Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Serie A 2020/21 – Round 18

Serie A will feature a mouth-watering clash between rivals Juventus and Inter Milan this week at the Giuseppe Meazza, and Alley Sport is here with Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan. Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus will travel to Milan to take on Antonio Conte’s Nerrazuri in a clash that can potentially influence the destination of the Scudetto at the end of this season.

Former player Andrea Pirlo took over Juventus in his first managerial job at the start of this season | Image: Getty Images, Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan
Former player Andrea Pirlo took over Juventus in his first managerial job at the start of this season | Image: Getty Images, Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan

Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan: Match Preview

The Bianconeri are unbeaten in 4 matches across competitions after suffering a defeat at home against Fiorentina in the league. Juventus were docked 6 points during that loss, as the Serie A simultaneously announced that Juve’s clash with Napoli would be rescheduled instead of awarding 3 points to the Old Lady after Napoli failed to report to the game due to concerns over COVID-19 earlier in the season. The pressure is piling up on new manager Pirlo, who will do well to remember that his predecessor Maurizio Sarri was sacked even after lifting the Scudetto in his first season.

Juventus last played Genoa at home in the Coppa Italia Round of 16. Juve took the lead at the Allianz Stadium, after young winger Dejan Kulusevski found the back of the net after latching on to a brilliant through ball from center-back Giorgio Chiellini. Kulusevski was again involved, when he threaded a beautiful first-time through pass into the path of striker Alvaro Morata, who then found the bottom corner past Genoa keeper Paleari. However, Genoa hit back with goals from Lennart Czyborra and later Filippo Melegoni. The game went into extra time, but 21-year old Tunisian player Hamza Rafia scored the winner for the Bianconeri who finished from close range after a cut-back from Morata.

Juventus, who finished runners-up in last season’s Coppa Italia, progressed to the next stage of the competition thanks to Hamza Rafia’s late winner. They will be playing SPAL at home in the Coppa Italia Quater-Final later this month. Their league opponents Inter, also won their Coppa fixture, beating Fiorentina 1-2 away from home thanks to a late extra time winner from Romelu Lukaku.

Youngster Hamza Rafia (left) came to Juventus' rescue against Genoa in the Coppa Italia | Image: Getty Images, Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan
Youngster Hamza Rafia (left) came to Juventus’ rescue against Genoa in the Coppa Italia | Image: Getty Images, Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan

Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan: Latest Team News

The Bianconeri will be without forward Paulo Dybala for this fixture. The Argentinian will not travel to Milan after sustaining a knee injury. He was last seen in Juve’s 3-1 victory over Sassuolo. Andrea Pirlo will also not be able to rely on defender Matthijs de Ligt. Full backs Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro are expected to return to the starting lineup, following concerns about their fitness due to injuries. Apart from this, youngster Franco Israel who was on the bench for the Bianconeri on 3 occasions this season, is out with a head injury.

Inter will be without young forward Andrea Pinamonti, who is out with a muscle injury. They will also be unable to call upon the services of defenders Danilo D’Ambrosio and Matteo Darmian who are on the sidelines with a knee and back injury respectively.

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Young center-back Matthijs de Ligt (left), is not expected to play against Inter due to injury | Image: Getty Images, Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan
Young center-back Matthijs de Ligt (left), is not expected to play against Inter due to injury | Image: Getty Images, Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan

Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan

We expect Andrea Pirlo to go with a 4-3-3, which will provide more stability in attack and defence. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to return to the starting lineup, after coming off the bench in the 88th minute against Genoa. He will be supported by Alvaro Morata and Dejan Kulusevski in attack. Captain Giorgio Chiellini could partner Merih Demiral in defence, with the returning Alex Sandro and Juan Cuadrado on either flanks. Here is our Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan:

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Wojeich Sczezny

RB: Juan Cuadrado

CB: Merih Demiral

CB: Giorgio Chiellini (c)

LB: Alex Sandro

CDM: Rodrigo Bentancur

CM: Arthur

CM: Weston McKennie

RW: Dejan Kulusevski

ST: Alvaro Morata

LW: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo will look to continue his scoring form in the league against Inter | Image: Getty Images, Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan
Cristiano Ronaldo will look to continue his scoring form in the league against Inter | Image: Getty Images, Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan

Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan: Score Prediction

Although Juve are in good form, we expect this game to be a close encounter with the home team coming out on top at the end, but not without struggle. Inter are in great form and are just 3 points off the top of the table. We predict a 2-1 win for Inter Milan. However, Cristiano Ronaldo could be on the scoresheet, continuing his fine form in the league this season.

Juventus predicted lineup vs Inter Milan: Live Stream

Unfortunately, there is no official broadcasters for Serie A in India. However, fans in Italy can watch this game on Sky Sports, from 0115 IST or 2045 CET.

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