Another match awaits for the Champions of Italy: after their 3-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday, Antonio Conte’s team are ready to take on Juventus in Turin (at 18:00 CEST on Saturday) on matchday 37 in Serie A. The reverse fixture was an unforgettable affair, with the Nerazzurri running out 2-0 winners at San Siro thanks to goals from Vidal and Barella.
Inter, who won the Scudetto with four games to spare, currently sit on 88 points, 13 ahead of Atalanta and AC Milan. Juventus, meanwhile, have collected 72 points, one less than fourth-place Napoli.
PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN JUVENTUS AND INTER
Saturday’s showdown will be the 176th meeting between Inter and Juventus in Serie A and the 88th time the two teams have faced each other in Turin. The Bianconeri have won 60 of the 87 league fixtures in Piedmont, with the Nerazzurri having eleven victories to their name. 16 draws complete the picture. Inter’s last win against Juve in Turin came on 3 November 2012, when Milito (two) and Palacio got on the scoresheet in a 3-1 success.
Inter are yet to be beaten in the second half of the season. The Nerazzurri’s last loss came away to Sampdoria on 6 January. Juventus, who are currently fifth, are heading into the game on the back of a win against Sassuolo following their home defeat to AC Milan.
Inter currently have the third-best attack in the league: the Nerazzurri have scored 82 goals, with only Atalanta (86) and Napoli (83) having done better. Conte’s men do have the best defence in the division, however: they’ve conceded 31, four fewer than Juventus.
The match in Turin will see the two sides that have scored the most headers this campaign face each other: 14 for Inter, 13 for the Bianconeri. The Nerazzurri have also conceded the fewest headed goals in the league this season (just three, the same as Spezia).
The player in the current Inter squad with the most goals against Juventus is Alexis Sanchez (two). Out of all the players in the Bianconeri ranks, Juan Cuadrado is leading the way when it comes to goalscoring success against the Nerazzurri in Serie A (three).
DISCIPLINARY SITUATION: SUSPENSIONS AND THOSE WALKING THE TIGHTROPE
One booking away from suspension: Bonucci, De Ligt, McKennie, Ronaldo (J); Darmian, Young, Lukaku (I).