Game: Juventus – Inter Milan
Date: 2 February, Sunday, 2014 year
Start time: 19:45 GMT
The derby of the 22nd round of the Italian Serie A will take place on Sunday at Juventus Stadium, as Inter visits championship leaders Juventus.
Pundits see Juventus as clear favourites. The Old Lady is currently in the first place and has an impressive advantage of six points over Roma. Juventus so far recorded 18 wins and 2 draws in 21 games.
However in the last round the team tripped over Lazio and the match ended 1-1.
The season has been a real disappointment for Inter up to now. The Nerazzurri won only 8 games in Serie A and the fifth position, which they are currently in, seems to be the best they can achieve this season.
Fiorentina is fourth and the gap between the two teams is solid seven points, while Verone (8th) is just a point behind Inter.
Despite the obvious difference in the performance of the two teams this season, we still don’t recommend going after a simple Juventus win prediction.
This is a derby and Inter will be desperate to achieve some respectable result, whereas Juventus can afford to lose points at this stage of the campaign.
Although Inter won only one of their last five Serie A games, this win was in the local derby against Milan, so we may witness another surprise result on Sunday evening. It seems like a much better option to bet over 2 goals.
It is unlikely that less than two goals will be scored in the game (this happened only on four occasions for each of the two teams) and we must also pay attention to the average of three goals that are being scored in each of their previous matches.
Facts before match:
Juventus failed to win in their last two matches.
Inter did not won any of their last five matches.
On 17 occasion in Juventus and Inter matches were scored 2 or more goals (4 games ended with one or no goals).
An average of 3,1 (Juventus) and 3,0 (Inter) goals are scored in the games of the two teams.