Inter are making their first trip to Juventus Stadium this season, and will do so on Sunday for Matchday 31 of Serie A, which kicks off at 20:45 CEST.
This will be the third time that both teams will face each other this season. The first league meeting between the two titans ended 1-1, with Edin Dzeko scoring the only goal for Inter. The second came within the framework of the Italian Super Cup, with goals from Lautaro Martínez and Alexis Sánchez, who were key in granting victory and the consequent cup to the Nerazzurri.
At the moment, Simone Inzaghi’s men have the best attack line (with 62 goals) and the second best defense (with 24 goals conceded) in the Italian league. Massimiliano Allegri’s team, meanwhile, is the one that has conceded the fewest goals on its pitch and with the most clean sheets.
Almost 6 months have passed since Inzaghi’s team lost away in Serie A: against Lazio, on October 16, 2021, 3-1. However, the Nerazzurri have also drawn their last away games in the league (with two 0-0, and two 1-1). The last time they drew 5 consecutive away games was in December 2004, with Roberto Mancini in charge.
Juventus, meanwhile, have not lost in 16 consecutive games in Serie A, which is the longest streak without losing seen so far in the Italian top flight; and furthermore, they have won their recent 4 league games.
Inter is the team that has scored the most headed goals in Serie A this season (with 15 goals), along with Lazio (with 11) and Juventus (10).
Sunday’s match will see us take part in a whole battle of defenses, as Juventus have just broken a defensive record at home in terms of goals conceded (they have not conceded in 9 of their last 15 games at the Allianz Stadium). As for Inter, there is no team in the league that has conceded fewer goals than the Nerazzurri (with 11, which is the same number as Napoli).
Beyond that, Inter is among the teams that have scored the most goals in the last hour and a half of the game: with 22 goals, a figure that they share with Atalanta, Lazio and Verona. In addition, it is also the team that has scored the most points from an unfavorable position on the scoreboard.
Inter’s last 10 league goals against Juventus have been scored by different players (including own goals).
With Sunday’s match, both teams will have met 178 times in the league. Of all of them, the Nerazzurri have emerged victorious in 47.
After drawing 1-1 in this year’s first leg, Juventus and Inter could draw both league games in the same season for the fourth time in history, just as they did in the 2001/02 seasons , 1994/95 and 1988/89.
Furthermore, after the Nerazzurri’s recent success in the Italian Super Cup, Simone Inzaghi’s men could achieve two consecutive victories against the Bianconeri in all competitions, something that has not been achieved since September 2016.
JUVENTUS HOME MATCHES
Inter have managed to defeat Juve on their own ground on a total of 15 occasions. If we make a quick review of the causes of these victories, we cannot overlook players of the quality of Ermanno Aebi, Giuseppe Meazza, Amedeo Amadei, Istvan Nyers, Luis Suárez, Sandro Mazzola, Ruben Sosa, Julio Cruz, Diego Milito. ..
Since he debuted in Serie A (2014/15), Marcelo Brozović He is the midfielder with the most touches (17,902), with the highest passing accuracy (12,685) and with the most success in passes in the rival field (7,377) and the third in making the most tackles (489) of his team.
Nicholas Barella He already has 9 assists this year. Only Domenico Berardi (with 11) from Sassuolo has surpassed him. Furthermore, there are only two Inter midfielders to achieve twice as many assists in a single edition of the Italian league. The last to achieve it were Dejan Stankovic (10 in 2006/07) and Antonio Candreva (10 in 2016/17).
Denzel Dumfries He is one of the four defenders to score and assist at least 4 goals so far this season in the framework of the 5 major European leagues. Also on the list are players like Theo Hernandez, Reece James and Jonathan Clauss.
The first goal of edin dzeko of the 97 goals he has already scored in Serie A came against Juventus, in the season he played for Roma (30/8/15), although his goal in the first leg this year was the third against the Bianconeri. The Bosnian has lost 6 times against Juventus, and there is no team against which he has lost more in Serie A.
Lautaro Martinez he has found the net against Juventus in 3 different competitions (Serie A, Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup), although all of them have taken place at the Meazza. The Argentine is the striker who has been replaced the least this season (on 19 occasions, out of 21 debuts).
Philip Caicedo He has scored against Juventus twice in the league under Simone Inzaghi, but at Lazio: two of them came in the 95th minute (12/7/2019 and 11/8/2020). Since 2004/05 (since Opta started collecting this statistical data), there is no player who has scored more goals in aggregate against Juventus (Sergio Pellissier and Juanito Gómez have also achieved it twice).
Ivan Perisic he could become the third Croatian player to reach the milestone of 200 Serie A appearances after Marcelo Brozovic (with 224 appearances) and Milan Badelj (with 210). The Nerazzurri full-back has faced the Bianconeri 10 times in the league but has only won once.
The next game of Samir Handanović in the league it will be his 359th for Inter, which places him as Inter’s seventh player with the most appearances, behind Tarcisio Burgnich (358).
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