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  • October 29, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano
  • Referee: N. Rizzoli
  • • Attendance: 75000
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Serie A Preview: Inter v Juventus

Serie A Preview: Inter v Juventus

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The league leaders will make the short trek to San Siro to renew hostilities with the Nerazzurri in the Derby d’Italia on Saturday


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
INTER

Castellazzi
Maicon, Lucio, Chivu, Nagatomo
Zanetti, Cambiasso, Stankovic
Sneijder
Pazzini, Zarate
JUVENTUS

Storari
Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
Vidal, Pirlo,
Marchisio
Pepe, Vucinic
Matri

Inter coach Claudio Ranieri will be without the services of first-choice goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who suffered a thigh strain in the 1-1 draw with Atalanta on Wednesday. Defenders Andrea Ranocchia and Walter Samuel are ruled out of the crunch clash due to muscle problems, while Diego Forlan is still nursing a leg injury. Thiago Motta picked up a muscle injury and will also miss the match.

Juventus boss Antonio Conte will also be missing No. 1 as Gianluigi Buffon is still out with a shoulder injury he picked up in training last week. Emanuele Giaccherini is nearing a return but won't be back in time to face Inter, while Milos Krasic was left out against Fiorentina on Tuesday for tactical reasons and could suffer the same fate against the Nerazzurri at the weekend.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Inter have two wins in their last five games (W2 D1 L2) and have conceded seven goals during that span.
  • The Nerazzurri have only picked up one Serie A victory at home this season.
  • The San Siro side's last league victory over Juve came on April 16, 2010.
  • Juventus are undefeated on their road travels this term (W1 D2) but have only scored two goals during that stretch.
  • Antonio Conte's men have failed to score in only one of their first eight Serie A encounters.
  • The Turin outfit have lost only once in their past four league matches against Inter (W2 D1 L1).

Players to watch

W. Sneijder

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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The Nerazzurri look like a completely different side when the Netherlands international is healthy and he will need to be at his creative best if the San Siro giants hope to upend the league leaders on Saturday.

A. Pirlo

Position: Midfielder

Games: 7

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The Italy international has been sensational in the early part of the 2011-12 campaign and has been one of the steals of the summer. The veteran has pulled the strings in midfield and will be eager to defeat his old rivals at the weekend.

Editor's Prediction

The form book counts for nothing when these two bitter rivals meet. Inter will be hoping to hand Juve their first loss of the season but the Old Lady will end up piling more misery on the hosts.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Internazionale

Juventus

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

FC Internazionale Milano INT
FC Internazionale Milano Internazionale
Draw
Juventus FC JUV
Juventus FC Juventus
60%
36%

Top 3 Predictions

FC Internazionale Milano INT
9 - 0
Juventus FC JUV
FC Internazionale Milano INT
2 - 1
Juventus FC JUV
FC Internazionale Milano INT
0 - 2
Juventus FC JUV

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