The odds appear to be stacked against Inter for tonight’s Derby d’Italia at Juventus with the hosts on a seemingly relentless march towards an eighth successive Serie A title.
Juventus have opened an eight-point lead at the top and dropped only two points in their first 14 games.
Inter Milan were seen as possible challengers to Juve’s dominance at the start of the season but, despite at one point winning seven games in a row, have paid dearly for their inconsistency and are 11 points behind in third.
Manager Massimiliano Allegri has doubts over Rodrigo Bentancur, who is struggling with a back problem, but fellow midfielder Emre Can could feature for Juventus after returning to fitness.
“He’s fine and is in good spirits. I’m not excluding the possibility he could even play a part in the match,” Allegri said.
Luciano Spalletti, meanwhile, confirmed that Dalbert and Radja Nainggolan remain sidelined with injury.
On Inter’s chances in Turin, Spalletti said: “I have more belief because I think that the team are improving and showing the right attitude in games. We’ve had some good games of late, we’re an excellent side.
“There’s a significant gap in the table, it will be difficult to make it up. This is the bad news. The good news is that the chance of closing the deficit is on us and we’ll play to do so.
“The team is what can always rescue you. A team’s strength can take you far and we’re a strong team.”
What time does Juventus vs Inter kick-off?
The Serie A clash gets underway at 7.30pm GMT.
What TV channel is Juventus vs Inter on?
Unfortunately, there will be no live television coverage of the game in the UK.
Fans will need an Eleven Sports subscription in order to watch the match, which can be streamed through their app and on their website.
Can I stream Juventus vs Inter for free?
Yes, selected UK betting sites will showing live streams of the game through their platforms.
Juventus vs Inter latest odds
Betfair’s Jasmine Baba said: “Juventus are overwhelming 4/7 favourites at home in the Derby d’Italia against Inter Milan who are 6/1 with the draw at 29/10.
“It’s difficult to see anything other than a home win as Juve are unbeaten and have an eight point gap at the top of Serie A.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is the joint-leading league goalscorer and is the favourite to score first at 16/5. We’ve boosted him to score two or more from 5/1 to 6/1, while Mario Mandzukic to score is now 2/1 from 7/4.
“With The Old Lady only conceding eight goals so far this season, we’ve got them to win 2-0 at 13/2 from 11/2.”