Inter versus Juventus
Fair enough to say, its a title match
Two immensely talented and successful managers have returned to their familiar background and will be pitted against each other once again in their familiar background. Both managers have had a similar journey in terms of landscape – successful in Italy, go to England and come back. While Conte went from Juventus to Italy, from Itally to Chelsea – won the league once in two years -, took a sabbatical and returned to Italy with Inter, Sarri went from Napoli to Chelsea – won the Europa league in his one year -, and returned to Juventus, where Conte was successful before leaving for Chelsea.
Both managers come with different personalities – one is smart, composed and elegant, the other is edgy and uncertain. Conte adapts to the new scene while Sarri sticks to his philosophy – ‘Sarriball’ – and rarely adopts. It worked at Napoli because of the huge room for improvement, but failed at Chelsea because of his failure to adopt. Conte adopted to Chelsea and England, won the league in his first year, and due to lack of support from the management and no new reinforcements, failed in the second. But its his nature to adopt that set him Chelsea ablaze from his first match, and they were just front runners throughout the season, while Sarri. Started great but fell with a thud.
On their return to Italy, while Conte has adopted to Inter’s resources and requirement significantly, and taken them on an unbeaten run again. Sarri took the best team in Italy – a team that rarely loses in the beginning – and has put them already behind Inter in the league title even though he got lucky with a last-minute win against Napoli.
On the managerial level, the tide favours Conte and Inter, but with the best players in Italy at his disposal, one should expect Sarri to go for the win. However, with a tactician like Conte, Inter should be easily nullify the attacking prowess of Juventus.
Inter double chance at 1.45