Juventus faces Inter Milan
Juventus faces Inter Milan in the big Derby D’Italia from the 26th round of the Italian Serie A. The hosts will try to keep the first place in the Calcio, while for the Nerazzurri this is a chance to return in the title race. We expect a terrific game.
Because of the Coronavirus spread in Italy the derby between Juventus and Inter Milan is going to be played without any fans on the stands. This favours the visitors, because Juventus are not going to be able to use the support of their tiffosi at the Allianz Stadium. Can this influence the final outcome of the match? We shall wait and see.
Juventus are leaders in the Serie A with 60 points, but their advantage in front of the 2nd Lazio is just one point. To be sure that they will remain leaders Juve must win this derby. This would also mean that the Old Lady will make Inter Milan quit the title race as the Nerazzurri would be 9 points behind.
That’s right – Inter Milan are currently third in the Serie A with 54 points – 6 points behind Juventus. During the week Inter progressed in Europa League after a second win over Bulgarian side Ludogorets. But now a much bigger test is laying ahead.
Against Ludogorets Antonio Conte made some rotations in his line-up, just as expected. He gave a starting spot to Romelu Lukaku and Diego Godin, while players like Christian Eriksen and Alexis Sanchez also started. Many other got rested for the derby on Sunday, including Lautaro Martinez.
Juventus will rely on their star man Cristiano Ronaldo who is once again in a terrific shape. The Portuguese striker has now 21 goals in the league with only Lazio’s Ciro Immobile having scored more since the start of the season. In the same time Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku has 17 Serie A goals to his name at the moment.
It’s always exciting when Juventus and Inter Milan face each other in the Serie A. This time they will play in front of empty stands, which is going to hurt the spectacle, but we still expect a pretty nice game.