Serie A returns on Saturday 5th February with the Milan derby, valid for the 24th matchday of the Italian League. Who will win the three points up for grabs at San Siro? Read here our Inter Milan vs AC Milan predictions, probable line-ups, best odds, how to watch the match on TV and free bets (even without deposit).
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How to watch the matchInter Milan take on Juventus on Sunday evening in Serie A with the kick-off time scheduled at 5:00pm.
The game will shown live on BT Sport 1.
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Inter Milan v AC Milan betting preview
Inter top the league standings with 4 points clear of Milan and Napoli despite having a game in hand (the one postponed last month against Bologna). Before the break, the Nerazzurri recorded their ninth victory in the last 10 Serie A matches, beating Venezia 2-1 at home, thanks to Edin Dzeko's late goal. Only Atalanta managed to stop Inzaghi's team in the league since November (a goalless draw). The previous winless match dates back to the first leg derby against AC Milan, drawn 1-1. Inter will play several tough matches in February: after this game they will face Roma in the Coppa Italia, travel to Napoli in the league and host Liverpool in the Champions League.
After a streak of 3 consecutive victories against Empoli (2-4), AS Roma (3-1) and Venezia (0-3), AC Milan have failed to win their last two league games, both at San Siro. In the first one, they suffered a defeat against Spezia (1-2) also due to a referee error. Then, the Rossoneri only managed to draw 0-0 against Juventus before the international break. They are 4 points behind Inter having played one game more than their city rivals, and a defeat in the Derby would potentially send Milan down to -10 (a gap perhaps already insurmountable with 14 games left). Considering matches against other Top 6 clubs, Stefano Pioli's team has only managed to beat Roma (both at home and at the Olimpico) and Atalanta (2-3 in Bergamo last October).
The first leg match was much more spectacular than the 1-1 final would say. Inter have had two penalties, the first scored by Calhanoglu and the other missed by Lautaro when the result was 1-0. AC Milan drew thanks to an own goal by De Vrij. Last season's derby with Inter Milan formally at home, on the other hand, saw AC Milan win 2-1 thanks to Ibrahimovic's brace. The Coppa Italia one smiled at the Nerazzurri: the 2-1 final goal was scored by Christian Eriksen on a free kick.
Inter Milan (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Martinez, Dzeko
Simone Inzaghi can play with his favoured XI, since the only two absentees are Joaquin Correa and the new signing Roben Gosens. The other newcomer, Felipe Caicedo, will sit on the bench, ready to play the final minutes if needed. Up front, Lautaro Martinez should get the nod over Alexis Sanchez, for a place next to Edin Dzeko. The other ballot is between Denzel Dumfries and Matteo Darmian, with the Dutch favorite to feature from the off. Elsewhere, the three defenders (Milan Skriniar, Stefan De Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni), as well as the midfielders (Marcelo Brozovic, Hakim Calhanoglu and Nicolò Barella) will retain their berth.
AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Romagnoli, T. Hernandez; Tonali, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Kessie, Leao; Giroud
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the derby due to his Achilles tendon problems. Olivier Giroud is expected to lead the line, since Ante Rebic also is sidelined. Behind the central striker, Frank Kessiè (returning from the African Cup of Nations) will be deployed as an offensive midfielder, with Rafael Leao and Alexis Saelemaekers out wide. Therefore, Brahim Diaz will be probably benched. The likes of Sandro Tonali and Ismael Bennacer will anchor the midfield. At the back, Fikayo Tomori is back in contention but Pierre Kalulu should start as centre back alongside Alessio Romagnoli. Simon Kjaer and Fodè Ballo-Tourè are out through injury.
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Our Inter Milan v AC Milan Predictions
The Milan derby is always a difficult match to predict. For this occasion we see two mismatches that could be the key to the match: the Dzeko-Lautaro duo against the centre-back pair formed by Kalulu and Romagnoli (not faultless) and the speed of Rafael Leao against Dumfries (considering the Dutchman's poor defensive attitude). It is also interesting to understand if and how Kessiè will be able to limit Brozovic in the middle of the park.
As for the statistics, the balance is on the side of Inter: best attack and second best defense of the league.
However, the Nerazzurri seemed less brilliant in this first part of 2022 and the draw could be, all in all, a result that the leaders would not disdain. The exact result this time could be a 2-2. Among the scorers, watch out for possible penalty takers: Lautaro Martinez and Calhanoglu for the hosts, Theo Hernandez and Kessiè for the visitors.
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