Inter Milan vs AC Milan
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 21 October 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milan).
It’s another edition of the famous Derby della Madonnina as bitter cross-town rivals Inter and AC Milan lock horns at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday evening.
Both teams come into this game in improved form, but the Nerazzurri are much higher ranked in the table thanks to having won four on the trot and sit in third spot, whilst Milan are in tenth, despite being unbeaten in their last five games.
Inter Milan face a very tough test against Barcelona in the Champions League, which is going to be a double header as they face the Blaugrana both home and away. So far, Luciano Spalletti’s men have picked up six points from six after beating both Ajax and Tottenham and so are joint-top of their group.
AC Milan, meanwhile, also have done solidly in their Europa League campaign and are unbeaten in their last seven across all comps whilst their cross-town rivals have won six in a row after a rough start to the season.
Despite sitting in tenth, Milan are just outside touching distance of the top four due to how congested things are in the table, so a win for them would launch them back into the European spots. Furthermore, their lower standing is also due to the fact that they had their first game cancelled due to the Ponte Morandi collapse earlier this seaseon.
A derby win, of course would be the perfect launching point for Gennaro Gatusso’s side ahead of a busy week for the Diavolo, which sees them in Europa League action, but can they topple an Inter side who have been growing in confidence and momentum over the past few rounds?
Inter Milan vs AC Milan: Head-to-head statistics
Inter is unbeaten in the last four Serie A clashes between the Milan sides, 1 win and 2 draws.
Their last meeting was at AC Milan’s home that ended goal-less, the three games prior to that saw over 2.5 goals with both teams scoring.
AC Milan is chasing the first away win against Inter since 2010, drew and lost 4 each since.
Inter Milan vs AC Milan: Prediction
Only Juventus have lost fewer league games than Milan, and although the Rossoneri sit in tenth, they have played fewer games than other sides after having a match cancelled. It’s set to be a very interesting battle between Argentinians Mauro Icardi and Gonzalo Higuain.
Icardi has consistently scored against the Rossoneri, with four goals from his last three games versus Milan and Higuain has been directly involved in five goals for his new side (four goals and one assist) since moving to Milan from Juventus this summer.
This could play out as a draw as six of the last ten meetings have finished as such, including three of the most recent four, and with both teams in European action this week – especially with Internazionale facing Barcelona the Nerazzurri may not want to give too much away.
Inter Milan vs AC Milan: Betting tips
BTTS – YES at 1.67 (2/3)
DRAW at 3.30 (23/10).