Inter and AC Milan are bringing another episode of the famous “Derby Della Madonnina.” Two gigantic powerhouses of the European and world football are ready to meet once again and decide who will be the city’s boss for the next couple of months. The standings and the position in the same are of no concern to the fans when entering this clash, only the result on the field. The animosity and rivalry are just too big to see other factors surrounding the game, and the only important thing here is a victory.
Inter (+120) is the nominal host, but that won’t be too big for Nerazzurri’s advantage. There are no fans in the stands, which makes this match even more interesting for some fans. Antonio Conte’s boys are coming into this event with two wins and a draw after three rounds in the Italian Serie A, which is not a bad record having in mind the rivals.
Apart from an easy win against Benevento on the road, 2-5, Inter faced Fiorentina in the opening week, beating Viola after a thriller, 4-3, and played 1-1 against Lazio on the road.
The only loss of this unit in the past 10 games was in the Europa League finals, where Sevilla beat the Italians 3-2. Counting in the pre-season games, (two wins, against Pisa, 7-0, and Lugano 5-0), Inter scored at least twice nine times. The only one in which Lukaku and the guys couldn’t beat the opponents twice was against Lazio.
AC Milan (+210) was triumphant in all of its 10 games during this campaign, including the club-friendly ones. We haven’t seen such a victorious stretch from Rosonerri for a long time, and even though some of the wins came against some weaker sides such as Monza, Novara, Brescia, it still is refreshing to see it.
Milan hasn’t allowed a goal in Serie A so far, beating Bologna 3-0 and Spezia 2-0 at home, and Crotone 0-2 on the road. In the meantime, they would eliminate Shamrock Rovers, Bodo/Glimt, and Rio Ave from the Europa League, reaching the group stage of this competition.
Inter will have a lot of players ineligible for this event. Bastoni, Gagliardini, Nainggolan, Radu, Sensi, Skrinar, and Vecino are all out and will not play tomorrow night.
Milan, too has few guys sidelined, Gabbia, Conti, Musacchio, and Rebic, while Leo Duarte sits as questionable.
Head to Head Matches
There has been a total of 225 matches, not counting the unofficial ones, and Inter has a better record with 82 wins, Milan has 76 while 67 games ended with a draw.
The last one saw Inter’s magical comeback from being down 0-2, beating the rivals with 4-2 in the end.
We anticipate one very interesting and efficient match, even though Milan’s defense worked correctly so far. They haven’t met Inter’s furious attack led by Romelu Lukaku. Over 2.5 goals is the first choice, with the odds at -120 for this suggestion.
If you want to bet on the full-time result, try with Inter’s victory, as they seem better than Milan, whose rivals so far weren’t at the same level as Nerazzurri’s.
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