๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น PREVIEW: Derby d’Italia – Team News & Predictions

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With Juventus having won all their league matches (with exception of one draw), it will be more of a challenging task for the visitors to try and take away points

Kick-off @20:30 CET

Location: Allianz Stadium

Inter’s recent run of form has been less than desired. With disappointing losses in the Champions League against group favourites Barcelona and Tottenham behind them, the Nerazzurri now ook to the match in Turin to help reset the season’s trajectory.

If Inter manage to take away points from the dominant Serie A giants, it will reignite the race for the Scudetto with Napoli and also boost Inter’s morale ahead of the decisive midweek match against PSV in the Champions League.

Juventus vs Inter Milan Latest Odds HERE

Juventus Team News

  • Alex Sandro is still carrying a minor injury and may not be risked on Friday night ahead of Juventus’ busy December schedule.
  • Paulo Dybala isn’t scoring as much this season but is still an integral part of Massimiliano Allegri’s plans. The Argentine will find space in the starting XI against Inter.
  • Rodrigo Bentancur is arguably Juventus’ most in-form player at the moment. He is guaranteed a starting berth, though Emre Can has been tipped with a return to the matchday squad here.

Juventus Probable Line-up (4-3-3)

Szczesny

Canceloย – Bonucci – Chiellini – Sciglio

Bentancur – Pjanic – Matuidi

Dybala – Ronaldo – Mandzukic

Inter Team News

  • Sime Vrsaljko has recovered from injury and is expected to return to the starting XI.
  • Radja Nainggolan looks to be losing his race to prove his fitness in time for Friday night, which should see Joao Mario start.
  • Stefan de Vrij is favourite to start over Miranda, even if Luciano Spalletti has made use of the Brazilian in crucial games.

Inter Probable Line-up (4-2-3-1)

Handanovic

Vrsaljko – Skriniar – Vrij – Asamoah

Brozovic – Vecino

Politano –ย Mรกrio – Perisic

Icardi

Unlike recent Inter opponents Barca and Tottenham, Juventus are less about moments of exceptional skill or event attractive football, but more of relentless machines that do everything well over the entire 90 minutes with no mistakes. Inter will have to mirror that type of performance to get anything out of the match.

Betting Odds

Having won just once in 12 away games against the champions, they are 11/2 (6.50)ย outsiders to inflict on them the first defeat of Serie A season.

Current Standings

# Team MP W D L G (S:C) Pts
1. Juventus 14 13 1 0 31:8 40
2. Napoli 14 10 2 2 28:14 32
3. Inter 14 9 2 3 27:12 29
4. AC Milan 14 7 4 3 24:18 25
5. Lazio 14 7 3 4 20:16 24
6. Torino 14 5 6 3 19:16 21
7. AS Roma 14 5 5 4 24:18 20
8. Sassuolo 14 5 5 4 21:19 20
9. Parma 14 6 2 6 15:18 20
10. Sampdoria 14 5 4 5 21:17 19
11. Atalanta 14 5 3 6 26:19 18
12. Fiorentina 14 4 6 4 18:13 18
13. Cagliari 14 3 7 4 13:17 16
14. Genoa 14 4 3 7 19:29 15
15. Spal 14 4 2 8 13:23 14
16. Udinese 14 3 4 7 12:18 13
17. Empoli 14 3 4 7 17:25 13
18. Bologna 14 2 5 7 12:22 11
19. Frosinone 14 1 5 8 11:29 8
20. Chievo 14 0 5 9 11:31 2
Match Facts
  • Juventus have scored at least 2 goals in 14 of their last 15 matches (Serie A).
  • Juventus have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 home matches against Inter in all competitions.
  • Juventus have been winning at both halfย time and full time in their last 4 matches (Serie A).
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Inter’s last 5 games (Serie A).
  • Juventus have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches (Serie A).
  • Juventus have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 home matches against Inter in all competitions.
  • Juventus are undefeated in their last 7 home matches against Inter in all competitions.
  • Inter are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches (Serie A).

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