Inter’s dismal form in the Serie A has seen them drop points against Torino and Fiorentina in the last two games. The agonising run was put to a halt by the international break. But, the Nerazzurri will be back in action on Sunday night when they travel to Juventus for the Derby D’Italia. The Juventus vs Inter game could’ve easily been an important date for Inter’s title defence but is now a mere last-ditch attempt to stay in the top three. With Stefano Pioli’s Milan a whole six points away from the Nerazzurri at the top of the table, only a miracle can revive hope now.
Unfortunately for Inter, it has been almost a decade since they won away at Juventus. No matter how desperate Inzaghi’s men might be for a win, the Bianconeri will make sure to give them a tough time.
Juventus vs Inter Statistics and Encounters
Inter’s solid start to the season seems like a millennia ago. Brozovic’s absence cost Inter crucial points in the title race. Thankfully his return can spark some magic into the Nerazzurri midfield. But a struggling strike partnership needs some interference from Inzaghi. It is no secret that both Lautaro and Dzeko have found it hard to find the back of the net. Chances that could’ve been season-defining have gone begging at the feet of these two. Unfortunately for Inzaghi, his backup options in Correa and Sanchez lack form and pace respectively.
Inter’s form: D-D-W-W-D
Juventus’ form: W-L-W-W-W
Juventus seem to have finally found their feet under Allegri. If the humiliating exit from the Champions League at the hands of Valencia is kept aside, they have won games. Surely not the most clinical outfit in the league, the Bianconeri know exactly how to frustrate Inter. Allegri will leave make sure to bring the best in order to get maximum points and leapfrog Inter.
Suspension, Injuries and Team News
Inter are still not sure about Stefan de Vrij’s return to the fold. The Dutch centre-back is down due to a calf injury. Apart from him, Inter have a fit squad. Lautaro and Bastoni are at the risk of suspension with four yellow cards each.
Juventus will miss the services of McKennie, Kaio Jorge, Marley Ake and Chiesa due to injuries. And Luca Pellegrini will miss due to suspension.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic, D’Ambrosio, Skriniar, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Lautaro, Sanchez
Juventus (4-4-2): Szczesny, Danilo, De Ligt, Chiellini, De Sciglio, Cuadrado, Zakaria, Locatelli, Rabiot, Morata, Vlahovic
Prediction of Juventus vs Inter Game
It will be a real surprise if Inter get all three points out of this one. A draw seems the most likely outcome in the third Derby D’Italia of the season.