Inter Milan’s Serie A lead has dwindled in recent weeks as their poor league form, combined with the efforts of the chasing pack, has seen them drop to third place.
They still remain favorites to retain the league title they won last year, however. What their focus will be on tomorrow is the Coppa Italia final they narrowly missed out on last season when they lost to Juventus in the semifinal.
Standing between them and a place in the final is AC Milan, their oldest and fiercest rivals who would be delighted to advance at Inter’s expense.
The AC Milan players were visibly upset with Hakan Çalhanoğlu after his goal and social media comments in November. Expect the Turkish midfielder to come in for some rough treatment from his former teammates and for the Inter Milan players to stand up for him. This already feisty fixture is about to get even feistier.
We’ve analyzed the team news, H2H and form guide to predict which of these two great rivals will book a place in the final
AC Milan Vs Inter Milan Head-to-Head
Their record reflects how close the rivalry between these two Italian giants is. In 59 games, AC Milan have won 24 games while Inter have won 23 games. Both sides have split the points 12 times in that period.
In their last 10 H2H games, the away side has dominated this fixture. In that period AC Milan have won two games to Inter’s six victories. Both sides have also drawn twice in that period.
In the Coppa Italia, Inter won 2-1 when both sides met last January.
In AC Milan’s last five games, they have drawn twice and won three games.
(Form guide: D-D-W-W-D)
In Inter’s last five games, their form has been woeful with two draws, two losses and a solitary win.
(Form guide: D-L-D-L-W)
AC Milan Vs Inter Milan Team News
Zlatan Ibrahimović and Danish skipper, Simon Kjaer are both injured and will miss the Derby. The rest of the AC Milan squad is fit and ready to play, barring any late changes.
Inter’s Argentine forward, Joaquin Correa, is injured and unlikely to play tomorrow. To Head Coach Simone Inzaghi’s relief, the rest of the Inter Milan squad is fit, however.
AC Milan Vs Inter Milan Prediction
The Derby della Madonnina is one of the biggest rivalries in world football and with both sides vying for the biggest prizes again, this promises to be a cracker.
Inter have dominated the H2H matchup recently but their form in recent games has been abysmal. AC Milan won the last game despite not playing well and will be hoping to pull off a similar result here by soaking up the pressure and counter attacking quickly.
Olivier Giroud will be instrumental in this game, with his penalty box and aerial prowess as well as his sterling hold-up play. Lautaro Martinez will also be instrumental for Inter, albeit in a different way. His darting runs in behind will be crucial if the Nerazzurri hope to win here.
With 145 goals in 59 games, the match average of 2.45 goals practically assures goals in this fixture.
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