It is extremely exciting in the Italian competition. With four games ahead, the difference between leader Juventus and pursuer Napoli is 1 point. A meeting between the leader and the number 5 Internazionale is scheduled on Saturday at 8:45 pm.
Juventus wants only one thing in Milan on Saturday and that is to win. After the painful elimination in the Champions League tournament and the loss of points against Crotone (1-1), the 0-1 home defeat against Napoli came over it last weekend. A lousy series for coach Massimiliano Allegri's team. The Old Lady is out for revenge and the players realize that they can no longer afford a slip. Juventus is still at the top so fate is in its own hands. And one can draw confidence from the figures; with 78 goals in 34 games, the team scores an average of 2.3 goals per game and moreover it has the least goals in the entire Serie A against (20).
Experience and Argentinian class
Experienced players are called upon against Internazionale. They have to get up and help the team get past the dead end. With Gianluigi Buffon and Sami Khedira, the team has two players with a world title within the lines and in addition, Gonzalo Higuain knows the tricks of the trade when it comes to big games. The striker was born to score goals. He scored 36 goals in the Serie A two seasons ago and is already good for 15 hits in 31 games this year. If the Argentinian let it be known on Saturday, Juventus is counting on his fellow countryman Paulo Dybala.
The 24-year-old attacker, with 21 goals and four assists, is enormously important for the reigning champion and exudes world class. On Saturday, after three scoreless duels, the young Argentinian is eager to turn the tide and resume his goal production.
Inter does not convince this season. With a provisional fifth place in the league, it seems again to grab next to Champions League football. The team lacks impact and is too dependent on striker Mauro Icardi. The also Argentinian striker scored 26 times in 30 games this season. That is only four goals less than the total number of goals from his teammates. In addition, the club is in a volatile period. It won its last two matches, but played a draw against Atalanta Bergamo and lost to Torino. An aggravated Juventus therefore simply seems a size too big for this Internazionale.
Interesting casino odds
Inter 3.00 Draw 3.30 Juventus 2.35
Juventus wins 0-2 10.50
Juventus scores in both halves Yes 4.10 No 1.18
Juventus wins and gets no goal against Yes 3.70 No 1.21
Inter 3.10 Draw 3.20 Juventus 2.39
Juventus wins 0-2 9.20
Juventus scores in both halves Yes 3.85 No 1.22
Juventus wins and gets no goal against Yes 3.75 No 1.24
Inter 3.00 Draw 3.20 Juventus 2.35
Juventus wins 0-2 11 am
Juventus scores in both halves Yes 3.80 No 1.22
Juventus wins and gets no goal against Yes 3.60 No 1.25