La Vecchia Signora’s hope to secure Champions League place will be determined this weekend when they are facing off the current champions, Inter Milan. Andrea Pirlo’s men will have to win this clash for sealing the UCL place plus proving that Juventus is still better in the head-to-head encounter.
Both teams’ latest news
CR7 and Co were back on their winning ways last weekend while travelling to Mapei Stadium, Sassuolo. They dismantled Roberto de Zerbi’s side 3-1. Adrien Rabiot scored an opener followed by Ronaldo’s strike. Raspadori was able to net a lifeline before Paulo Dybala doubled their lead.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan’s positive trend endured after they secured Serie A title last week after trashing Roma 3-1 as well. Marcelo Brozovic’s gola gave the lead for La Beniamata. Then Mathias Vecino doubled their lead. The Armenian international Henrikh Mikhitaryan managed to replied. Yet, Romelu Lukaku extended their lead to seal Conte’s men’s 27th win.
Andrea Pirlo is unlikely to change his preferred 4-4-2 formation, probably with the transition to 4-3-1-2. Paulo Dybala shall be featuring as the number ten to support Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata as the frontman duo. In the midfield, Adrian Rabiot, Weston McKennie and Federico Chiesa will be operating the area.
Antonio Conte will still be sticking to 3-5-2 with Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku as the forward centres. Only three names are on the sideline, Alexander Kolarov, Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.
Players to watch
The Old Lady still relies on Cristiano Ronaldo contributing 28 goals and three assists and Alvaro Morata who has scored nine goals and assists each. Some other key names to watch are the top assist provider, Juan Cuadrado with ten assists so far and the versatile Federico Chiesa with seven goals and eight assists.
Juventus vs Inter Milan Prediction
Pirlo’s men will still be struggling here unless he transforms his tactical system. Conte’s side has no burden here but they have one mission left against his former team in this fixture, avenging their loss in the reverse fixture as well as thumping the defending Champions to mark the end of Juventus’ domination.
The home side is still considered favourite here, according to punters. They are priced to win at 6/5 whereas Nerrazurri is projected to win at 12/5. The odds for a draw result are at the value of 14/5.