Tip Juventus - Inter Milano
The nine-year dominance in Serie A is over for Juventus and they get to host the new champions, Inter Milan in a game the Old Lady can’t afford to drop points. Inter, confirmed champs three match days ago, have 88 points, while Juventus are fifth with 72 points. Juventus have had a poor season and are now faced with a stark possibility of missing Champions League football next season. They’ve been poor in matches against the top four sides and will be hoping to avoid another league loss to Inter after falling 2-0 to them in January. Just recently, they fell to a 3-0 loss to Milan in what came to be a heavy blow to their top four chances. They did recover to beat Sassuolo 3-1 but glaring mistakes from their hosts heavily contributed to that win, including a penalty miss. Once considered a defensive rock, Juventus are no longer that and they go to this game having failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 league matches. However, they’ve remained prolific in attack, failing to score in just three of the last 15 Serie A games, and 10 of their last 13 league matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
Inter haven’t let up even after winning the title and Antonio Conte seems to be pushing them even more to go for the most points they can. In Wednesday’s 3-1 win over AS Roma, the manager saw it fit to substitute Lautaro Martinez for an apparent lack of effort, a show of what these remaining games mean to the team. Inter have four straight wins in the league, including two after being confirmed champions, and are unbeaten in 20, winning 16 of those. Sampdoria were the last to beat Inter, in January, and it remains their only loss in 32 Serie A matches. They haven’t lost in the last 10 away matches and wins in the remaining two matches will see Inter set their second best points tally since the 97 they managed in 2006/07. After 36 rounds, they have the best defence in Serie A, having conceded 31 goals.
Key points Juventus - Inter Milano
Inter are unbeaten in 20 Serie A matches.
Inter have four straight wins in Serie A ahead of this game.
Juventus have no clean sheet in the last 12 league matches.
10 of Juventus’ last 13 league matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
Conclusion Juventus - Inter Milano
Inter aren’t relenting even after winning the title, Antonio Conte has showed it clearly in the last two matches. This is the third meeting between these two sides this season after Inter’s win in the league and Juventus’ win in Coppa Italia. While Juventus have showed a lack of cohesion and low confidence, Inter have been buzzing and the hosts should expect a big fight here. Inter remains in good shape so go for an away team win.
Juventus Inter Milano Prediction published on May 14, 2021