Inter v Juventus – Serie A Betting Preview and Prediction
This term, Serie A will serve us with the heavily anticipated Derby d’Italia, which is a historic clash between Juventus and Inter, which got its name in 1967. Inter and Juventus will meet on Sunday, October 6 at San Siro, which as always is expected to create an electric atmosphere, appropriate for a fixture of such magnitude.
Inter’s flawless season will be put to a test
Seeing how many reinforcements arrived at Inter this summer, there was a real possibility the Nerazzurri will be off to a strong start of the season, yet rare imagined the Milan based team will enter round seven of Serie A with a flawless 6-0-0. Many thanks for Inter’s superb start goes to Antonio Conte, who arrived at Inter as the biggest addition, and from what we have seen, he has only one goal in mind, and that is his third Serie A title as a manager. Looking back at Inter’s Serie A campaign, they were simply impressive, dismantling Lecce, Cagliari, Udinese, their arch-rivals AC Milan, Lazio and Sampdoria. All while scoring 13 goals and conceding only two! It’s clear Inter are doing something right on the Italian soli, which also holds true for their Champions League campaign, seeing how they fought a very close and exciting battle with Barcelona this week. While Antonio Conte’s side lost that day (1:2), they played really well and made Blaugrana fight for their lives on their home soil. Now was their performance good enough for us to believe they can lift their fourth UCL title this year? Probably not, however, winning the Scudetto is a very realistic goal.
Juventus playing a chasing game in Serie A
Juventus have found themselves in an unfamiliar position, seeing how they are not sitting at the top of the domestic league. That being said, there are only two points separating them from Inter, meaning a win here would catapult Bianconeri to the top of Serie A for the first time this season. Entering round seven of Serie A, Juventus hold onto a 5-1-0 record, which is still an impressive record on the paper, however, their performances on the pitch are far from praiseworthy. The underwhelming stalemate against Fiorentina (0:0) is only a tip of the iceberg, considering four out of Juventus’ five wins were by a single goal. In their last three fixtures, Juventus edged past Verona (2:1), Brescia (2:1) and most recently defeated Spal (2:0). On a more positive note, Juventus trashed Bayer Leverkusen (3:0) on Tuesday.
Verdict & Prediction
This will be an exciting clash between two ex-Chelsea managers, who will square off in what could be a very important match to decide which team will get a huge advantage in the Serie A title race. Putting the two teams side-by-side, we like Inter slightly better, simply because the Old Lady has had some questionable results in their Serie A campaign. Then there is also the question of how will Juventus fare this season, considering most of their star players are past their prime years, which again puts them in a disadvantage compared to Inter. Furthermore, Juventus will arrive at a hostile San Siro with six sidelined players, pushing the scale further into Inter’s favor. We expect Inter to deliver here and walk away with at least a point.
Prediction: Inter Milan +0.00 Asian Handicap
Odds: 1.89 SBOBET