Arguably one of the biggest derbies in the world takes place this Sunday. Inter Milan and AC Milan are clashing at Giuseppe Meazza, or San Siro as others call it. It is the last derby played at this stadium, as the new one is going to be built soon. This will be an emotional match for both sides, due to Meazza’s/San Siro’s history as one of the most influential venues in football. The motives for the win will be huge on both sides and expect quite a match.
At first glance, some might say that Inter plays really well because Nerazzurri didn’t lose in eight straight games. But the reality is that they made several slips along the way, which could be devastating in the Serie A title race. Instead of staying ahead of Juventus, Conte’s squad lost several points, and is now second, three steps behind the Old Lady.
Luckily for Nerazzurri, the team from Turin also had a few crashes, which eventually kept them in the combination for the trophy. Up until the latest match in Udinese, where Inter defeated the hosts with 0-2, six straight events they played saw both sides to score.
The arrival of Christian Eriksen should boost the morale of both the fans and the players. But not only that, it will probably upgrade the overall performance of the crew. The Danish playmaker is fantastic upfront, and his organizing skills are superb.
Since Zlatan Ibrahimovic came back, this is a completely different team. Rossoneri haven’t lost in seven straight, and in four of those games, they scored two or more goals. Also, in the same number of events, the net behind Gianluigi Donnarumma was left intact.
The euphoria since Zlatan arrived was massive, and we can say that Milan still rides on that wave. The Swedish international didn’t play on a few occasions, and even without him on the field, the fighting spirit he brought to the locker room is visible. Milan is not surrendering when losing, the morale of the team is high, and we can guarantee that Pioli’s boys are lock and loaded for this one.
Head to head matches
So far, there have been 224 official matches between Inter and Milan. On 81 occasions, it was Inter who won, and Inter did the same 76 times. The rest 67 games saw a draw.
In recent times, Nerazzurri haven’t lost since 2016. During that stretch, Inter posted four wins and four draws, with the note, that they won the previous three contests, twice, keeping the sheets clean.
The stakes are high for both sides, and we aren’t expecting too many goals on Sunday night. Both Conte and Pioli are going to try to wait for the opponent’s mistake. However, as time goes by, Inter will have to start attacking and chasing all three points. The same thing applies to Milan.
Due to this fact, we believe that the second half will be much more interesting and productive. Over 1.5 second HT is our first choice for this match, and it should be yours also. Especially when having in mind that Pioli’s tactics will probably leave Zlatan on the bench in the first half and introduce him in the latter 45 minutes. With him, on the field, everything is much different when talking about efficiency.
Whatever is the score the current situation in the standings demands a win for both Inter and Milan. It means that they will be more offensive as the end nears.
BetXChange offers odds at 1.13 for this recommendation, and we strongly advise you to go for it. The value of the pick is pretty solid once you take a look at the offensive potential of the teams.