Juventus is set to visit Inter Milan at San Siro on Sunday in the Serie A Matchday 9. Federico Chiesa and Co. should have enough to return home with at least one point and our sportsbook is offering great odds for this matchup.
Inter: Will Stability Last?
Inter won the title in Serie A last year, but in the summer break they lost some of their best players and their manager. Even without Romelu Lukaku, Achraf Hakimi and Antonio Conte, they look set to successfully defend their title.
They brought in Simone Inzaghi and with some clever purchases added experienced striker Edin Dzeko, Euro 2020 sensation Denzel Dumfries, 27-year-old striker Joaquin Correa (on loan from Lazio) and super creative midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu (free transfer).
Inter possess a great squad. They have a brilliant midfield line with Italian internationals Stefano Sensi and Nicolo Barella, two elite defenders in Alessandro Bastoni and Federico Dimarco, along with Lautaro Martinez and, of course, Edin Dzeko leading the attack.
They will be strong enough to finish in the top four and play in the Champions League, but it will be very difficult to win the title two seasons in a row.
They enter this clash on the back of a 3-1 Champions League win over Sheriff Tiraspol, which represents their first victory in three UCL games. They are sitting third in their group behind Sheriff and Real Madrid, but they will surely add three more points in two when they complete the double-header against the Moldavian team.
In Serie A they are sitting third, but they already dropped points in three games and are sitting seven points behind perfect Napoli. They are favorites to win the clash against Juventus, being priced at +110 with the latest soccer odds.
Inzaghi is expected to have a fully fit squad at his disposal so we should see all their star players in the starting XI.
Juventus: In-form and solid at the back
The Italian giants lost Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer transfer window and endured a slow start to their domestic league campaign, going winless in their four opening games. Since then, they have won six games in a row across all competitions, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
They are slowly catching up, sitting seventh in the table after four consecutive wins, but they are still 10 points behind leaders Napoli. They are clearly recovering after the difficult start and they kept four clean sheets in a row. It’s true, all four were short 1-0 wins, but it gives awareness to their defensive power and peace of mind.
They are looking to rejuvenate their squad, but the rock-solid duo Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci remain two of their best players. The two veteran defenders not only bring consistency at the back but keep a key locker room presence during Juventus’ transition.
Juventus lost just once in their previous 12 mutual encounters against Inter across all competitions and they are priced at +250 with the best Serie A soccer odds. They will be without Argentine forward Paulo Dybala and French midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Inter vs Juventus Betting Picks
It is hard to separate the two sides, with either team capable of producing a result, but the betting value is clearly with Juventus. The “Old Lady” has the form and recent history in their favor. The two teams are separated by just three points in the Serie A standings. It’s still early in the season but this is a six-point game and with a win here, Juventus will close the gap on the top spots.
Let’s not forget that first-place Napoli will visit fourth-place AS Roma on Sunday just before this clash so both Inter and Juventus will be eager to take advantage of that. For a prop bet, you can take Federico Chiesa to be anytime goalscorer at +330, but for our banker bet we are going with Juventus to win at least one point.
Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci should be able to keep things safe at the back and contain Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko.