08 March 2020 live
Juventus vs Inter
Antonio Conte’s inter will return to the pitch on Sunday, following the 2-1 loss to Lazio for their 25th league appearance of the season. That match was inter’s only loss in their last six games; DDDWWL, and left them 3rd place on the league table. Now, Conte will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they go visiting to Turin.
The Nerazzurri are 4 points behind Juventus and a win will only help them close the gap to 1 point. In 24 Serie A appearances they have racked up 54 points from 16W, 6D and 2L. Inter Milan have an average of 2.0 goals per game and 16.4 shots taken per match. So far, they have scored 49 goals this season, with Romelu Lukaku having 17 of those goals. Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez with 11 goals this season will be leading inter’s attack in a 3-5-2 formation against Juventus.
Meanwhile, reigning Scudetto champions, Juventus will be at home for their 26th Serie A appearance of the season. Juventus won their previous league match against SPAL, 2-1 and have four victories in their last six games; WLWLWW. Both losses being 2-1 apiece to the Napoli and Verona. Now in 25 Serie A appearances, Juve has 19W, 3D, and 3L. Later today Sarri will likely arrange his men in a 4-3-3 formation with Ronaldo – Dybala – Cuadrado leading his attack. Szczesny is expected to be in goal with a defense of Danilo – Bonucci – Matthijs de Ligt – Alex Sandro covering him.
The first leg of this tie ended 2-1 in favor of Juventus. Pualo Dybala got on the score sheet in the 4th minute before Inter Milan equalized through a spot kick taken by Lautaro Martinez (18’ P). Later on, Gonzalo Higuain scored the winner for Juventus in the 80th minute. Inter had 10 shots at goal with 3 on target while Juventus had 18 shots at goal with 6 on target. Inter had 52% of the ball possession while Juventus had 48%. Juventus completed 465 passes while their counterparts, Inter completed 480 passes.
Unlike the first leg, this match will be played behind closed doors as a preventive measure against the spread of dreaded Corona virus in Italy. The Italian FA has considered suspending the league should any league player contract the dreaded virus.
Samir Handanovic will return in goal after missing a few games recently due to an injury. Juventus expects the return of Miralem Pjanic to replace Ramsey in the midfield.
A 2-2 draw is predicted at the end of this fixture.
Date: Sunday, 8th of March, 2020.
Kick-Off: 7:45PM (Italian Time).
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin.
Referee: Marco Guida (Italy)
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 20:45.
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