It’s Derby d’Italia time! Inter and Juventus will go into the battle on Sunday for supremacy and bragging rights in the title race.
Both teams had to endure 120 minutes of Coppa Italia football midweek. Inter came out victorious over Fiorentina while Juventus beat Genoa.
Inter are currently 2nd in the league table with 37 points, trailing AC Milan by 3 points. Juventus are in 4th with 33 points and a game in hand. The race for the Scudetto is on!
Inter’s 8 game winning streak came to an end at the hands of Sampdoria followed by a draw against Roma. But defeating Fiorentina midweek will give Inter much needed boost and momentum going into the Derby.
Statistics & Encounters
Head to head record favors Juventus heavily throughout but during this season, both teams have shown some vulnerabilities.
Juventus are unbeaten in Serie A meetings with Inter since the start of 2017.
Ronaldo is the leading goal-scorer in the league with 15.
Lukaku is just behind him with 12 goals.
Suspensions, Injuries, and Team News
Inter is missing Danilo D’Ambrosio, Matias Vecino and Andrea Pinamonti due to injuries.
Stefano Sensi’s status is unknown after being pulled out from the starting line-up against Fiorentina.
Lukaku, Hakimi, Barella, and Brozovic will return to the starting line-up for Inter.
Juventus will be without Alex Sandro, Matthijs de Ligt and Juan Cuadrado, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19.
Paulo Dybala is injured, and will not feature in this game.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni, Hakimi, Barella, Brozovic, Vidal, Young, Martinez, Romelu Lukaku
Juventus (4-4-2): Szczesny, Danilo, Bonucci, Demiral, Frabotta, Rabiot, Bentancur, Aaron Ramsey, Chiesa, Alvaro Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo
This will be Inter’s toughest test so far this season.
Juventus have put together some good performances in their last few games and do hold an edge in that aspect. Conte will look to outsmart Pirlo tactically and narrowly squeeze a victory.