Juventus vs Inter Milan – Old Lady to extend their lead over rivals with home win

Bet on Mario Mandzukic to fire the hosts to victory in Turin
Juventus vs Inter Milan Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Juventus tipped to edge huge Serie A fixture with Inter Milan (Getty Images)

Juventus vs Inter Milan Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Bookmakers have Juventus at 1.54 to win when they face Inter Milan in a top of the table Serie A clash at the Allianz Stadium on Friday. We are backing this outcome but given the quality in attack for both teams, an added stake on over 2.5 goals should be of value.

Juventus FC Form & Team News

The Old Lady are still the team to beat in Serie A this season as they are eight points clear at the top. They are yet to lose a match after 14 fixtures and are poised to finish top of their group in the UEFA Champions League.

Massimiliano Allegri's men claimed their 13th win of the season thanks to a 3-0 victory away at Fiorentina on Saturday. Top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo was once again on the score sheet as he netted a penalty in the 79th minute after Rodrigo Bentancur and Giorgio Chiellini had given the Turin club a two-goal lead.

Ronaldo appears to have struck up an understanding with the likes of Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala. All three men are expected to continue in attack on Friday while Douglas Costa could come in for Juan Cuadrado after making a second half appearance in Florence.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has overseen a brilliant start to the season for the hosts (Getty Images)

Internazionale Form & Team News 

Inter Milan appear to be in the middle of a rough patch at the moment having claimed just one win in their last five matches in all competitions. They are still among the frontrunners in the league but sit 11 points behind the hosts.

Luciano Spalletti's men played out a 2-2 draw with Roma in their previous Serie A outing last Sunday. Despite going in front twice through Keita Balde and Mauro Icardi, they failed to see out the win and were pegged back by the capital club.

Icardi’s strike at the Stadio Olimpico took his tally to eight in the Serie A and the Argentine striker is expected to continue in attack on Friday. Keita Balde could also retain his place in the team following his impressive showing in Rome.

Juventus vs Inter Milan Head-to-Head 

Juventus lead the head to head against Inter Milan by 25 wins to 12 from 55 previous fixtures. The Turin club have come out on top in recent matches with three wins and two defeats in the last five meetings.

The Old Lady were unbeaten against Inter Milan last season as they were held goalless in Turin before claiming a 3-2 win at the San Siro.

Juventus vs Inter Milan Match Up

Mandzukic has been one of the standout players for Juventus this season with six goals in 11 matches. The striker combines well with Ronaldo and will be confident of improving his tally against an Inter Milan defence that has conceded six goals in their last three fixtures.

Icardi has scored eight goals in 10 matches against Juventus and the 25-year-old will be the one to watch for Inter Milan on Friday. The Argentine should be a handful for the Juventus defence but could ultimately find it hard against the likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.

Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic has scored four goals in his last six Serie A matches (Getty Images)

Juventus vs Inter Milan Key Statistics

  • Juventus have won 13 of their last 14 matches (Serie A).
  • Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic has scored 4 goals in his last 6 matches (Serie A)
  • Juventus & Inter Milan have seen Over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 7 meetings (All Competitions).
  • Inter Milan have lost 4 of their 7 matches against Juventus (All Competitions).
  • Inter Milan have scored at least 1 goal in 6 of their 7 away matches (Serie A).

Juventus vs Inter Milan Verdict

Juventus have been a cut above everyone else in the Serie A this season. They may encounter some problems from the likes of Mauro Icardi but should ultimately secure the win on Friday with Mario Mandzukic tipped to get on the score sheet.

Best Bet: Juventus Win @ 1.54 – 5 Units
Value Bet: Juventus Win & Over 2.5 goals @ 2.40 – 3 Units 
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Mario Mandzukic @ 2.40 – 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Juventus Win 3-1 @ 13.00 – 1 Unit
Tolu Shotade 09 December 2018

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