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Today I am going for the Juventus v. Inter Milan match in Serie A tonight.
This is one of the classic encounters of the football season with two teams in good form.
Inter are top of the league at present and are defending champions, they are yet to lose in the league with 7 wins and 3 draws to show for their 10 league games so far. Away from the San Siro they have won 3 and drawn 2 games scoring 9 and conceding 3 with wins at Empoli (2-0), Roma (4-1), and Reggina (1-0) to go with draws at Livorno (2-2) and Palermo (0-0).
Juventus are in their first season back in Serie A after being relegated in the “Moggiopoli” scandal and have made a good start back sitting 4th in the league 4 points behind their rivals tonight.
Their overall league record is won 6 drawn 2 lost 2 scored 21 and conceded 10 whilst at the Stadio Del Alpi they have 4 wins against Livorno (5-1), Reggina (4-0), Genoa (1-0) and Empoli (3-0) to show for their efforts so far to go with one defeat at the hands of surprise team Udinese (1-0).
Form wise over the last 6 games there is little to split the two sides with Inter winning 5 and drawing 1 game and Juve winning 4 Drawing 1 and losing 1. In the 3 away games Inter have played in that time they have won 2 and drawn 1 scoring 5 and conceding 1, whilst Juve have won their last 3 home games scoring 8 and conceding none.
Early team news is that Juventus welcome back defenders Nicola Legrottaglie, Giorgio Chiellini and Cristian Molinaro and veteran Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved from suspension.
However, defensive duo Jean-Alain Boumsong and Jorge Andrade are still on the sidelines with their respective injuries, whilst Inter boss Roberto Mancini is still unable to call on goalkeeper Francesco Toldo, defender Marco Materazzi and midfielders Patrick Vieira, Dejan Stankovic and Luis Antonio Jimenez all due to injury.
Taking all this into account I cannot escape the fact that tonight’s match will end in a draw, which is best price 15/8 with several bookies at the moment.
Both sides will not want to lose tonight and a draw would not be the worst of results for either side.
The head to head record is long and distinguished between these two great teams and over the last 10 matches it reads:
Feb 12, 06 Serie A Inter Milan 1 – 2 Juventus
Oct 2, 05 Serie A Juventus 2 – 0 Inter Milan
Aug 20, 05 Super Coppa Juventus 0-1 Inter Milan (After Extra Time)
Apr 20, 05 Serie A Juventus 0 – 1 Inter Milan
Nov 28, 04 Serie A Inter Milan 2 – 2 Juventus
Apr 4, 04 Serie A Inter Milan 3 – 2 Juventus
Nov 29, 03 Serie A Juventus 1 – 3 Inter Milan
Mar 2, 03 Serie A Juventus 3 – 0 Inter Milan
Oct 19, 02 Serie A Inter Milan 1 – 1 Juventus
Mar 9, 02 Serie A Inter Milan 2 – 2 Juventus
No real clues from those stats except that all the games have been close which leads me into my next bet which is under 2.5 goals. Sporting Bet are offering 0.75 on this market and I feel with the tenseness of the game tonight defences are set to dominate and goal scoring chances will be few and far between, so with that in mind I am happy to have a punt on that result.
I will also have an interest in Zlatan Ibrahimovic anytime goalscorer at generally 2/1. He is a big game player and there are not many bigger games in the Serie A calendar then this one. He has scored 7 league goals this season which puts him in second place in the scoring charts behind David Trezeguet of Juventus who is on 10 and for me is a nice saver option.
My final bet in this game is a more speculative bet but could just be a rewarding one and that is the correct score market. I am going for 1-1 which is the most popular score cast with the bookies at the moment at generally 5/1 but at that price a few pounds/Euros can be risked I feel.
So to recap: Juventus to draw with Inter @ 15/8
Under 2.5 goals @0.75
Ibrahimovic (Inter) Anytime scorer @ 2/1
Correct score 1-1 @5/1
Hopefully some if not all will come up tonight and indeed if all of them do come in I’ll have a very happy Mrs Silverfox on my hands as the Christmas present money will be sorted out!