The match is over.
The Derby d’Italia this Sunday sees Inter who are top of the table host eight in a row champions Juventus at San Siro.
Inter are sitting top of the table with six wins from six and are a revitalised team under new Coach Antonio Conte and sporting director Beppe Marotta who together led Juventus to three consecutive Scudetti. The Bianconeri on the other hand appointed former Napoli and Chelsea tactician Maurizio Sarri to bring an attacking philosophy to the Old Lady that has yet to seen on the pitch.
Juventus have been leaking goals since centre back Giorgio Chiellini suffered ligament damage and the Nerazzurri will fancy their chances of scoring in this one. The Old Lady did beat SPAL 2-0 at home on the weekend, while Inter hammered Sampdoria 3-1 in Genoa on Saturday.
The Bianconeri will be under pressure to make sure they leave San Siro with at least a point and not let their old foes put some distance between them in the table. The Old Lady have scored the last goal in five of their six Serie A games this season.
Inter have started well in their last two home games against the Bianconeri, before conceding late goals. With Conte in the dugout the Nerazzurri won’t be allowed to rest on their laurels, however, Juventus have the experience and know how to get a result in a hostile environment.
Head to Head
The last meeting between these side in San Siro ended as a 1-1 draw in April of this year. Juventus have the better of the historical head to head by winning 96 of the last 204 games between them in all competitions over the years. Inter on the other hand have won 57 of those ties while there have been 58 draws.
The match to end in a draw
Inter under former Juventus and Chelsea Coach Antonio Conte have built a competitive team and won all their league games to date. This match, however, will be a test of their credentials as a win here would lay down a marker for the rest of the season. Alexis Sanchez scored on his debut last weekend against Sampdoria but was sent off for simulation and will miss this game through suspension.
Juventus have won their last three Serie A games in a row since that goalless draw with Fiorentina. They face a much sterner test here in this one however, against the Nerazzurri and will have to do without the services of Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio, Douglas Costa, Danilo, and Marko Pjaca.
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