Can Cristiano Ronaldo keep his Serie A scoring run going against Inter?
He’s scored in a record-equalling 11 consecutive league games
Age doesn’t seem to be slowing Cristiano Ronaldo down – the Juventus superstar still continues to post incredible numbers.
His strike against SPAL last weekend saw him equal Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella’s record of scoring in 11 consecutive Serie A games.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner now has the chance to break the record and stand alone if he scores in Juventus’ next game. It’s a huge fixture too – the Old Lady face title rivals Inter Milan at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday.
We make the hosts 23/20 favourites – but will Ronaldo hit the back of the net yet again?
Ronaldo goalscoring odds
Ours odds suggest Ronaldo will find a way to score yet again – he’s 13/5 to score the opening goal or Evens to net anytime.
He’s also scored two goals in both his last two home league appearances. We go 9/2 for Ronaldo to score two or more goals, while it’s 7/4 that he nets in a Juventus win.
Before Juve’s shock 1-0 defeat to Lyon on Wednesday, Ronaldo had scored in nine consecutive games in all competitions – every other match he’d appeared in during 2020 so far.
He constantly gets into goalscoring positions and is a deadly finisher with either foot or his head.
Are Juventus too reliant on him?
However, Ronaldo’s form has been so good that Maurizio Sarri’s side are starting to look dependent on him. The 35-year-old was their only real threat in Champions League action in midweek.
With the likes of Paolo Dybala, Miralem Pjanic and Juan Cuadrado also on the pitch, the Serie A champions’ attacking play should have had much more variety.
Sarri could mix things up by bringing Aaron Ramsey back into the starting line-up. His other midfield options don’t have the Welshman’s ability to unsettle defences by getting into goalscoring positions. Ramsey’s presence would help Ronaldo to find space in the box too.
Even if Juventus are at their best, Inter will be very hard to break down. Antonio Conte’s side are always well-drilled. And the Nerazzurri currently have the best defensive record in Serie A with just 22 goals conceded.
But Juventus know that when you need someone to step up in the key moments, there are very few players as reliable as their number seven.
With history in his sights, Ronaldo will be determined to get on the scoresheet.
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