Serie A | Juventus vs Inter: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Kingsley Coman’s first goal for Juventus

Enjoy Kinglsey Coman’s tremendous strike against Hellas Verona in the Coppa Italia in the 2014-15 season. The Frenchman’s goal helped the ‘bianconeri’ to a 6-1 win at the Juventus Stadium.

Juventus vs Inter: Line-ups



Inter Will Struggle to Shackle Juve


Having been crowned champions for nine years running, Juventus were finally usurped last term by their Nerazzuro counterparts, and the familiar foes are now involved in the current title race – albeit as outsiders, behind Milan and Napoli.


Allegri has since imposed some authority on an ailing side, and his rejuvenated outfit were surprised to slump out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage once again, when they lost 3-0 at home to Villarreal last month.


Nonetheless, they will approach this latest high-profile fixture having established the longest current unbeaten run in Serie A: 16 games, of which they have won 11. Indeed, since the end of November, the Bianconeri are one of only two sides in the top five European Leagues to remain undefeated, along with La Liga title contenders Sevilla.


With goals drying up, largely due to a crisis of confidence for Lautaro Martinez, the Nerazzurri have drawn each of their last four away fixtures in the top flight – a pair of goalless stalemates and two 1-1 draws. They were also held 1-1 by Fiorentina at San Siro last time out; failing to follow up a Denzel Dumfries equaliser with a winner which would have secured just a second Serie A success in seven attempts.


Ahead of their latest bid to halt such a worrying decline, Inter have won only one of their last 15 away matches against Juventus in the league – and none since 2012. In that time, Juve have emerged victorious 10 times, so precedent as well as form is up against them in Turin this weekend.

DPP Verdict

No side has kept more clean sheets than Juventus in Serie A this season, while conceding just over three shots on target per game. That record is undoubtedly due to the training ground input of Allegri since his reappointment, and such resilience can help them keep Inter at bay and finally move above them in the table – with Vlahovic, Morata and Cuadrado primed to strike on the counter.