Inter and Juventus will meet in the 18th round of the Serie A. Inter slipped in Rome, as Roma reached the point. Conte needs to find a recipe from the beginning of the season when his players easily got points. Juventus is slowly returning to recognizable form, the attackers are showing class, and we will see if they can defend the throne this season.
January 17th, 2021 – 20:45
Inter vs Juventus Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Inter vs Juventus Predictions
Inter fans were dreaming of ending a decade-long wait for their 19th Serie A title when a 6-2 thrashing of Crotone completed a run of eight straight wins in Italy’s top flight. However, Antonio Conte’s side had been lackluster in the first half of that contest, only drawing 2-2 at the interval. Such sloppiness was a sign of things to come, as they then went down 2-1 at Sampdoria. A subsequent 2-2 draw at in-form Roma was no disgrace, but the manner in which Inter surrendered the lead late on raised question marks about their big-match temperament. Conte took off forward Lautaro Martinez and then attack-minded wing-back Achraf Hakimi, allowing Roma to apply more pressure and snatch a stalemate. Ivan Perišić creates a lot of problems for his opponents on the right flank. It is difficult to keep this guy in a one-on-one game, he has fantastic dribbles, and the Croatian international is the team’s real leader. He was on loan at Bayern last season, played great, and scored important goals. Romelu Lukaku scored 30 goals last season, he is strong as a tank, and he is doing great in the penalty area.
Juventus come into this massive fixture at the business end of Serie A four points behind Inter, having played one game less than their hosts on Sunday. The Old Lady has a great record against the Nerazzurri, but Antonio Conte’s side has seen lots of improvement of late. Juventus are seven points off the top with a game in hand. Defeat here would be another painful blow for Bianconeri boss Andrea Pirlo, who’s only seen his team win nine of his first 16 league games in charge. However, Juve has found Inter to be relatively easy pickings in recent seasons. Juve may be without a number of players for this key clash in the Scudetto race. Federico Chiesa, Weston McKennie, and Paulo Dybala are all expected to miss out through injury, while Matthijs de Ligt, Juan Cuadrado, and Alex Sandro are all waiting to make their comeback from Covid-19 absences. Federico Bernardeschi is a guy who makes a lot of trouble for the opponent on the left side. He has speed, and he is unstoppable in a one-on-one game. Cristiano Ronaldo is a football machine, and it is a real pleasure to watch this man.
Juventus is the favorite in this match, Pirlo has found a recipe for victories, and they have to take advantage of the fact that Inter is in bad shape.
We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.