Juventus Puts Inter Milan's Winning Streak to the Test

Florin P. - February 5, 2017

Invincible Inter Milan takes on Juventus in a match that could end their title bid or reignite the Serie A race (7:45 p.m UK Time).

Juventus is cruising to another title in the Italian first division and nobody seems capable of ending the winning streak. It’s been almost a year since they split points in Serie A and they won’t be pushing for a draw against Inter Milan either. Unlike the hosts who could use a single point, the visitors are bound to throw everything they’ve got in a desperate attempt to win the match.

Inter Milan Aims for 10th Consecutive Win

Three months ago, the visitors were struggling in the second half of the standings with no real chance to secure a Champions League berth. Now they are back in the mix for a place in the most important European competition and need to extend the winning streak. Both Napoli and AS Roma are within reach and a pair of victories could help Inter leapfrog them.

Traveling to Turin for a match against Juventus is the last thing they need right now and nothing truly prepares a team for such a clash. Inter Milan had the advantage of an easy schedule, with plenty of matches against weak opponents. On Sunday, there will be no room for error and their otherwise great form will be tested.

Flawless Home Record for Juventus

The Serie A leaders have won all 11 games at home and allowed just six goals over the span. That’s why they are clearly unimpressed by Inter Milan’s winning streak and expect to claim all three points when the former champions come visiting. They defeated their city rivals in the Italian cup a few days ago and are optimistic ahead of this fixture as well.

Bookmakers favor the home side heavily and the same goes for bet365 Sports who prices Juventus at 3/5. These are obviously average odds, but they correctly reflect the difference in quality between the two teams. It’s not much, but it looks like an easy win, so it’s worth writing the Juventus wave.

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