- In-form Juve hosts stuttering Inter at Allianz Arena in Turin at 2:45 pm ET on Sunday
- Home side can leap-frog from fourth-place over third-placed visitors
- See all the odds & best bets for Juventus vs Inter Milan – Serie A Round 31
Juventus will be seeking its fifth straight league win when it hosts its big rival Inter Milan in Italy’s Serie A on Sunday.
Inter, meanwhile, needs to get its title bid back on track after just one win in the last seven games.
The slump has left third-placed Inter trailing leader and city rival AC Milan by six points – with Napoli in second place.
Juventus vs Inter Milan Odds
|Juventus vs Inter Milan||JUV +0.25 (-141) | INT -0.25 (+118)||JUV +180 | INT +155 | DRAW +230||Ov 2.5 (-107) | Un 2.5 (-115)|
Odds as of April 2nd at Barstool Sportsbook.
The draw is placed at surprisingly wide odds here. And although there are expected to be goals, the prediction is that it will be tight.
In the fourth spot, Juventus’s hopes of clinching a Champions League place have been hugely boosted by its recent run of fine form.
It means it leads fifth-placed Atalanta by nine points in the battle to secure UCL qualification.
Juve Just One Point Behind Inter
Furthermore, it is now just a point behind Inter and could leapfrog the Milan club if successful at the Allianz Arena in Turin this weekend.
Surprisingly, given its recent fine spell, Juventus is not the favorite for a home win at Barstool Sportsbook.
Instead, Inter is rated at +155 for a home victory against odds of +180 for Juventus – with the draw at +230.
So much is at stake here that the draw looks the most the most compelling proposition at such a generous price.
The game – which is known as the Derby D’Italia – kicks off at 2:45 pm ET.
The Turin side is unbeaten in its last 16 league fixtures.
Juve’s good form stretches back way beyond its current four-game winning streak.
Indeed, the Turin side is unbeaten in its last 16 league fixtures – with 11 wins and five draws.
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Since a defeat by Atalanta last November, it has collected 38 points from a possible 48 and still harbors hopes of making a late bid to win the title.
However, coach Max Allegri has admitted that his team has been over-achieving results-wise while not performing to the standards he expects from them.
Moreover, the club is still reeling from a shock exit from the UCL at the last 16 stage against Villareal.
After a 1-1 draw in Spain, Juventus suffered a shock 3-0 defeat at home in the return leg on March 16.
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Goal-Getter Dybala Set To Leave
It has also been rocked by the news that leading scorer Paolo Dybala will not renew his contract at the end of the season – and could end up at Inter.
Argentine Dybala has scored 13 goals in all competitions -with Alvaro Morata the second most prolific forward with 11 strikes.
The Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic has been leading the line lately.
He was on target as the team won 2-0 at home against bottom club Salernitana in its most recent league outing before the international break.
Juventus vs Inter Milan Statistics
*Stats from Serie A 2021-22.
Conversely, Inter’s season has slumped since a 2-1 defeat at home by Milan on February 5.
It has won only once in six games since – with four of those drawn.
In its two most recent league fixtures, there was a 1-1 draw away at Torino followed by another 1-1 draw at home against Fiorentina.
Coach Inzaghi Takes Flak Over Caution
Coach Simone Inzaghi has come under fire in Italy with criticism that his team is playing too deeply and too cautiously.
It will certainly need to be more adventurous if it is not to allow Juventus to take its third sport on Sunday.
But Inzaghi has openly confessed that his team’s confidence has sunk during its recent poor run.
Since it sank to a shock 2-0 home defeat by Sassuolo on February 20, it has won just once while drawing three times.
And that win was a 5-0 drubbing of the enfeebled bottom team Salernitana.
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In the three draws during this current spell, it has scored only twice – although it has conceded only twice, too.
There was a last 16 exit from the Champions League for Inter after it slumped to a 2-0 home first-leg defeat by Liverpool.
There was a 2-1 win for Inter against Juve in the final of the Super Coppa Italia in January.
It subsequently won 1-0 at Anfield which was obviously not enough.
At least, though, Inter claimed a win the last time it met Juventus.
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There was a 2-1 win for Inter in the final of the Super Coppa Italia at San Siro in January.
Meanwhile, there was a 1-1 draw when the sides clashed in Turin in Serie A last October.
And, in conclusion, Inter knows it has to get back on track in this fixture to revive its title hopes – while Juventus knows it can climb into third place with a win.
That will make it tight. So the draw looks like the most likely outcome.
Pick: Draw +230
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