Inter Milan vs Juventus (Sunday, 19:45)
Inter Milan welcome Juventus to the iconic San Siro for a Sunday night showdown in Serie A.
Antonio Conte’s side were on a roll before their title challenge suffered a double setback at Sampdoria and then most recently away at Roma.
Juventus, meanwhile, after a stuttering start to the campaign appear to be clicking into gear as the season approaches the halfway stage.
The Old Lady’s 3-1 victory at this venue last midweek against league leaders AC Milan was a significant statement of intent and the reigning champions will look to repeat the trick during this weekend’s Derby d’italia.
This fixture could have huge ramifications in this season’s title race and with an action-packed encounter anticipated I’ll head to the Bet Builder market to construct a same game multiple.
I’m going to opt for the same formula that worked for me last weekend during Inter’s pulsating 2-2 draw with Roma and opt for both teams to score and each team to receive over zero cards, a 10/11 shot with Bet 365.
Both teams have obliged in 14/17 Inter league matches this season – the highest tally of any team in the division – and it’s worth noting that 7/8 San Siro assignments have ended with both sides getting on the scoreboard.
As for Juventus, they have rewarded BTTS backers in 12/16 league matches this term and all but one of their eight Italian road trips would have delivered profit on a both teams to score punt.
With that in mind, coupled with the array of attacking talent that will be on display I’m more than happy to back both sides to strike on Sunday night.
What’s more, sparks tend to fly when these two heavyweights go toe-to-toe so I’ll also throw in a card a piece to nudge up the price on the above-mentioned Bet Builder.
The Nerazzurri are averaging two cards per game this term, while Andrea Pirlo’s visitors are picking up 2.19 cautions per 90 minutes this season.
Daniele Doveri has been given the thankless task of officiating the Derby d’italia and he is averaging just under four yellows per game this season and given the magnitude of this match-up I fancy both sides to find their way into the referees notebook.