Coppa Italia Final Brings Another Derby d’Italia
Juventus will defend their Coppa Italia title Wednesday as they face a formidable Inter Milan team in the final. This won’t even be the first Derby d’Italia in a cup final this season, as Alexis Sanchez’s extra-time winner powered Inter past Juve in the Supercoppa Italiana final in January. It so happens that Simone Inzaghi’s Inter are favorites for this cup final, too. All the important factors bettors should take into account are examined in this Juventus vs Inter Milan betting preview.
Coppa Italia Final: Juventus vs Inter Milan Game Info:
- Location: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
- Date & Time: Wednesday May 11th, 3:00 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS Sports Network, Paramount+, Fubo.tv
Last Five Meetings:
- Apr 2022: Juventus 0-1 Inter
- Jan 2022: Inter 2-1 Juventus*
- Oct 2021: Inter 1-1 Juventus
- May 2021: Juventus 3-2 Inter
- Feb 2021: Juventus 0-0 Inter
Juventus were undefeated in the Derby d’Italia in seven meetings (2017-2020), but it’s Inter Milan who have been a better recent pick. Inter have won the last two matches between these sides, and loss just once in the last five
The Coppa Italia final could be a close one, if we’re to believe recent history. The last five matches between Inter and Juve have all been decided by one goal, or ended tied.
*Supercoppa Italiana – Neutral Site
Allegri, Juve Hungry for Trophies
- Form (All Competitions): L,W,W,W,D
- Injuries and Suspensions: D Luca Pellegrini (Ankle), M Manuel Locatelli (MCL), F Kaio Jorge (Patella), Weston McKennie (Foot), Federico Chiesa (ACL)
Defending Coppa Italia winners Juventus are looking for their first piece of silverware in Massimiliano Allegri’s second tenure. After a rough start to the season, Juve have played much better in recent months, with a recently- secured Champions League berth. They suffered a recent setback that ended a winning streak at three.
Juve fell, 2-1, in a surprise to relegation-threatened Genoa in Serie A. Genoa’s Albert Gudmundsson cancelled out Paulo Dybala’s early goal late in the second half, and captain Domenico Criscito netted the winning penalty for the home side. Allegri’s side, weakened by the injury bug, tries to regroup before the midweek Coppa Italia final.
It is important to note in this Juventus vs Inter Milan betting preview that the Bianconeri are unbeaten in two previous Coppa Italia finals vs Inter Milan. Although, the only meetings were all the way back in 1959 and 1965.
Inter in Running for Domestic Treble
- Form (All Competitions): W,W,L,W,W
- Injuries and Suspensions: D Alessandro Bastoni (Calf)
Inter Milan are still in contention for two more trophies this season to add to their Supercoppa Italiana win. The defending Serie A champions are in the thick of a title scrap with rivals AC Milan, earning a big comeback win last Friday to help their cause. Nerazzurri trailed, 2-0, to Empoli in Serie A, but netted four unanswered goals to come away with three points, which were huge.
Striker Lautaro Martinez scored a brace for Inter, and has been excellent in recent games. The Argentinian has six goals in his last five games, and will be looking to add to his tall. As an intriguing Serie A betting tip, Inter are undefeated this season when Martinez has found the back of the net.
Unlike Juventus, Inter are mostly healthy. Only center back Alessandro Bastoni is a question for Wednesday’s match. Standouts like Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij are available, so his absence wouldn’t sting. Regardless, Inter and first year coach Simone Inzaghi will be motivated to keep their domestic treble chances alive.
What to Watch For
Any Juventus vs Inter Milan betting preview would be incomplete without mentioning the nature of the rivalry. The two biggest clubs in Italy, so the Derby d’Italia is Italy’s biggest match. Despite the fact it’s the second cup final meeting this season, it’s been a rare occurrence, historically. So, this is one of the biggest matches in the Italian soccer season.
Given the recent form, history and the fact they’re healthier than Juve, Inter are favorites coming into the match. Juventus may need January addition Dusan Vlahovic to be their game changer, but the Serbian striker, who snubbed Arsenal for Juve, has tailed off in recent weeks. Scoring just three goals in his last 12 appearances, but he joined Juve for moments like this. It remains to be seen if the dynamic Vlahovic can rise to the occasion.
As the Supercoppa Italiana between these two finished in a stalemate-before Inter’s extra time winner-wagering on a draw may be tempting, given its longer odds. In fact, three of the last five meetings have finished in 90-minute draws. We wouldn’t mind another extra time thriller here.Follow us on Twitter