While Inter’s Scudetto hopes are hanging on the fortunes of their city rivals, the hope of securing silverware is not lost. The Juventus vs Inter Final of the Coppa Italia will present the Nerazzurri with an opportunity to add to the Supercoppa from earlier in the season. Both clubs will meet at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday night. Inter have won their last two encounters against Juventus in all competitions. And since the inception of the Serie A, the Nerazzurri have never won three in a row against the Bianconeri. Will Simone Inzaghi’s men write history in the Olimpico?
If the Turin club fail to win the Coppa Italia, they will end up with no silverware this season. An anti-climax to a club that won nine Scudetti in a row and casually kept winning the Coppa Italia as well. Inter on the other hand still have a slim chance to win the domestic treble if they win the final and add the Scudetto to it.
Juventus vs Inter Final Statistics and Encounters
Inter came back from two goals down to script a magnificent comeback against Empoli. The Nerazzurri look solid but a loss of concentration against Juventus can be costly. Their dominance over the Bianconeri this season means that Juventus have not won against Inter this season. Moreover, the Supercoppa win over Juventus earlier in the season should give Inter enough confidence.
Inter’s form: W-W-L-W-W
Juventus’ form: L-W-W-W-D
Max Allegri’s side are coming into this fixture in the worst possible form. A stoppage-time loss to relegation battling Genoa will really make a dent in their confidence. Furthermore, having not overcome Inter in this season is another reason to worry for Allegri.
Suspension, Injuries and Team News
Reports suggest Bastoni will be back for this game as Inter will only miss the services of Vecino due to a muscle injury.
Chiesa, Jorge, McKennie, Locatelli and Pellegrini will miss the game for Juventus due to injury.
Juventus (4-3-1-2): Szczesny, Danilo, De Ligt, Chiellini, Sandro, Zakaria, Rabiot, Cuadrado, Dybala, Morata, Vlahovic
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Dzeko, Matinez
Prediction of Juventus vs Inter Final
The Juventus vs Inter Final of the Coppa Italia has the capacity to go into extra time. With the recent head to head record and form in mind, Inter should get a win in this all-important fixture.