Italian Giants Meet in Serie A
Inter Milan finished second in Serie A last season and could do so again. Their next match will be against another Italian powerhouse club in Juventus, who have been subpar this season. For our soccer predictions today, we will focus on this massive matchup on Sunday.
In Inter’s last league game, they lost 2-1 to Spezia but then drew with Porto to keep their Champions League hopes alive, moving to the quarterfinals. Juventus won their last Serie A game, beating Sampdoria 4-2. They are starting to hit their stride, carrying it over to the Europa League and beating Freiburg, moving out of the Round of 16.
Inter Milan Recent Stumble
Preseason soccer lines had Inter as one of the favorites to win Serie A this season. Despite being second in the table, they are 18 points behind Napoli, putting the title out of reach. Still, for the most part, the season has been a success for Inter, winning 16 of 26 matches and moving on to the quarterfinals in the Champions League.
For the first time since the 2005/06 season, both AC Milan and Inter Milan have reached the #UCL quarter-finals 🇮🇹
Two Italian giants back to their best in Europe 🔥 pic.twitter.com/YDjhG4Xn1j
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 14, 2023
However, Inter has been disappointing through their last three league games. They lost the first match against Bologna 1-0. Inter’s defense has not been the strongest part of the team, mainly relying on their attacking front to win games. The backline was under siege against Bologna, facing 13 shots, eight of which were in the box.
The second loss was against possible relegation side Spezia, with Inter being heavily favored by soccer odds. That game finished 2-1, but Inter controlled the game with an expected goals stat of 3.87. Their only goal came from a penalty, and they also missed one in the first half.
On the other hand, there was a game between those two matches in which Inter dominated Lecce 2-0 at home. Inter’s struggles in the other two games could have been due to them coming on either side of Champions League matches and possibly distracting the club’s focus.
Juventus Recovering After Slow Start
This is undoubtedly not how Juventus imagined this season would go. The team started slowly, sliding down the Serie A table, being eliminated from the Champions League and dealing with a host of off-field issues from a possible point reduction to player drama.
However, since after the World Cup, Juventus has been a completely different team. They have only lost three of 16 games since the restart, moving into seventh place in Serie A and possibly making a run in the Europa League.
OFFICIAL: Juventus have qualified for the Europa League quarter-finals after a 3-0 aggregate win over Freiburg. #UEL pic.twitter.com/g8yg7weisC
— Squawka Live (@Squawka_Live) March 16, 2023
Their last loss in Serie A was two league games ago,1-0 against top-six side Roma. Juventus played well, having 60% possession. The surrounding games are much better representations of how Juventus is playing. Four different players scored to beat Torino 4-2 before they faced Sampdoria, winning by the same scoreline behind Adrien Rabiot’s two goals.
This recent run for Juventus has boosted their value in the eyes of sportsbooks, seemingly turning around their season. It is hard not to forget what happened early on or all the financial issues, but on the field, Juventus have been looking good.
Inter Milan vs Juventus Head-to-Head
These teams played for the first time this season back in November, with Juventus winning 2-0 at home. In 2022 they met four times. Inter won three matches and scored seven goals.
Inter Milan vs Juventus Match Information
- Match: Inter (16-2-8) vs Juventus (16-5-5)
- Date/Time: Sunday, March 19, 3:45 p.m. EST
- Location: San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy
- Inter vs Juventus Live Stream: fubo.tv
Inter Milan vs Juventus Betting Lines
Inter Milan vs Juventus Picks and Prediction
Despite being lower on the table, Juventus matches up well with Inter. Defensively, Juventus is much better, with a league-leading 15 clean sheets and third in goals allowed per game, while having nearly the same goal production as Inter.
Right now, Juventus is the team in better form, and with Inter’s struggles after Champions League games, this match could be leaning in the direction of the away team. Juventus soccer betting odds to win are solid, but the game could remain close and end in a draw.
Inter Milan is listed at -105 in our Vegas Serie A odds. This means that if you wager $100 on Inter, you have a chance to win $95. Juventus is +310, offering a chance to win $310 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Inter Milan a 51.22% chance to win, with Juventus at 24.39%.
- Score Prediction: Inter 1, Juventus 1