Kick-off: Saturday, April 28 @7:45 PM GMT
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Head to head record
Juventus vs Inter 0-0 (2017/2018 Serie A)
Juventus vs Inter 1-0 (2016/2017 Serie A)
Inter vs Juventus 2-1 (2016/2017 Serie A)
Inter vs Juventus 3-0 (2015/2016 Coppa Italia)
Juventus vs Inter 2-0 (2015/2016 Serie A)
Inter vs Juventus prediction
There will be fireworks when Inter and Juventus face each other at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday evening in a match that could well decide the Serie A champion. Juve aim to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss to Napoli, but beating the Nerazzurri in Milano is easier said than done.
Nerazzurri eyeing top-four finish
Inter made a flying start to the season, but they suffered an unexpected dip in form in December. As a result, they have yet to book their place in the Champions League and they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season if they are to meet the goal. The Nerazzurri sit in fifth place in the Serie A standings ahead of Saturday’s derby against Juventus, but they are only one point behind the Champions League berth. Luciano Spalletti’s men head into the derby following back-to-back wins over Cagliari and Chievo, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the reigning champions. A man to watch in the home team will be Mauro Icardi, who is enjoying a season to remember. The Argentina international has already netted 26 goals in the Italian top flight so far this term.
Gagliardini remains in the recovery room, but he is the only absentee in the home team ahead of the visit of Juventus. Coach Luciano Spalletti is likely to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation.
Upsetting loss to Napoli
Juventus were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Napoli in the Serie A derby at the weekend, but the Partenopei eventually scored a late winning goal at Allianz Stadium and picked up all three points from the match. Despite suffering the shocking defeat, Juve are leading the chase for the domestic trophy and they are one point clear of Maurizio Sarri’s men ahead of Matchday 35. The title holders face a tough fixture list in the remainder of the season and Saturday’s clash against Inter could be crucial for Max Allegri’s team in their race for the trophy. Paulo Dybala has been in a fine form of late, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Anyhow, the defending champions are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza showdown as Napoli are breathing down their neck. In their last away game in the Italian elite division Juventus played out a 1-1 draw with Crotone.
The likes of De Sciglio, Chiellini and Sturaro are all sidelined with injury, but there are no suspended players in the away team ahead of the trip to Milano.
- Juventus are undefeated in previous 11 games in the Serie A
- Inter are eyeing their fifth straight clean sheet at home
- Nerazzurri failed to score in last two meetings with Juve
- Max Allegri’s men suffered only one loss in last 21 league games
- In their last meeting in Milano Inter recorded a 2-1 win over Juve
Inter vs Juventus betting pick
Despite the fact that Juventus are eager to defend their Serie A title, I do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the away team as they do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment. Inter are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that they are eyeing a place in the Champions League, home win should be considered.
Pick: Inter to win