Kick-off: 1230, 24/07/2019
Stadium: Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre
TV: Premier Sports
The last two managers of Chelsea will go head-to-head when Juventus take on Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup in Nanjing, China.
Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte both tasted defeat in their opening fixtures at this tournament, so each may settle for a share of the spoils here.
Two of the last four Serie A encounters between these Italian giants have ended in stalemate and 5/2 for another draw is our initial Juventus vs Inter Milan prediction.
A Look At Juventus’ Betting Odds
Juventus will probably have taken more positives from their 3-2 loss to Tottenham at the National Stadium in Singapore.
Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo hit the target after Erik Lamela had put Spurs ahead.
However, Lucas Moura levelled things up and then Harry Kane settled the issue with a spectacular strike from near the halfway line in stoppage time.
“It was a difficult match,” said Sarri. “Tottenham were quicker and more rapid, but this is natural because they are two weeks closer to the start of the season, so they’re in a more ready position.”
This should be a more even contest, as both sides prepare for a domestic campaign which does not begin until towards the end of next month.
Looking at the Juventus vs Inter Milan odds, we reckon 18/5 for a score draw is a tempting price.
A Look At Inter Milan’s Betting Odds
Conte has spent many of his early days as Inter manager discussing the pursuit of Romelu Lukaku, so coming up against Manchester United over the weekend was an awkward coincidence.
Lukaku was missing as United secured a deserved 1-0 success thanks to Mason Greenwood’s 76th-minute strike, with the Red Devils also hitting the woodwork twice.
Danilo D’Ambrosio and Ivan Perisic went closest for Inter, but the Nerazzurri can be forgiven for that defeat against another English team much further on in terms of fitness and match sharpness.
Inter can be expected to improve for the outing, as Conte continues to develop a three-man defence after bringing in Diego Godin to feature alongside highly-rated duo Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij.
Skriniar told Inter TV: “Diego will be a massive help to us and there aren’t any problems in terms of language, we understand each other perfectly well.”
Looking ahead to this game, he added: “Us defenders must stay fully alert and focused. Playing against Cristiano Ronaldo is never easy, he’s one of the best in the world. The entire team must work well.”
Ronaldo grabbed the equaliser when these teams drew 1-1 at the San Siro in late April and 13/2 for a repeat of that scoreline is added to our Juventus vs Inter Milan betting tips.
JUVENTUS 2-3 Tottenham – Higuain, Ronaldo
Man Utd 1-0 INTER MILAN
Head-to-head: Inter 1-1 Juventus, Juventus 1-0 Inter, Inter 2-3 Juventus, Juventus 0-0 Inter
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