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Prediction: Juventus vs Inter Milan

Tom Dunstan in Free Soccer Predictions, Serie A 14 May 2021

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Verdict: Inter Milan double chance

Best Odds: 4/6

Bookmaker: Unibet

In a battle between the now-former and current Serie A champions, Juventus will welcome Inter Milan to Turin on Saturday evening in what is another mouthwatering affair.

Juventus

Starting with the hosts, managing to avoid what was a scare away at Sassuolo earlier in the week, Juventus still find themselves in an uphill battle to clinch a Champions League spot for next season. Eventually leaving the Città del Tricolore with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night, The Old Lady are still a single point adrift from finding a route back into the top-four. With time really starting to tick away and just a pair of Serie A matchups remaining this year, Head Coach Andrea Pirlo knows that he is also fighting a battle to keep hold of his role in the Allianz dugout. With it all to play for in Turin this weekend, the former Italian icon has seen his side show a host of inconsistencies this season. Shockingly crashing out of the Champions League at the hands of Porto back in March, Juve also come under real scrutiny for their last display on home soil. Last seen in Turin getting hit with a 3-0 drumming at the hands of AC Milan on May 9th, Juve could face another stern test on Saturday evening.

Team News

In what is a real boost for Juventus, The Old Lady have no injuries or suspensions to worry about heading into Saturday’s showdown.

Recording his 100th strike earlier in the week, Cristiano Ronaldo will once again lead their charge this weekend.

Inter Milan

As for the visitors, while Juventus might have failed to defend their domestic crown this season, Inter Milan have only continued on what has been a real Serie A romp. Picking up their first title in a decade and with the mood in their camp at a red-hot high, Antonio Conte’s side have gained a host of admirers from across Europe. Marching their way to the top of the table, the former Chelsea boss also saw his side only lay down another marker earlier in the week. Eventually landing themselves a 3-1 victory against former Italian giants Roma on Wednesday night, I Nerazzurri have won their last four Serie A contests on the spin, bagging themselves 11 goals. Looking to get on over on their rivals and potentially put the final nail in Juve’s Champions League ambitions, it should also be noted that Saturday’s guests are enjoying an extended 17-match unbeaten run across all formats, a run that stems back to February 2nd. More impressive, Conte’s men have lost just a single Serie A contest on the road throughout the 2020/21 campaign.

Team News

Inter Milan have confirmed that Aleksandar Kolarov and Arturo Vidal are still suffering with knee and muscle injuries respectively.

Key Factors to Consider

    • Finding the net against Sassuolo earlier in the week, Cristiano Ronaldo has recorded 38 goals for club and country this season.
    • Seven of Juve’s last nine Serie A contests have finished with both teams finding the net.
    • Inter Milan have won their last four Serie A contests on the spin, bagging themselves 11 goals.
    • Saturday’s guests have also lost just a single Serie A matchup on the road throughout the 2020/21 campaign.
    • However, Inter have remarkably failed to land a victory away in Turin since 2012.

    Conclusion

    While on paper Inter Milan might not have anything left to play for this year after wrapping up the Serie A title, there is no doubt that Antonio Conte will be desperate to get one over on his former employers. Knowing that victory on Saturday evening could be a critical blow to Juventus’ Champions League dreams, this weekend’s guests should be looking to lay down another marker. Managing to keep the mood in their camp at a red-hot high earlier in the week with a 3-1 win against Roma, the newly-crowned champions have also continued to impress on the road this season. While I Nerazzurri might hold an extended winless run away in Turin, an inconsistent Juve could face another stern test. Last seen at the Allianz getting hit with a 3-0 drumming at the hands of AC Milan last weekend, Inter certainly appear at attractive odds for Saturday’s heavyweight showdown.

    Verdict: Inter Milan double chance

    Best Odds: 4/6

    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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