Inter vs AC Milan Match Preview & Prediction
Inter vs AC Milan Match Preview & Prediction, Team News, Stats, Head to Head
It’s Derby day as Internazionale and AC Milan do battle in a derby showdown on Sunday at the San Siro.
Inter are unbeaten in the last 4 derbies winning the most recent meeting 2-0 earlier in the season. The last five meetings between the two teams reads Inter 4 wins to the solitary victory for Milan. For Inter, while they can be disappointed not to take advantage of their time at the summit, Manager Antonio Conte will surely feel content that they remain within three points of top spot with a game in hand and this represents a huge opportunity to go level on points with Juventus after the Bianconeri lost away to Verona in Saturday’s late game.
The defeat for Juventus at Verona highlighted that Sarri’s team were also susceptible to pressure, a development which perhaps made inter’s 2-0 over Udinese last weekend all the more important which saw inter end a run of three successive 1-1 draws ahead of a run of games which sees them face Milan, Lazio and Juve.
After adding the likes of Ashley Young, Christian Eriksen and Victor Moses to his group, Antonio Conte must be quietly confident of being able to take on the challenges ahead as the season goes into its decisive phase.
With Lautaro Martinez serving a suspension, Chilean, Alexis Sanchez is in line to start alongside former Manchester United teammate Lukaku in attack. Goalkeeper Daniele Padelli will continue in goal for Inter due to the finger Injury sustained by first choice Samir Handanovic.
Predicted Inter Milan XI: Padelli; Godin, De Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Barella, Brozovic, Eriksen, Young; Sanchez, Lukaku
Milan on the other hand are experiencing a resurgence of sorts, with 5 wins and 2 draws from their last 7 games coupled with the superstar signing of Zlatan Ibrahimović, there seems to be a genuine sense of excitement around the camp.
In fact, there’s something to be said about Inter not being clear favorites in this one. The Swede has made an impact both on and off the pitch inspiring the players and seeing the team become more of an offensive force of late. Milan will also be seeking a first league win over their neighbors since 2016 and no better time to get one now that confidence is high among the players.
Milan boss Piolo is also expected to hand a starting birth to star man Zlatan Ibrahimović after the big Swede missed out last week due to illness. Ismael Bennacer is also expected to feature in the first XI after completing a ban.
Predicted AC Milan XI: Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Castillejo, Kessie, Bennacer, Calhanoglu; Leao, Ibrahimovic
Inter vs AC Milan Match Predictions
- Inter Double Chance
- Both Teams Score
- Over 0.5 First Half Goal
- Over 1.5 Match Goals
- Lukaku/Ibrahimović To Score Anytime
- Over 1.5 Booking Points (Each Team)
- Over 0.5 Shot on Target Rebic/Calhanoglu