The heated race to the Scudetto has boiled down to the Inter vs Milan game at Giuseppe Meazza. Derby Della Madonnina is one of the most anticipated fixtures of the season for all the right reasons.
After years of misery, both Milan clubs are right in the middle of the Scudetto race. Subsequently, Inter sit four points clear of Milan (in third) with a game in hand. As the Champions of Italy take the field against Stefano Pioli’s side, this Derby Della Madonnina can well be a title decider in every possible scenario.
Leading up to the Derby, there has been concern over the San Siro pitch. Moreover, as both managers complained about the pitch, new grass patches and green paint have come to the rescue as per Football Italia. Subsequently, concerns among the Inter Ultras regarding match tickets were also a matter of worry leading up to the game.
Statistics and Encounters
In the last four Derby Della Madonninas Inter have dominated Milan with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Inzaghi’s men will look to improve on that record to try and run away with the Scudetto.
Inter’s form in Serie A: W-D-W-W-W
Milan’s form in Serie A: D-L-W-W-W
Inter come into this game in top form, winning 4 out of their last 5 league games and a Super Coppa win over Juventus adding to the spoils. But, the Nerazzurri have had a history of starting slowly after International breaks.
Milan on the other hand have failed to register a win in their last two Serie A games. A historic loss against Spezia and sharing the spoils with Juventus has hurt Milan’s bid for the Scudetto.
Suspension, Injuries and Team News for the Inter vs Milan game
Inter will miss the services of Correa and winter signing Gosens both of whom are out with a Hamstring Injury. While Marcelo Brozovic and Lautaro Martinez are at the risk of suspension with four yellow cards each.
For Milan, centre-back duo Simon Kjaer and Fikayo Tomori are out injured along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. While Fode Ballo-Toure has been called up by the National Team, Theo Hernandez risks suspension with four yellow cards.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic(C), Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Dzeko, Martinez
Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan, Romagnoli(C), Calabria, Hernández, Kalulu, Krunić, Tonali, Giroud, Leão, Díaz, Messias
Inter vs Milan Prediction
Inter: 2 Milan: 1