Although not a title decider as it was last year, this season’s derby will see the two big Milanese teams battle it out for a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League. The Derby della Madonnina is often a goal-laden contest between two equal teams, but this time around, things might see an unexpected turn.
Join us as we delve into the upcoming fixture that is stealing headlines all around Italy: Inter vs AC Milan. Stick close to your preferred team thanks to the betting markets brought to you by LV BET.
A 1-0 midweek win against Atalanta in the Coppa Italia is a good indication that Inter is in a good headspace. How can it not be? With a 3-0 triumph over AC Milan in the Super Cup — bringing the Nerazzurri yet another trophy in their cabinet — Simone Inzaghi’s team is buzzing with confidence. With that said, not all is sunshine and rainbows over at Inter headquarters. The bulwark of a centre-back, Milan Skriniar, doesn’t seem intent on signing a contract renewal, meaning that he’ll be heading for the exit this summer.
Inter to be in front by half-time is priced at 33/20 (2.65), while a half-time clean sheet for Inter is valued at 3/5 (1.60).
Up against a struggling AC Milan, Inzaghi will have to keep the pressure on his team to deliver a positive result, which could inch Inter closer to high-flyers Napoli. With Lautaro Martinez seemingly always on the scoresheet against AC Milan, it will simply be a matter of feeding the hungry Argentine enough balls through Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella.
LV BET is pricing Inter to score in both halves at 41/20 (3.05), with a correct score of 3-0 in Inter’s favour at 9 (10.00).
The reigning Serie A champions are in a vortex. January has brought about nothing but destruction for AC Milan: a lost hope to defend its title, a knockout from the Super Cup, a 4-0 trashing against Lazio and a humiliating 5-2 defeat at home to lowly Sassuolo. What has happened to AC Milan is anybody’s guess—even Stefano Pioli seems short of a concrete answer.
AC Milan steps into the fixture as a big underdog at 19/7 (3.70), with a half-time result being a draw priced at 5/4 (2.25).
The latest injury of Ismael Bennacer only adds more to the long list of problems at AC Milan headquarters. Pioli will abandon his classic 4-2-3-1 for a more solid 4-3-3, but with goalkeeper Tatarusanu not up to standard and the rest of the defenders more shaky than ever before, it will be a matter of limiting the damages against an uncompromising Inter side.
A 1-1 draw is priced at 14/5 (3.80), with an Inter clean sheet valued at 39/20 (2.95).
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