Juventus vs Inter Milan Betting Preview – 07/12/2018

Juventus vs Inter Milan Betting Preview – 07/12/2018

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Juventus vs Inter Milan

It’s a fixture steeped in history and controversy and Friday night sees the latest instalment as Juventus host Inter at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. It’s first against third in the latest Serie A standings although the Bianconeri has an 11 point cushion over their bitter rivals. It’s easy to see then why William Hill are offering odds of 11/20 for the Old Lady to continue their great start to the campaign, which has seen them drop just two points so far. The hosts have not lost to the Nerazzurri in their last three league meetings although Luciano Spalletti’s men did grab a point in a goalless draw in the corresponding fixture last season.

The €100M that Juventus paid for Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer now looks like a shrewd piece of business with the Portuguese superstar in superb goalscoring form. Saturday’s penalty against Fiorentina in a 3-0 win was his 10th goal of the campaign (his fifth in his last five outings) which gives him a share of top spot in the current goalscoring charts. Betfair are laying out odds of 5/6 for Ronaldo to continue his great run of form on Friday. CR7 looks certain to lead the line alongside Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic and if you are looking for more value on anytime goalscorer, William Hill has them both priced at 29/20.

With qualification into the last 16 of the Champions League already secured, boss Massimo Allegri can concentrate fully on domestic matters and with two huge games coming up against Torino and Roma before the winter break, the Tuscan tactician will need to pull on all his resources at this crucial time of the season. In Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur he has one of the most in-form players in Serie A and his superb recent performances, which included the opening goal in Florence on Saturday, means that Miralem Pjanic is likely to start on the bench on Friday.

Only Genoa has left the Allianz Stadium with any points this season and it’s been six years since Inter won at the home of their bitter rivals. In Mauro Icardi (21/10 with Bet365 to be an anytime goalscorer on Friday) they have another Serie A hot-shot and the 25-year-old Argentine has eight goals to his name so far this term. Last weekend’s 2-2 draw in the capital against Roma has left the Nerazzurri with ground to make up and only having taken one point from the last two away outings, Spalletti will be desperate for at least a point in Turin; Bet365 are offering 14/5 for this to happen on Friday.

With a huge Champions League game coming up against PSV Eindhoven next week, Spalletti will be keen to stress to his players to keep fully focused on the current job in hand. Belgian enforcer Radja Nainggolan is available for selection after injury but is unlikely to start the game in Turin and could be saved for the showdown with the Dutch on Tuesday.

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