In the 23rd tour of the Italian Serie A Inter will host Milan. The game will be held at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on February 9. This match without a shadow of a doubt can be called the central match of the weekend not only in Italy but also in Europe. It’s a pity that the Derby della Madonnina title is not at stake, but another meeting of the countrymen may affect both Inter’s fight against Juventus for scudetto and Milan’s hopes to return to Europe.
Inter vs Milan Match Preview
If we evaluate the cadre situation, the favourite of the match Inter is in a more critical condition here. The disqualifications of Lautaro Martinez and Alessandro Bastoni as well as injuries of Roberto Gagliardini and Borja Valero limit the resources of Antonio Conte, but the main problem is the pinky injury of goalkeeper and captain of Nerazzurri Samir Handanovic.
On the positive side, all three January newcomers to Inter, Christian Eriksen, Ashley Young and Victor Moses are in the ranks, and at least two of them are expected in the starting lineup. Marcelo Brozovic is back in line, so the middle line of I Nerazzurri will look rather formidable.
In the last round the unsuccessful Inter series was interrupted – they beat Udinese with a score of 2:0 and kept the handicap of three points from the leader, which can be played in the upcoming round.
Possible starting lineup: Padelli; Godin, de Vrij, Skriniar; Candreva, Barella, Brozovic, Eriksen, Young; Lukaku, Sanchez
Milan gave an unobtrusive start and has been recovering for a long time, only recently Stefano Pioli managed to stabilize the situation slightly. Currently, Rossoneri ranks ninth in the standings with 32 points – only one point separates them from the Europa League zone, while the fourth Atalanta is seven points away.
In the last round of the league, Verona had a serious resistance and defended the draw 1-1, which interrupted the series of Milan of three wins in a row.
One of the “highlights” of the confrontation will be the figure Zlatan Ibrahimoviс, who managed to play for both clubs from the capital of Lombardy, took part in four Derby della Madonnina in different tournaments and scored four goals in them. Zlatan the Almighty has repeatedly said that he feels truly “at home” in Milan (meaning the club, not the city), which is what he will try to show the red and black half of the city.
Possible starting lineup: Donnarumma, Calabria, Kjær, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Castillejo, Kessie, Bennacer, Calhanoglu; Ibrahimovic, Leao
Betting Tips Statistic
- The Inter non-losing streak in the league consists of 15 matches
- Milan lost only 1 match of the last 10 in Series A
- Inter beats Milan in the last three games of all tournaments
- In the first round the Inter was also stronger – 2:0
- Totally in various tournaments the teams played 190 matches: 71 wins by Inter, 60 by Milan, 59 draws
- In Serie A Inter, Milan was accepted 87 times: 33 victories, 24 defeats, 30 draws
Inter vs AC Milan Predictions
Inter in the last tour won the long-awaited victory, which ended the unsuccessful series of teams of three games, but more importantly, kept Nerazzurri second place. Obviously, in this situation the Conte team will not be satisfied with any result other than a victory, but the absence of Lautaro Martinez, on account of which 11 goals in Serie A, will seriously weaken the attacking line of Inter.
Milan is gradually overcoming the crisis, but Rossoneri’s game is still far from perfect – for sure, they will close in defense and try to make life as difficult as possible for the opponent, Pioli team can hardly count on winning in its current state.
We recommend make a bet on Total Over 2.5.
Inter will win 1:0.