Juventus vs Inter by Enzo
In the last league game they played, Juventus walked away with a comfortable 3:1 victory on the road against Cagliari. They were superior side from the first minute, taking a double lead already after fifteen minutes as Vela opened the scoreline in third minute and Vidal added second in 15th minute.
Everything was decided with third goal from Llorente in 50th minute, while the hosts only managed to reduce the deficit fifteen minutes later with a goal from Rossettini. Apart from that, they also played a Super Cup finals game against Napoli few days later, which they lost a bit surprisingly after penalty shot out. However, overall impression was that the players deserved a victory during the regular time, but also during the extra time played. Anyhow, they are now getting back to league duties, still being three points ahead of Roma and with a sure goal here to take all three points. Martin Caceres is back and available in defence, while Leonardo Bonucci served a one-match suspension. Left midfielder Kwawdo Asamoah (7/0) and midfielder Romulo (2/0) already represent long term absentees.
Even though they were losing with a 2:0 score at the halftime, Inter had a real chance of winning over Lazio at home finally reaching 2:2 result. Anderson struck them twice in the first halftime with the first goal being scored in second minute.
Since then, Inter was a better side on the field and were more and more concrete and better as the time progressed. Finally, they were very dominant in the repetition, having equalized with goals from Kovacic and Palacio, but also missing some chance for three points in last ten minutes. With this draw they continued with unimpressive record so far, having only one victory in last seven matches played in Italian league. Inter signed Lukas Podolski during last week, but the striker surely won't start here. They will probably be fielded up in a 4-3-1-2 formation, with Kovacic supporting Icardi and Palacio upfront.
Juventus might have lost the Super Cup finale game, but they didn't look bad at all, being much more organized side. Inter did improve a bit in the offense and could score here, but their defensive lineup is much weaker part of the side and nowhere to be trusted. Hosts should get easier victory than the bookies are expecting.