Serie A Football: Juventus Takes on Inter MilanPublished October 18, 2015 by Florin P
Juventus need all three points in Milan to close wide gap separating them from leading Fiorentina (7:45 p.m UK Time)
Juventus is slowly but surely recuperating the points lost in the first rounds and is on track to securing another Champions League berth. Meanwhile, Inter Milan is flying high and until the last round the team was leading the Serie A, with a significant lead over the pack.
Back-To-Back Victories for Juventus
The reigning champions lost a couple of key players during the season break while the team core is aging. Even so, they were not expected to drop as many points as they did against mediocre opponents. Now that they have returned to form and won two games in a row, Juventus will try to claim all three points in Milan against a team they dominated recently.
Allegri is using an offensive starting formation with three strikers and his players will not hesitate to exercise constant pressure on the home side. Inter Milan has won most of the games against opponents that would rather barricade themselves in their own half than risk anything upfront.
A Slippery Slope for Inter Milan
After winning five games in a row, Inter lost to Fiorentina and barely got away with one point at Sampdoria. The time couldn’t be worse for them to face the reigning champions, not to mention that Juventus travel to Milan on the back of consecutive victories. They had all the time in the world to rest key players as there was no Champions League action last week and can give 100% on the pitch.
Inter will play it safe despite having home pitch advantage and will only use Icardi up front, while relying on a backline made of four players. They’ve already lost the lead and wouldn’t mind splitting points against the best Italian team, so they will use a defensive minded formation. bet365 Sports offers odds of 7/10 on fewer than 2.5 goals to be scored, an excellent choice for risk-averse punters who hesitate to bet on a draw.