Juventus – Inter Milan – For the very end of the 22nd round of Italian Serie A, we have a big derby between the leading Juventus and the fifth Inter , which also has a huge backlog of as many as 23 points at this point. However, they are also one of the few teams that managed to defeat Juventus at Olimpico last year, while they did the same at the beginning of the season, when they were better after a penalty at the tournament in Miami. However, Juventus has managed to revenge for this in the championship last year, when they celebrated with 2-1, while they played 1-1 at Giuseppe Meazza in the autumn part of the season. Begins: 02.02.2014 – 20:45 CET
When it comes to Juventus, we all know that they are the undisputed rulers of Italian football in the last two seasons, which is why they are hoping for first place this time, since they have by far the most expensive team in the league. They have confirmed this primate in the current part of the championship, where they made even 18 wins and two draws and one defeat, so they are quite deservedly in the leading position at the moment, with as many as six points over Roma.
On the other hand, things are not that great in the Champions League because they failed to pass the group stage, while they were also recently eliminated from the Italian Cup after they were defeated by Roma with 1-0 at Roman Olimpico. That defeat has obviously left a big mark on them, considering that they played only 1-1 against Lazio last weekend in the championship, but we must know that they were even 65 minutes without the suspended Buffon. This experienced goalkeeper will be the only player who will miss the derby with Inter, given that their defender Chiellini recovered in the meantime.
Probable lineups Juventus: Storari – Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini – Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, Asamoah – Tevez, Llorente
As for Inter, they usually play in series this season and they were right behind the leading Roma at the start of the Serie A, but then they were defeated by Roma with 3-0 at home, which has obviously left a big mark on the team. In fact, after that they made their first series of poor results and stop being in the top four teams, but after that they played three wins and one draw, and thus returned in the fight for placement in the Champions League. But when everyone started hoping that they would continue in the same rhythm, there was another series in which they played three draws and one win against their city rivals from Milan, while they returned empty-handed from their three consecutive matches on the side.
In the meantime, they were eliminated from the Italian Cup, after being defeated by Udinese with 1-0 away, but their coach Mazzari is certainly the most worried by the fact that they scored only one goal in the last five matches, while they were the second highest scoring team in the league before that. We should also add that only their defender Chivu and midfielder Cambiasso will not be able to perform in this duel with Juventus due to injuries.
Probable lineups Inter Milan: Handanovic– Campagnaro, Rolando, Juan – Jonathan, Kuzmanovic, Taider, Nagatomo – Guarin, Alvarez – Palacio
Juventus – Inter Milan Pick
After they played a draw with Lazio last week away, we expect that Juventus players will now, after returning to their own field, play more offensively and for the victory, which will also leave plenty of room for their rivals and their counterattacks, so perhaps the most realistic option is the one with many goals.
Pick: over 2.5 goals