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Prediction: Juventus vs Inter Milan

Tom Dunstan in Free Soccer Predictions 8 Feb 2021

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Verdict: Juventus draw no bet

Best Odds: 5/6

Bookmaker: Unibet

Looking to finish off the job in midweek, Juventus will welcome Inter Milan to Turin on Tuesday night with a spot in the final of this year’s Coppa Italia up for grabs.

Juventus

Starting with the hosts, despite that 2-0 loss away at Inter Milan while on Serie A duties last month, the defending champions have managed to bounce back in some style. Enjoying what has been arguably their brightest spell under former Italian icon Andrea Pirlo, the Old Lady put in another eye-catching display over the weekend. Now with their sights set on trying to mount a late charge to defend their Italian crown, Juve picked up a deserved 2-0 win against Roma on home soil and the mood in their camp should be at a real high. Enjoying a six-match winning run across all formats, a run that also saw them lift the Super Cup against Napoli last month, Pirlo finds his side also holding a crucial advantage in midweek. Coming from behind and grabbing a 2-1 win away at the San Siro last week, it could also be well worth keeping an eye out for attacking talisman Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday night. Bagging himself both goals against Inter in the first-leg, the Portuguese superstar has already notched himself 25 goals for club and country so far this season.

Team News

Paulo Dybala remains sidelined for the hosts, while Aaron Ramsey recently picked up a muscle injury and will also be missing on Tuesday night.

Inter Milan

As for the visitors, after throwing away the lead when they welcomed Juventus to the San Siro last week, there is no doubt that Inter Milan would have been glad to make a routine return to winning ways over the weekend. Eventually leaving Fiorentina with a 2-0 victory to show for their troubles, Antonio Conte’s men have gained plenty of plaudits from across Italy so far this season. Sat just two points adrift of bitter rivals AC Milan and finding a route back to the top of the table, the former Chelsea boss has seen his side lose just one of their last eight matchups across all formats. Looking to upset the odds in Turin on Tuesday night and turnaround the deficit, I Nerazzurri will now be hoping to find some stability on their travels. Despite ending their away day blip with that 2-0 victory away at Fiorentina over the weekend, Conte’s side have already dropped points away at the likes of Roma, Udinese and Sampdoria since opening the New Year.

Team News

Inter will be without both Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal who are serving a one-match Coppa Italia ban.

However, Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi are available for selection after both missed the first-leg through suspension.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When the two sides faced off in the first-leg at the San Siro last week, Juventus picked up a 2-1 victory.
    • Tuesday’s hosts also find themselves enjoying a six-match winning run across all formats.
    • Cristiano Ronaldo has bagged himself 25 goals for club and country so far this season.
    • Likewise, Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has also bagged himself an identical 25 goals since opening the 2020/21 campaign.
    • Six of Inter’s last eight away fixtures across all formats has finished with both teams finding the net by the final whistle.

    Conclusion

    Landing themselves that turnaround 2-1 victory away at the San Siro last week, Juventus should be confident of finishing the job off on home soil in midweek. Enjoying a six-match winning run across all formats and appearing to be enjoying their most fruitful spell under Andrea Pirlo, Cristiano Ronaldo and co should find the mood in their camp at a high. Bagging himself both goals in the first-leg and enjoying another free-scoring run in Turin, the 36-year-old should be confident of extending on his tally in midweek. While inter Milan might have grabbed themselves a 2-0 victory away at Fiorentina over the weekend, Antonio Conte’s side have shown some inconsistencies on the road. Already dropping points away at the likes of Roma, Udinese and Sampdoria since opening the New Year, we’re backing a home victory on Tuesday night.

    Verdict: Juventus draw no bet

    Best Odds: 5/6

    Bookmaker: Unibet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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