Big Game Focus: Juventus v Inter Milan

High flying Juventus will be out to extend their winning streak in Serie A when they host Inter Milan tonight.

The Derby d’Italia is one of the biggest games in Italy and you can be sure both sides will want to take full advantage, as first placed Juventus host Inter Milan in third.

Juve are out to equal the record points haul from the first 15 games in any of Europe’s big five leagues with a win, a record held by Manchester City. Their record stands at 13 wins from 14 outings.

Inter Milan meanwhile are fresh from their 2-2 draw away to Roma last weekend. They have had a tough run of late, which included defeats to Atalanta and Tottenham, along with draws against Barcelona and Roma. The visitors are surely going to have a tough time matching one of the top sides in Europe.

Betting preview

The hosts have won 18 of their 20 matches this season, and what’s more, they have lost only one of their 18 Serie A fixtures played on a Friday night. The visitors have only won one of their last five games and you can back a Home Win at odds of 1.55 here.

Inter have conceded six goals in their last two away games, as many as they had shipped in their previous 12 games on the road. There have also been Over 2.5 Goals scored in Inter’s last five games, makings odds of 2.10 look good for that to happen.

Juventus have been winning at both half time and full time in their last four matches. We predict a similar situation to happen tonight and you can back that at odds of 2.45 here.

Team news

The Old Lady are unlikely to rotate, but they will be hoping to recall Emre Can back to the side for tonight’s match. Alex Sandro is carrying a minor injury and may not be risked ahead of the host’s busy December schedule.

This visitors will welcome back Sime Vrsaljko, but Radja Nainggolan is a doubt for this fixture. Lautaro Martinez may also miss out after being involved in a car crash earlier in the week.

Possible lineups

Juventus: Szczesny, Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sciglio, Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi, Dybala, Ronaldo, Mandzukic.

Inter Milan: Handanovic, Vrsaljko, Skriniar, Vrij, Asamoah, Brozovic, Vecino, Politano, Mario, Perisic, Icardi.