The so-called Derby d’Italia is one of the finest games in Italian football, and on Saturday, we will have a chance to look at it again. Former champions Juventus will go head to head with the new kings of the Serie A Inter Milan at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. Let’s preview it in our free football tips for today.
It’s has been a nightmare of a season for Juventus. For the first time in 10 years, Juve won’t be the champions of Italy as they lost the title race. Even more, their current situation in the league tells us that they could even miss out on participating in the Champions League next season. That’s certainly not what the fans were expecting in Andrea Pirlo’s first season as a manager.
Andrea Pirlo is one of Juventus’ legends, but most likely, he won’t be coaching the team next season. That’s Bianconeri’s worst season in a whole decade, so the club is probably already looking to replace the former midfielder. According to some rumors in Italia press, Juventus’ ex-coach Massimiliano Allegri will return to the club, replacing Pirlo.
The Old Lady’s biggest star Cristiano Ronaldo had a pretty lousy game during the 0-3 defeat to AC Milan at the Allianz Stadium. The Portuguese striker didn’t create any danger for the Rossoneri’s defense, and he was certainly not looking like himself. Some Italian journalists are already reporting that Juventus’ rebuild in the summer will start without Ronaldo. He’s linked with a possible return to Manchester United or even a move to French powerhouse PSG.
Andrea Pirlo has some solid options for his attack, though. Federico Chiesa is one of the most consistent performers since his transfer from Fiorentina, while Paulo Dybala and Dejan Kulusevski are motivated to prove their worth and return among the starters. The Spanish international Alvaro Morata remains an option as well.
Inter Milan are still celebrating their first Scudetto since 2010. Managed by Juventus’ ex-coach Antonio Conte, the Nerazzurri proved how good they could be. Inter showed an impressive consistency during the season, and in the meanwhile, Conte showed once again why he’s one of the best managers in the world.
For Inter Milan beating Juventus is a matter of honor right now. It’s not a secret that these two clubs are not loving each other, especially since the 2006 Calciopoli. Yes – Inter already won the title, but it doesn’t mean they won’t give one hundred percent against Juventus on Saturday.
Against Sampdoria last weekend Inter proved they can score a lot of goals even without their star striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian international got a rest while in his absence, the Nerazzurri scored five against Samp. Alexis Sanchez put the ball twice in the net while Lautaro Martinez, Roberto Gagliardini, and Andrea Pinamonti scored as well. It was a pretty good show from Inter.
You can be sure that Antonio Conte will play his best team against Juventus. Of course, this game looks much more important for the Old Lady as they are fighting for their place in the Champions League next season. The Bianconeri are put under some serious psychological pressure at the moment, so Andrea Pirlo must use his experience as a player and find a way to calm his players.
That’s our free football tips for today for the Serie A Derby d’Italia between Juventus and Inter Milan on Saturday. Although this match is much more critical for Juventus than it is for Inter, we don’t have any doubts the new champions will give their all. When it comes to Juve and Inter, winning is always a matter of prestige.