Tonight, Juventus take on Inter Milan in a top of the table clash at the Allianz Stadium.
The two teams have a bitter rivalry. This game will be a tense contest with both teams holding old grudges and battling for a chance to win Italian football’s biggest prize.
After leading the Serie A table for so long, Inter will be hoping to win, arrest their recent poor form and move up the table to put some pressure on city rivals, AC Milan.
Juventus, on the other hand, started badly but have since arrested their slide and are now 4th on the table. They’re just 7 points behind current leaders, AC Milan. If results go their way, they can still win the title.
Where will the game be won and lost? What are the most important factors that will affect this game? Read on for our match preview below!
Juventus vs Inter Milan Head-to-Head
The two heavyweights have clashed 57 times with Juventus dominating this matchup with 24 wins to Inter’s 13 wins. This particular fixture has also ended in a draw 20 times.
Inter are currently a place and a point ahead of Juventus in the Serie A standings.
Both sides have already met twice this season. Inter won the Supercoppa final and the league game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Juventus have been in good form recently. The Old Lady have 4 wins and a draw in their last 5 games. (Form: W-L-W-W-W)
Inter Milan’s recent form has seen them drop 6 points behind league leaders, AC Milan with two draws in their last 2 league games. Over the last five games in all competitions, they’ve won just 2 games. The other 3 games over that period ended in a tie.
Juventus vs Inter Milan Team News
Juventus: Weston McKennie, Leonardo Bonucci, Marley Ake, Manuel Locatelli, Kaio Jorge and Federico Chiesa are still out.
Denis Zakaria is now fit and should be able to appear against Inter if Juventus head coach, Max Allegri needs his services.
Inter: Inter head coach, Simone Inzaghi has almost a full squad at his disposal.
The only notable absence is Dutch defender, Stefan de Vrij. Marcelo Brozovic is likely to miss the game, unless he passes a late fitness test.
Juventus vs Inter Milan prediction
In Dušan Vlahović, Juventus have one of the best strikers in Europe. With 21 goals already this season, the young Serbian forward will feast as long as he has the right service around him.
Dybala is on his way out of Juventus after the Turin side failed to agree terms with the Argentine forward. That will not affect his performances however. He will be eager to prove to his next club that he deserves the huge salary he’s asking for.
Inter have fallen off recently. A win over the hated Juventus would be the perfect way to bounce back.
The best side in Italy last year looked to be coasting to the title again until their recent slip-ups. They will be eager to show the rest of Italy that they will defend their crown until the final minute of the Serie A season.
This is a hard one to call, but we’ll go with these two outcomes:
Match to End In A Draw – 3.1
Juventus to Win – 2.9
Inter Milan to Win – 2.7
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