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Serie A

  • March 30, 2013
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: N. Rizzoli
  • • Attendance: 79341

Serie A Preview: Inter - Juventus

Andrea Stramaccioni's side ended its rivals' 49-game unbeaten run in November and it will be hoping to slow down Juve's title charge on Saturday.


Zanetti, Ranocchia, Chivu, Pereira
Gargano, Kovacic, Cambiasso


Palacio, Cassano

Barzagli, Marrone, Bonucci
L'stiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah
Giovinco, Quagliarella

In this second league installment of the Derby d'Italia, Inter will be aiming to once again spoil the Bianconeri party as Andrea Stramaccioni celebrates his year in charge of the Nerazzurri.

The young coach was appointed boss after Claudio Ranieri was dismissed following a 2-0 defeat to Saturday's visitors last March, and while a similar scoreline would not spell the end of Stramaccioni's tenure, it certainly would not ease the recent pressure.

The hosts haven't been in a great form of late but will be buoyed by the 4-1 victory over Tottenham in the Europa League second leg clash.

Inter is forced to make two changes from the side that lost 1-0 to Bologna after Juan Jesus picked up a suspension and Dejan Stankovic has continued injury problems.

Influential goalkeeper Samir Handanovic should return to the starting XI, while Antonio Cassano could partner with Rodrigo Palacio upfront. Fredy Guarin is still expected start despite missing his intended flight back from South America.

Meanwhile, Juventus will be hoping to at least maintain its nine-point gap at the top as time runs out for the rest of the chasing pack. Prevented from going 50 games unbeaten in November, the Old Lady will be determined to ensure its fierce rivals will not be celebrating this weekend.

A notable potential absentee for the visitors is Giorgio Chiellini, who may be rested as a precaution before Tuesday's big Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. Mirko Vucinic may also drop out of the starting XI and be replaced by top goalscorer Fabio Quagliarella.

  • Inter pulled off a shock result in the previous meeting between the two teams in November, winning 3-1 despite going behind to an Arturo Vidal strike inside the first minute, ending Juve's long unbeaten run of 49 games.
  • Andrea Stramaccioni's record for his first year in charge of Inter reads 29-15-10, giving him a 54 percent win rate.
  • The previous clash between the two teams at San Siro was back in October 2011, with Juventus running out 2-1 winners.
  • Juventus has only won one in its last five trips to San Siro. Goals from Mirko Vucinic and Claudio Marchisio were enough to give them the three points that day.
  • The Bianconeri could go 12 points clear at the top if they win on Saturday and Napoli lose to Torino.
  • Fabio Quagliarella, who is in contention to start on Saturday, has never scored against the Nerazzurri and in 13 appearances against them has won just once.

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