Inter Milan vs Juventus – Serie A – Match Preview and Betting Tips

Inter Milan will be playing Juventus in this weekend’s top clash in the Serie A at 19:45 GMT. With 2 teams who play attractive attacking football and has scored lots of goals so far in both Champions League / Europa League and in the league, we could be in for a great match. Both sides come with great results from midweek matches, where Inter Milan humbled Werder Bremen with 4-0, and Juventus managed 1-1 away against Manchester City.

Read the match preview below and receive betting tips and match odds for Inter Milan vs Juventus.

Inter Milan

Inter Milan have really taken shape recently, and has won the last 3 out of 4 games in the league at home against Udinese (2-1), away against Palermo (1-2) and a big home victory over Bari (4-0), although last weekend they were beaten in overtime by Roma with (1-0). However there was revenge in the midweek match in the Champions League, where Werder Bremen was sent home to Germany with a 4-0 defeat with Eto’o again scoring 3 goals.

Inter Milan need to play without the Argentine defender Walter Samuel, who was injured against Bari, and in his place is the strong Colombian Ivan Cordaba again. Furthermore they must still do without the strong Argentine veteran Javier Zanetti, who is out a couple weeks more together with the Brazilian midfielder Thiago Motta. In addition there is great doubt about the Argentine striker Diego Milito, who has a small injury, and most likely will not have time to get ready.

If Milito is not clear for Inter Milan, they must switch from 4-4-2 to a 4-2-3-1 formation, where only Eto’o lies completely on top, with Sneijder, Pandev and Brazilian talent Coutinho lying just behind him. Coutinho is the newest star on the team card, and is only 18 years old and was purchased in Vasco da Gama, when he was just 16 years old. Then was loaned to Vasco in 2 years, and now comes permanently to the club, where they expect him within a few years to be one of the best players in the world.


Juventus have not had the best start to their Serie A season with 2 defeats against Bari Away (1-0) and Palermo home (1-3), 1 draw and 2 wins. Though their latest game was won by 4-2 at home over Cagliari, where Krasic scored 3 goals, and in Thursday’s battle in the Europa League, they managed impressive 1-1 away against Manchester City on goal by Iaquinta, who is in a good shape again after his injury.

Juventus must still do without the long-term injured Buffon, and instead plays the newly acquired goalie Storari. Midfield man Hasan Salihamidzic and defender Fabio Grosso are still out with injury and it does not look like that there is any room for them in the starting eleven, when they one day returns.

Betting Tip

Inter Milan continue where they left off last season and looks scary after taking the lead in both Serie A and their Champions League group, while Juventus have been highly volatile and is currently in 9th place with a score line of12-9, which shows that it is the most scoring team, but also the team that has let most goals in the season’s first five matches.

Inter Milan have had a good take on Juventus at home in recent years, where they have won the 3 most recent encounters, and this weekend’s showdown also has Inter Milan as favorites. Juventus have played very unstable with fluctuating results, and especially the defense has been weak.

We believe Eto’o in great shape will make it difficult for Juventus to keep the zero, especially with Inter Milan’s sparkling offensive game lately. However, be wary because Juventus has scored in all their games so far, if we ignore the season’s first match against Bari, where they lost (1-0).

This being said, Inter Milan is very strong home at San Siro and should be able to win this match. Our prediction will be 2-1 for Inter Milan and Juventus third defeat this season.

Betting Tip – Inter Milan to win

Match odds

Bookmakers Home Draw Away Betting Bonus
betfair bookie 1.84 3.70 5.20 £25 FREE
partybets bookie 1.80 3.25 4.50 £25 FREE
ladbrokes bookie 1.83 3.40 4.50 £10 FREE
williamhillsports bookie 1.80 3.50 4.50 £25 FREE

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