The 200th instalment of one in every of Serie A’s most heated rivalries will get underway on Sunday, as Inter Milan hosts Juventus on the San Siro.
To say this fixture wants no introduction could be doing the Derby d’Italia a disservice. With 35 and 18 titles respectively, Juventus and Inter are the 2 most profitable golf equipment in Serie A—A.C. Milan is tied with its metropolis rivals on 18 titles—and their rivalry has outlined Italian soccer for many years.
From Juventus’ controversial 1-Zero win late within the 1997-98 season when Inter was denied a stonewall penalty, to the Bianconeri‘s relegation to Serie B within the wake of a match-fixing scandal and Inter’s subsequent run of 5 straight titles, there isn’t any love misplaced between the 2.
The first assembly of the season, nonetheless, comes with added layers of intrigue.
After successful this fixture simply twice previously decade, Inter seems lastly effectively outfitted to take the battle to Juventus, who has received the title within the final eight seasons.
The Nerazzurri invested over $150 million in the summertime and the outcomes have been nearly fast, with Inter main the desk with 18 factors after successful the primary six video games.
Inter has the second-best assault in Serie A with 13 objectives and the very best protection, conceding simply twice in six video games.
Juventus is 2 factors adrift, an unfamiliar place for the Bianconeri who had led Serie A or not less than shared the lead for 552 consecutive days till final month.
If Inter main Juventus even at this early stage of the season provides spice to the fixture, the actual fact man answerable for Inter’s turnaround is Antonio Conte makes it much more intriguing.
The former Italy coach led Juventus’ revival earlier within the decade, successful three consecutive titles with the Bianconeri and delivering a primary Scudetto in nearly a decade.
Conte, who received 12 trophies with Juventus as a participant throughout a 13-year spell in Turin, returned to teaching after a sabbatical yr following a two-year spell at Chelsea and on Sunday he’ll come up in opposition to Maurizio Sarri, who changed him at Stamford Bridge.
The Inter coach, nonetheless, is unlikely to increase an olive department to his successor at Chelsea. The duo engaged in a disagreement final month, after Sarri complained about Juventus having to play within the afternoon warmth in opposition to Fiorentina.
“I don’t want to say anything, otherwise we’ll have to start comparing balance sheets and financial resources,” Conte replied when requested about Sarri’s feedback.
“Someone ought to calm down, as he [Sarri] is on the powerful side now.”
Here’s all the pieces you want to know forward of Sunday.
When and the place is the sport?
Inter Milan hosts Juventus on the San Siro Stadium in Milan on Sunday, October 6, with kickoff scheduled for 8:45 p.m. native time (2:45 p.m. ET).
The two rivals have performed one another 199 occasions in Serie A, with Juventus successful on 90 events, whereas Inter has prevailed 58 occasions.
Inter has received simply twice in opposition to Juventus within the final 10 years.
TV protection and reside stream
The recreation can be broadcast reside on ESPN+ and also will be out there in Italian on RAI Italia through fuboTV.
Inter Milan is prime of the desk with six wins in as many video games, whereas Juventus is 2 factors adrift. Both have been in motion within the Champions League this week, with Inter dropping 2-1 away to Barcelona after main 1-0, whereas Juventus comfortably beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-Zero in Turin.
Inter Milan can be with out the suspended Alexis Sanchez however Romelu Lukaku is once more out there after lacking the journey to Barcelona with a thigh challenge.
Juventus, in the meantime, can be with out Douglas Costa and Danilo, who’ve joined long-term absentees Giorgio Chiellini, Marko Pjaca and Mattia De Sciglio on the sidelines.
As mirrored by the bookmakers, there’s little to select from between the groups. According to Oddschecker, Inter is a slight favourite at 17/10, whereas Juventus is at 37/20 and the draw is at 43/20.