AC Milan V FC Internazionale : All You Need To Know About The Milan Derby
Date and Time: 7:45pm Sunday 4th March
Venue: Giuseppe Meazza
On Sunday night, one of the biggest derbies in European football takes place at the San Siro, as AC Milan host local rivals Inter in the Derby della Madonnina.
AC Milan heads into this local skirmish in good form. The Rossoneri are unbeaten in eight games in Serie A, having won six of their last seven league games. Last time out in Serie A, they recorded a 2-0 win at Roma.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) March 2, 2018
Their good form has not been good enough to see them move back into the top-six. However, Gennaro Gattuso’s side are now level with sixth-place Sampdoria in the fight for Europa League spots. The home side also trail their fourth-place opponents by seven points.
Milan’s recent home form has been good in Serie A, as the Rossoneri have won four of their last five league games at the San Siro.
Despite being fourth-place in the table, Inter have enjoyed mixed fortunes of late in the Italian top-flight. The Nerazzurri have won just two of their last 11 games in Serie A. They are now just a point above fifth-place Roma in the race for the Champions League spots.
Last out in the league, Luciano Spalletti’s side recorded a 2-0 win over struggling Benevento.
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— Inter (@Inter_en) March 1, 2018
The Rossoneri are unbeaten since December 27. Since then, they have won 9 games across all competitions and drawn 4 (including a penalty shoot-out win against Lazio).
During the same period, Gennaro Gattuso’s team has conceded just 4 goals and registered 9 clean sheets, with Alessio Romagnoli and Leonardo Bonucci forming a solid defensive partnership at the back.
Luciano Spalletti’s team has won just two matches this year against Bologna and Benevento both at home.
Despite this poor run of form, the Nerazzurri sit fourth in the Serie A table with 51 points. Captain Mauro Icardi is also second in the goalscoring table with 18 goals, only behind Ciro Immobile.
Inter will also recover several players for the derby, including Icardi, who will return to the starting lineup after missing the club’s last four games. Joao Miranda will also be back after suffering an adductor injury. On the other hand, Borja Valero is in doubt for the match and it looks like Antonio Candreva will replace him in the trequartista role.
Probable AC Milan XI vs. Inter: G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodriguez; Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura; Suso, Cutrone (Kalinic), Calhanoglu.
Probable Inter XI: Handanovic; Cancelo, Miranda, Skriniar, D’Ambrosio; Gagliardini, Vecino; Karamoh, Candreva, Perisic; Icardi.
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AC Milan are 12 games unbeaten and advanced to the Coppa Italia final in midweek after beating Lazio on penalties. They have kept six clean sheets in a row for the first time since December 2003.
Inter might not be in the best form at the moment but they have won successive league matches at San Siro and are still in the top four. This will be a real test for Luciano Spalletti’s side, however.
There could be some big changes at the top of Serie A by the end of the weekend as all of the top-six teams play against each other. For example, Milan could sensationally find themselves back in the race for the top four if results go their way.
AC Milan 2 – 1 Inter Milan