After a forgetful February, the Nerazzurri sit third in the table with a game in hand. Although that game can take Inzaghi’s men on top of the table again, they’ll only have a point on Milan and Napoli. With that said, Inter’s bid to retain the Scudetto is on a downhill ride for the time being. But, Inter have the perfect occasion to turn their fortunes against the Rossoneri in the Coppa Italia semifinals. Also, The Milan vs Inter semifinals will mark the third Derby della Madonnina of the season followed by a fourth.
After dropping points to Salernitana and Udinese in the league, Stefano Pioli’s Milan haven’t exactly been clinical. This should play in Inter’s favour as the Nerazzurri look to make the most of the opportunity to garner away goals.
Statistics and Encounters
To put it mildly, Inter have struggled for goals big time. With Dzeko seemingly running out of steam and Lautaro out of form, Inter’s attack is not in a good shape. Moreover, it will be interesting to see if Inzaghi gambles on starting Sanchez or Caicedo over his preferred strike options.
Inter’s form: D-L-L-D-W
Milan’s form: D-D-W-W-W
Four games without a win! That’s not how Champions play and certainly not how you make a strong bid for the title.
Inter have somehow been lucky enough to still have their Scudetto faith in their own hands. The Derby should be a confidence booster for the Nerazzurri who have struggled more on the mental side of things than the tactical or physical parts. As Milan slow down, will Inter capitalise on the chance?
Suspension, Injuries and Team News for Milan vs Inter
Tucu Correa and Robin Gosens will be the only absentees from Inter’s lineup. There is still a slim chance of Gosens being available for the game. Lautaro Martinez is at the risk of suspension with four yellow cards to his name.
Kjaer, Ibrahimovic and Lazetic will miss the first leg for Milan through injury while Tonali will miss out through suspension.
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic(C), Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic, Lautaro, Dzeko
Milan (4-2-3-1): Maignan, Florenzi, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernandez, Bennacer, Bakayoko, Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao, Giroud
Prediction of Milan vs Inter Coppa Italia Game