A week after Juventus put one foot in the Coppa Italia final with a 2-1 away win at Inter Milan, they meet again for the second leg to decide who will met either Atalanta or Napoli in the final in May.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the man of the moment as his double ensured victory for the Serie A champions and the advantage to carry into the second leg encounter.
Since losing to Inter in the league, Juventus have really turned up the heat and a six-game win streak has elevated them to third on the Serie A table with 42 points.
Inter are in second place with 47 points but Andrea Pirlo’s side have played one game less.
Following this midweek cup clash, Inter welcome in-form Lazio to San Siro next Sunday, before playing out the Derby della Madonnina against Milan on the same stage the following weekend.
Who’s your money on? SportPesa Kenya’s blog gives you all the details you need to know heading into the midweek clash.
What time does Juventus vs Inter start?
The game kicks off on Tuesday night at 10:45pm Kenyan time at the Allianz Stadium.
Juventus vs Inter team news
Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will start as he continues to maintain his role in the domestic cups and Juventus will hope his back line will have Leonardo Bonucci who was slightly injured in the win over Fiorentina.
If he can’t be cleared to play, Pirlo still has Matthis De Ligt to start for the hosts.
Dejan Kulusevski has been electric up front alongside Ronaldo and is once again expected to get the nod ahead of Spanish forward Alvaro Morata.
Rodrigo Bentancur returns to the fold after missing out on the weekend action die to suspension but we will have to wait to see whether he will start or make an impact from the bench.
For the visitors, Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez are the key absentees having accumulated five yellow cards in the Cup.
Though they will be boosted by the return of talisman Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi, who both missed the first leg due to suspension.
Juventus vs Inter head to head
The home side have one over their opponents, having won 23 out of the 53 matches played between the two.
Inter on the other hand have only managed 12 wins with the remaining 18 games ending in a stalemate.
Juventus vs Inter current form
Antonio Conte’s Inter have lost one and drawn another in their last five matches. Aside from those points dropped, they have won the other three games.
Juventus have won all of the last 5 games they have played and come into the fixture full of confidence that they will make it into the final for yet another piece of silverware.
Juventus vs Inter prediction
Inter will definitely throw all they have from the get go as they seek to overturn the deficit and no doubt they will score.
Though Juventus are on an impressive run of form and have enough quality to outscore their opponents. And with the unstoppable Ronaldo on the pitch, the Turin giants are tipped to win and make it two in two against Inter.