#InterStats Preview – Inter vs Juventus: The Race For The Champions League Continues
Juventus visit the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza as champions having wrapped up the title last weekend against Fiorentina. The Nerazzurri on the other hand have everything to play for a spot in next season’s Champions League, is not entirely secure with 5 games left.
Traditionally, derbies are all about pride and bragging rights. However the Nerazzurri will be hoping to keep up with the tradition as well as clinching the 3rd spot.
Inter are win-less in their last 3 home games, and have lost 3 of the last 4 derby d’Italia clashes. The Nerazzurri have scored just 2 goals in their last 4 matches against Juventus. Club top scorer, Mauro Icardi (10 goals), has scored 8 goals against Juventus, 5 for the Nerazzurri, but has scored just once in his last 4 matches against Juventus. Surprisingly, Danilo D’Ambrosio is the club leading assist provider with 5 assists this season.
The Bianconeri have scored in 32 of 33 games this season in the Serie A. They are the highest scoring team in the division with 67 goals, with Ronaldo as their leading marksman on 19 goals. The most in-form striker in their team is Moise Kean – 4 goals in 5 games.
The Nerazzurri have conceded the fewest goals at home (8). They have the second best defence overall in the Serie A having conceeded only 27 goals. Inter have not allowed more than 1 goal at home since their 2-2 draw against Torino in late August 2018. Samir Handanovic has kept the most clean sheets in the league with 15.
Juventus are the best defensive side in the league with 23 goals conceded and have conceded more goals (5) in their last 4 away games than they did in the previous 9 games.
Moving the ball:
Inter are the team with the most possession in the league with 56.8% and a pass accuracy of 86%. Brozovic has an amazing 75.2 pass completion per game average to be compared to Pjanic’s 60.8.
The Old Lady has a 55% average possession and 86.3% pass accuracy.
Whoscored rating leaders:
Kwadwo Asamoah impressive displays in the last game fires him into top 3 rankings for the first time. The new top rated Inter players are Brozovic (7.07), Perisic (7.01) and Asamoah (6.97).
While for the Bianconeri they are; Ronaldo (7.75), Mandzukic (7.35) and Cancelo (7.31).
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