Juventus vs Inter Milan Odds & Pick on Serie A Matchday 26

Romelu Lukaku has been a success sibce his move to Italy from Manchester United.
Romelu Lukaku has scored 23 goals in all competitions for Inter Milan this season and hopes to give their bid for the Serie A title a fresh boost in the critical game away against leaders Juventus. Photo from @Inter_en (Twitter)
  • Title contenders clash in Serie A Matchday 26 top fixture on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 2:45 pm EST
  • Game will be behind closed doors because of coronavirus
  • See the odds, analysis and best bet for this weekend’s top of the table clash

Juventus face another massive challenge at the top of Italy’s Serie A when they face third-placed Internazionale of Milan at home in Turin on Sunday.

The game will take place behind closed doors because of the alarm caused in the country by the spread of the coronavirus.

After returning to first place two weeks ago, Juventus have a one-point lead over second-placed Lazio and are six points clear of Inter.

Juventus are priced at +119 favoritesnto win the crucial clash with Inter rated at +230. The draw is +215 and this looks the best value on offer ahead of what will be a tight and intense clash, albeit one played in a strange and muted atmosphere on March 1, 2020, at Allianz Stadium, in Turin, at 2:45 pm EST.

Serie A Matchday 26 Juventus vs Inter Milan Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Juventus -½  +119 +119 Ov 2½  -105
Inter Milan +½  -139 +230 Un 2½  -115
Draw N/A +215 N/A

Odds taken Feb. 28

The lack of a crowd may very well affect the intensity of the game, however. This, alternatively, could produce a muted rather than an intense draw. Or it may slightly favor a win for Juventus in their own home surroundings.

Clearly, there are unfamiliar factors at work here.

Inter briefly led the table three weeks ago after a thrilling 4-2 defeat of city rivals AC Milan.

Conte’s Team Have Slipped to Third

But they have slipped to third following a 2-1 defeat away at Lazio and the subsequent postponement of their match against Sampdoria last weekend because of the virus alert.

This means they have played a game less than title rivals Juventus and Lazio.

Maurizio Sarri, the Juventus coach, is in need of a good result against Inter following his team’s 1-0 defeat by Lyon in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie on Tuesday.

It has led to widespread critics of his tactics and methods by supporters.

Juve were beaten 2-1 at Napoli on January 26 and then, following a subsequent 3-0 defeat of Fiorentina, they were beaten  2-1 by Hellas Verona.

The team has lost twice in the last five league games to introduce some jitters following an earlier run of five straight victories from mid-December to mid-January.

Juve were beaten 2-1 at Napoli on January 26  and then, following a subsequent 3-0 defeat of Fiorentina, they were beaten 2-1 by Hellas Verona.

Serie A Matchday 26 Juventus vs Inter Milan Statistics

Juventus
VS
Inter Mian

19 Wins 16
3 Losses 2
3 Draws 6
48 Goals 49
24 Goals Against 22
8 Clean Sheets 8
54 Yellow Cards 62
2 Red Cards 2


The following two wins which restored them to the competition’s pole position have come against the league’s current bottom two sides.

So they have done little to ease the mood of discontent around Sarri’s leadership.

A 2-0 defeat of Brescia was followed last weekend by a 2-1 win against SPAL.

Ronaldo’s Record Goal Streak

There have also been suggestions that Sarri is over-reliant on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

When he scored in the victory against SPAL, it was the 11th consecutive league game in which Ronaldo had netted – equalling a Serie A record.

Juventus have been champions for eight consecutive seasons.

Inter may have an advantage this Sunday – in the game known as the Derby D’ Italia – having already experienced the oddities of playing behind closed doors this week.

Before their defeat by Lazio , Inter had briefly claimed top place after a 2-0 defeat of Udinese and the subsequent derby win against Milan.

Their 2-1 defeat of Bulgarian side Ludogorets in the Europa League on Thursday was played before empty stands because of the medical emergency.

Before their defeat by Lazio in their most recent fixture, Inter had briefly claimed top place after a 2-0 defeat of Udinese and the subsequent derby win against Milan.

However, they had drawn three successive times before-hand.

They have won 16 times, drawn six and lost twice for their tally of 54 points.

The first setback was a 2-1 home defeat by Juventus last October with the Lazio reverse coming on February 16.

Juventus have been beaten three times but have won 19 games and drawn three for a total of 60 points.

Along with the recent defeats by Napoli and Hellas Verona, they lost 3-1 at Lazio in October.

Pick: Draw +215

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