KO: 18.01.2021 01:15 IST
The most anticipated clash not only in Italy, but in whole Europe is scheduled for Monday morning at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza when Inter Milan will welcome Serie A reigning champions Juventus, and both sides are in a desperate need of points in order to keep up with table leaders AC Milan.
Both head managers Conte and Pirlo had so many issues prior to this clash, slipping up a couple of times and losing points unexpectedly against some weaker opponents.
Inter’s phenomenal streak of eight consecutive victories in Serie A started on 22nd November and ended with unexpected 1-2 loss to Sampdoria in Genoa. Even the follow up game didn’t end well, sharing spoils against AS Roma despite the fact Nerazzurri had the lead all until 86th minute.
Coppa Italia mid-week appearance was also tough, but Conte’s men managed to beat Fiorentina after extra time eventually. We believe their chances to lose this upcoming match are minimal.
Juventus indeed have an excellent run of three straight wins against Udinese, AC Milan and Sassuolo, but two out of those three performances were not convincing at all. They even struggled against Genoa in cup on Wednesday.
Also, this is going to be a clash between league’s two top goal scorers Lukaku and Ronaldo who bagged total of 27 goals so far.
Juventus were victorious against Inter Milan in both meetings last season, winning home fixture 2-0 while the result at this venue was 2-1 in favour of the Old Lady.
Four out of the last six head to head duels ended with both teams scoring at least one goal.
PREDICTION: Total goals scored will be Over 0.5