The originally-scheduled Juventus vs. Inter Milan match for Sunday has been postponed until May 13 due to coronavirus concerns.
Juventus vs. Inter Milan
- When: Wednesday, May 13, time to be announced
- Where: Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy
- Streaming Service: ESPN+
Juventus vs. Inter Milan: Why it was postponed
Concerns about coronavirus in Italy initially led Serie A officials to announce five matches, including the consequential Inter Milan vs. Juventus match, would be played behind closed doors. But on Saturday, the league decided it would move the matches to May 13. That means a pivotal match in the Serie A race, as the table stands right now, could be especially crucial provided both teams keep winning.
Juventus has been on track for a ninth straight Serie A title all season, but it’s also stayed competitive deep into the season. In fact, Lazio, allowed to play its match with Bologna on Saturday, won 2-0 and is now in the Serie A lead with 62 points to Juve’s 60. Inter Milan, meanwhile, is only six points off Juve’s pace.
For fans looking for soccer in that time window on Sunday, there is an El Clásico match in Madrid, starting at 3pm ET, with the La Liga title between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the balance.
ESPN+: The home for Serie A matches
All Serie A matches are carried on ESPN+, providing an easy way for American fans to stream Serie A matches.
- Cost: $4.99 per month or $49.99 for 12 months (after 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku players and TV, Oculus Go, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung smart TVs, and iOS and Android devices
ESPN+ is a subscription service that extends ESPN’s existing website and app, and it’s essential for soccer fans in particular, carrying Serie A+, MLS, USL, and FA Cup matches. It encompasses other sporting events as well, including 20 exclusive UFC Fight Night events per year, 180 NHL games, at least one MLB game a day for every day of the season, and a cornucopia of college sports.
ESPN+ also features the network’s sports talk programming, and it features original series starting with the entire 30 for 30 catalog ESPN made its name on. It also unlocks more content and fewer ads on the ESPN site.
Juventus vs. Inter Milan: Recent form, summary of last match, odds, upcoming fixtures
Juventus (last five Serie A matches: LWLWW) beat Brescia 2-1 last week for its third win in its last four league matches. Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Ramsey scored goals in the win. It also weathered a successful PK to stave off a would-be comeback. But in Wednesday’s Champions League match, Juve couldn’t put a single shot on frame and now hosts the second leg down 1-0.
Inter Milan (last five Serie A matches: DDWWL) lost to Lazio two weeks ago and then saw its match against Sampdoria postponed due to coronavirus concerns. However, the team was able to get in its matches against Ludogorets in the Europa League knockout stage. It will now advance in a tournament that has lost a number of favorites in the past few days.
According to the DraftKings Sportsbook oddsmakers (as of Feb. 28):
- Juventus, +120 (wager $100 to win $120)
- Inter Milan, +235 (wager $100 to win $235)
- Draw, +220 (wager $100 to win $220)
Juventus, Wednesday, March 4 vs. AC Milan (Coppa Italia); Sunday, March 8 at Bologna (Serie A)
Inter Milan, Thursday, March 5 at Napoli (Coppa Italia); Sunday, March 8 vs. Sassuolo (Serie A)
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