Both Inter Milan and Juventus have successfully passed their respective European tests in midweek, meaning they can now shift the focus to one of the greatest games Italian football can offer. The two heavyweights are set to lock horns in a super-exciting Derby d’Italia on Sunday evening at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. There is a lot at stake for the bitter cross-city rivals, especially Inter Milan who can drop out of the top-four in the Serie A ladder with a potential defeat here.
Inter Milan are still second in the league table but they are only three points above the fifth-placed Roma after a run of two defeats in the last three Serie A affairs. Head coach Simone Inzaghi can by no means be satisfied with the form of his strikers as Nerrazzurri have failed to find the back of the net in two of the last three league games. They have also only scored a single goal over two Champions League legs against Porto but it was enough for the aggregate win as the Portuguese outfit failed to break down Inter’s defense at all in the two clashes. Let’s take a look at our top betting picks and predictions for this match.
Inter Milan vs Juventus Betting Tips
Inter Milan will rely on their home record going into this tie because they won 11 of 13 Serie A outings at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza this term. Inzaghi’s troops have only conceded 6 times in these 13 games and they are generally incomparably tougher to break down at home than on the road. We should also say that Inter Milan have won 14 of the last 15 matches in front of the home fans across competitions, keeping their net untouched in four of the last five outings in Milano along the way.
Juventus have had a rollercoaster campaign highlighted by the massive 15-point deduction from the league due to financial reasons. However, instead of giving up, Massimiliano Allegri’s men have stepped up in their performances to grind their way to the seventh position in the league standings. I Bianconeri are now ten points shy of AC Milan in fourth place and a potential victory at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza could see them join the battle for the top-four finish.
Inter Milan allowed just 6 goals in 13 league games on the home pitch
Juventus did not have any problems easing past Freiburg on Thursday night, beating the Germans 0-2 on the road in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League last 16 round. Bianconeri have nine wins, one draw, and one loss in the previous eleven matches across competitions. Much like their counterparts, Juventus have been very tough to break down of late. Massimiliano Allegri’s men shipped just one goal in the previous five away outings across competitions. Knowing about Inter’s defensive prowess in Milano, we just have to take the Under 1.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 23/10.
Bianconeri won eight of the last ten road games across competitions
Juventus have improved their performances in 2023 and they would have probably been the only legit candidates for challenging Napoli for the title on current form. The fact they have won eight of the previous ten away matches across competitions says enough. The lone two defeats during this run have come against the likes of Napoli and Roma, though. However, with fully-fit Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa, both of whom were on target on Thursday in Germany, La Vecchia Signora possess enough weapons to hurt arch cross-city enemies here. We’ll go for the value and chase the away win pick at the odds of 3/1.