Juventus have already shown their supremacy over Inter Milan, having scored five goals against Roberto Mancini’s side, in the last couple of matches in all competitions.
As the two teams go into the second leg of the Coppa Italia tie, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri would be looking to just scrape past the Inter Milan side at the San Siro. The 48-year-old is set to rest some of his main players in this match, but would be looking to his fringe players to give his side the edge in the second leg.
Allegri had talked up the importance of the bench players in the season’s campaigns, and is likely to field the likes of Alvaro Morata, Simone Zaza, Kwadwo Asamoah, Daniele Rugani, and Neto.
Meanwhile, Inter boss Roberto Mancini would be looking to try and overturn the big deficit in this tie. His Inter Milan side have slipped drastically in the Serie A title race, and the former Manchester City boss needs some hope at silverware to respond to the criticism hurled at him since the season restarted after the winter break.
Possible Starting XI (4-3-3): Handanovic; Telles, Jesus, D’Ambrosio, Nagatomo; Brozovic, Kondogbia, Melo; Ljajic, Jovetic, Eder.
Possible Starting XI: (4-4-2): Neto; Evra, Rugani, Barzagli, Lichsteiner; Asamoah, Khedira, Pogba, Cuadrado; Morata, Zaza.
- Juventus have scored eight goals in their three Coppa Italia matches this season.
- The Bianconeri are yet to concede a single goal in the competition so far this season.
- Inter Milan on the other hand, have conceded eight goals in their last five matches in all competitions.
- Inter Milan have failed to beat Juventus in their last nine matches in all competitions.
Inter Milan 0-0 Juventus
Juventus are already leading by three goals in this fixture from the first leg, and manager Max Allegri is expected to rest a few of his key players ahead of some crucial fixtures coming up in March. With Juve competing in the Serie A, the Champions League, and the Coppa Italia, it is imperative for the Bianconeri to rest their main players when a match like this comes along. Inter Milan on the other hand, would be looking to take advantage of this fact and cancel out the massive first leg lead. However, Allegri’s side have enough strength in their squad to negotiate their way through this match, and make it to the final of the Coppa Italia.
Odds (Paddy Power)
Inter Milan: 7/4