Inter Milan v Juventus Tips: Bet on Lukaku to get booked in Serie A clash
My last football tip for BettingOdds.com this weekend comes via the Derby d’Italia as Inter Milan welcome Juventus on Sunday evening, as I look to continue my good form from Friday where I managed to successfully tip up two card bets in the Rome derby.
The Nerazzurri currently sit in second place, with a game in hand, four points ahead of defending champions Juve.
The visitors will be looking to win their seventh game on the spin but will be without COVID cases Alex Sandro, Matthijis de Ligt and Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala also misses out with an injury. This means that Alvaro Morata and Giorgio Chiellini look set to return to the starting XI. With no fresh injury concerns to contend with, Antonio Conte could name an unchanged side.
The home side are 13/10 favourites here with Juventus a 19/10 chance. Kick off is at 19:45 on Sunday night and if you're having a bet on the game you can watch it via Bet365 who I'm putting this tip with.
- A big price for an outfield player who is half the odds with other bookmakers and has picked up three bookings this season against the top sides.
Keepers are the only players that are usually this long for a booking in Serie A. So when I saw Romelu Lukaku’s price I was keen to find any excuse I could to back it, the first of which is the fact that the same bet is as short as 7/2 with Paddy Power.
Belgium’s player of the year has three cards in 13 Serie A starts, all of which came against the sides currently occupying the top seven places (Lazio, Napoli and Roma). In fact, in the four games he has started against those traditionally bigger clubs, he has only avoided a card in one- vs AC Milan- averaging two fouls per game. He was also carded in extra time of Inter’s midweek Coppa Italia game, despite coming off the bench, and has had his name taken once in the UCL meaning he has accumulated five cards for Inter this season.
Lukaku will likely be opposing Chiellini tomorrow and the veteran defender has drawn four fouls in his two Serie A starts this campaign and could use his nous to rile Inter’s talisman.