Inter’s surge up the table since the beginning of 2011 has been something of a phenomenon. Last weekend’s win against Roma only furthered the belief that Inter do indeed have what it takes to claw back towards their crosstown cousins.
However, with all that said, this is probably the most important week in Inter’s Serie A season. The weekend sees them play their old foe Juventus, and during the mid-week they go down to Florence to play Fiorentina in their make-up game.
Two good results would see them move to within at least two points of Milan, and with a bit of luck even closer. A poor result, however, will knock the wind out of them a little bit.
Thus it seems only fitting that Inter have to get past their traditional rival in Juventus in one of their most important weeks of the season.
A game of this intensity and emotion usually sees form go right out of the window. Thus, I would not look too much at Inter’s and Juve’s contrasting fortunes as of late. I would be very surprised if one team completely steamrolls the other.
Let us go over some of the key individual battles that might come up during the game