If the lads weren’t fired up for the round of 16 Coppa Italia match against Genoa, they have no reason not to be for this one. Nothing beats a Derby D’Italia. We come in a bit undermanned but the saying ‘Fino alla Fine’ comes tried and true for games like these. Let’s take a look at how I think the team will do.
Szczesny 5.5 - this game will have a few goals. Juve’s seemingly leaky defence will not help our number 1. Look for the Pole to allow a stinker.
Danilo 6 - rightfully starting. Never thought I’d say it. He’s shining in Pirlo’s XI. He will be the most defensively solid defender out of the 3 centre backs.
Bonucci 4.5 - I don’t have high hopes for Leo against Inter. I see Lukaku having a field day against the Italian without De Ligt to help out.
Chiellini 5 - will look slow and off the pace in such a massive and intense game. A cup game against Genoa B shouldn’t make you start against one of the best in Italy.
Chiesa 6.5 - will have the most energy out of any juve player. This could go well or poorly. I’m going well. He will create the most chances on the team.
Rabiot 5.5 - when will we see this guy have some consistency? He will put in a shift against Inter but will be rather anonymous throughout the encounter. If he, Ramsey and Bentancur win the midfield, I like Juve’s chances
Bentancur 5.5 - much like Rabiot, he will put in a rather anonymous shift. He will frustrate the fan base with some of his decisions but we are used to this.
Frabotta 5.5 - quite remarkable that Frabotta gets the start against Milan, Sassuolo and Inter. Obviously it’s due to injury and illness however, don’t expect much as Hakimi will be a problem for young Gianluca all night.
Ramsey 6 - Ramsey will be buzzing around the pitch trying to make stuff happen. Look for him to be an offensive catalyst and get an asisst
Morata 6 - look for Alvarito to have a good game. He is a big game player and he will score for the bianconeri against rivals Inter
Ronaldo 6.5 - although he won’t hit the score sheet he will be definitely up for the game. Ronaldo loves the biggest stage and look for him to demand the ball
Pirlo 6 - his style of play is starting to show more and more throughout the matches. With a fairly light squad, he is setting up with defensive minded players.
Inter 2-1 Juventus