. This is the place where they’ve won most of their league points this season. In fact, they’ve lost only one home game in 2017/2018, which happened back in December.
Juve are still topping the table of Serie A, but that can change this weekend. Napoli are breathing by their necks with only one point behind. The gap was larger last week, but Napoli beat them at Juve’s stadium 1:0 after Koulibaly scored a header in the 90th minute.
What this means is that Juve need a victory if they wanna keep the first place. Even a draw wouldn’t work for them, as Napoli are likely to beat Chievo in Naples on Saturday afternoon. Beating Inter in Milan won’t be easy, but Juve are famous for their away performances. In fact, this season they’ve lost only one away match.
Juve’s top striker has been Dybala, who’s scored 21 goals so far. His countryman, Higuain, has six games less to his name and is Juventus’ second-best scorer. However, both of these guys haven’t scored in the last couple of games. Perhaps, now is the time for them to shine?
- Borja Valero (doubtful)
- Roberto Gagliardini (doubtful)
- Mattia De Sciglio (injury)
- Giorgio Chiellini (doubtful)
- Claudio Marchisio (doubtful)
- Stefano Sturaro (doubtful)
Handanovic – Miranda, Skriniar, D’Ambrosio, Cancelo – Brozovic, Valero, Candreva, Perisic, Rafinha – Icardi
Buffon – Benatia, Chiellini, Lichtsteiner, Alex Sandro – Khedira, Matuidi, Pjanic, Costa – Dybala, Higuain
Inter vs. Juventus Match Prediction
There’s no doubt this is going to be a close game, so if you’re looking for betting tips, it’s best to stay away from putting your money on the outcome. Instead, it’s better to focus on goals. For example, Both Teams To Score seems like a good option. The same goes for Over 2.5 Goals.
Inter vs. Juventus Betting Tips
- BTS @1.95 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @2.25 (bet365)