Since last weekend, Juventus is officially the champion of the Italian Serie A for the season 2018/2019. What this means is that their season is practically over, but does it also mean that they will have no motivation against Inter? Read our Inter vs Juventus prediction and betting tips to find out what should happen at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Saturday evening!
Unlike Juventus, the destiny of Inter is still uncertain. This team is at the 3rd place with 5 points more than AC Milan and Atalanta, who are at the 4th and 5th place respectively. This means that Inter still need to worry about their Champions League future. Although very unlikely, they can still drop out of the top 4.
There are still five matches to be played and Inter will have to face such big teams as Juventus and Napoli. If they could only get a point from each of those games, they would probably secure a spot in the Champions League.
The good news is that their form isn’t too bad. Actually, they’re without a defeat since the last day of March when they lost to Lazio. However, they haven’t been that great at home. In fact, they’re without a home win for quite some time. Maybe the game against Juve is the right opportunity to win 3 points in front of their crowd?
Another thing we need to mention in this section of the Inter vs Juventus prediction is that Nerazzurri are without any serious injuries. In fact, only one player is definitely out of the squad, while another one is struggling with fitness.
After they got knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax, Juventus beat Fiorentina at home, thus securing another Serie A title. And this practically means that they got nothing left to fight for till the end of the season. Their manager can play with youngsters in the team in the final five matches, thus letting them get some valuable experience, which they’ll certainly find useful in the next season.
Of course, all of Juventus’ players are professionals, whose job is to win matches. All matches, including those that don’t matter much. Plus, there’s the thing about the rivalry going on between these two clubs, which is another reason why Juventus won’t go to Milan with a white flag raised.
Another reason why Juventus mustn’t be thought of as the underdog in this game is that their best player, Cristiano Ronaldo has a personal motivation for this duel. He came to Juventus hoping to win another Champions League title, but as they got knocked out of that competition, he wants to set some personal records.
After all, Ronaldo is already 34 and he might not be in professional football for too long. That’s why he’s super-motivated to win the top-scorer award in Serie A. The problem is that several players are in the competition for the Capocannoniere, including Quagliarella, Zapata, and Piatek, each of whom have scored at least two goals more than Ronaldo. Of course, there’s still plenty of time for CR7 to get his award, but to do that, he needs to keep on scoring. And that’s why one of our Inter vs Juventus betting tips is gonna be about the man!
- Sime Vrsaljko (injury)
- Mateo Brozovic (doubtful)
- Martin Caceres (injury)
- Paulo Dybala (injury)
- Sami Khedira (injury)
- Mattia Perin (injury)
- Mario Mandzukic (doubtful)
Handanovic – Skriniar, De Vrij, D’Ambrosio, Asamoah – Borja Valero, Naingollan, Vecino, Perisic, Politano – Icardi
Szczesny – Bonucci, Rugani, De Sciglio, Cancelo – Bentancur, Spinazzola, Douglas, Cuadrado – Kean, Ronaldo
Inter vs Juventus Prediction
Inter should really win this one, as such a good opportunity doesn’t come too often. But, of course, winning won’t be easy.
Inter vs Juventus Betting Tips
- BTS @1.90 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @2.25 (1XBET)
- Inter @2.45 (Unibet)
- Ronaldo to Score Anytime @2.5 (SkyBet)
- Correct Score 2:1 Inter @10.00 (bwin)