Inter Milan vs Juventus: Coppa Italia 2020-21 Preview (First-Leg)

Scudetto rivals Inter Milan and Juventus take on each other again but this time in the Coppa Italia fixture at the semi-final stage.

The sides are set to face each other twice and one of them would play either Atalanta or Napoli in the finals. 

Both the teams are having a decent season but they are still far away from their best. All the Italian giants, AC Milan, Inter, and Juventus have all lost twice in the league but its the number of wins that differs their position in the league.

Inter Milan vs Juventus: Head-to-Head

Last 5 Meetings
Inter Milan Wins1
Juventus Wins2
Juventus edge Inter on H2H record in the last 5 meetings 

When we compare results on a head-to-head basis, the Old Lady are way ahead with 13 wins, losing only four, while eight have been drawn.

Before January 2021, the last time the Nerazzurri beat Juventus was in 2016 and their head-to-head justifies the stat.

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Inter Milan didn't have the best start to the new year with draws against Udinese, Roma, and also a  shocking loss to Sampdoria. However, they did beat their Milan rivals with Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic's face-off being the highlight for quite a while.

The Derby Della Madonnina came as a boon for out of favor midfielder Christian Eriksen who fired a spectacular free-kick in the dying minutes of the game.

While Inter Milan have not lost a single game in their last six games in all competitions, Andrea Pirlo's Juventus is not far away with actually more wins, and one more loss too.

However, since losing at San Siro, the Bianconeri have been unstoppable with triumphs over AC Milan, Udinese, Sassoon, Genoa, Bologna, Sampdoria, and Napoli.

Inter Milan vs Juventus Coppa Italia 1st Leg Team News

Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi are both sidelined due to respective suspensions after the quarter-finals clash. Danilo D'Ambrosio is injured, while the others are fit and in contention.

For Juventus, Paulo Dybala is still out. Matthijs De Ligt will start, replacing Giorgio Chiellini, while Rodrigo Bentancur is likely to feature as he is suspended for one game in the league.

Inter Milan vs Juventus Coppa Italia 1st Leg Prediction

The game is expected to be full of heat. Both sides would not want to give up on this trophy but consistent performances will be what it takes to make it to the final.

Both the teams will have enough stars on the pitch to turn the game in their favor but the hectic period has just begun for the sides and only the best would be capable to see it out.

Sportco predicts a draw between Inter Milan and Juventus.

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