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Inter Milan VS Juventus
Juventus, which is not the same as always this season, due to many unavoidable circumstances, recently ended AC Milan’s unbeaten streak in all competitions and that has made this meeting between Inter Milan and Juventus even more interesting .
Inter are heading to Sunday’s game against Juventus, which has closed the gap with the Bianconeri in Serie A since the arrival of Antonio Conte.
The Nerrazurri had finished 21 points behind their bitter rivals in the 2018-19 season, before the appointment of Antonio Conte as head coach.
Last season they finished just one point behind the Old Lady, as they narrowly missed their first Serie A title since 2009-10, but this season they are in fact four points ahead of Juve by about half the campaign, although they have played one more game.
– R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@ RomeluLukaku9) January 3, 2021
Conte has helped Inter to bridge the gap that was created between them and Juventus.
Sunday’s match also represents another opportunity for Conte’s team to really show itself in a direct clash having underperformed in such matches this season, with only one win against Napoli and 3 draws against Atalanta, Roma and Lazio to their name. until now.
Andrea Pirlo, on the other hand, has had to deal with a lot of problems on and off the pitch in his debut season at the Old Lady, but recently he had a string of good results together, which is not good news for his rivals from the league.
Inter Milan are currently in second place in Serie A with 37 points, while their weekend rival Juventus are in fourth place with 33 points, meaning that this tie could have a potential impact on the end of title race.
For Inter, Antonio Conte would be happy that he does not lack important names. However, there are players on the treatment table with players like Danilo D’Ambrosio and Matias Vecino taking care of knee injuries and Andrea Pinamonti, Matteo Darmian and Stefano Sensi lost to muscle injuries.
Possible starting line-up for Inter Milan
Handanovic, Bastoni, de Vrij, Skriniar, Kolarov, Barella, Brozovic, Hakimi, Eriksen, Martinez, Lukaku
– JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 13, 2021
Juventus, on the other hand, must be kicking their luck in terms of injuries and Covid-19 with up to 6 first-team players possibly ruled out for the big game. Alex Sandro, de Ligt, Cuadrado are all uncertainties for the match because they recently tested positive for Covid. While Paulo Dybala is still recovering from the knee injury he suffered previously. Chiesa and loan officer Weston McKennie are also ruled out for muscle injuries.
Possible starting line-up of Juventus
Szczesny, Bonucci, Demiral, Chiellini, Danilo, Ramsey, Rabiot, Bentancur, Arthur, Ronaldo, Morata
THE GAME CHANGERS
Inter Milan’s attacking partnership of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martínez is key for the Nerazzurri to beat Juventus in the first Italian Derby of the campaign.
They have 21 goals scored between them, which is more than Juventus couple Cristiano Ronaldo and Álvaro Morata, and they will face a Juventus defense that will be missing star central Matthijs de Ligt, who has Covid-19.
– Stefan de Vrij (@Stefandevrij) January 13, 2021
Achraf Hakimi has also continued his good form from last season. The Moroccan has contributed 6 goals and 4 assists this season and could make the most of the problems as a winger for Andrea Pirlo, who has Alex Sandro at risk of missing this great clash at San Siro after testing positive for Covid-19 last time. week.
In the other half of the field, Juventus has the best leagues of Cristiano Ronaldo, who in his day can win a game only for whatever team he plays for. Álvaro Morata has also returned to his feet in the Old Lady and together with Ronaldo he is a powerful threat to most of Europe’s defenses.
Antonio Conte’s team suffered a major defeat in both games during the 2019-20 season and is looking forward to a much more competitive display at the San Siro this weekend.
Inter are in second place at the moment, while Juventus are four points behind them in fourth place with a game in hand over their archrivals, who narrowly took the Serie A title for the season. pass.
– JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 14, 2021
The loser of Sunday’s Derby d’Italia between Inter and Juventus will not be excluded from the 2020-21 Serie A title race and Inter’s hunger should also help them beat their archrivals, who have reigned supreme in Italy. for the last decade or so.
With Andrea Pirlo having to cope with a frazzled squad, FootTheBall predicts Inter Milan will put on a ruthless performance to sideline Bianconeri and take another step towards their title charge.
We say, INTER MILAN 2-0 JUVENTUS