Zlatan Ibrahimovic stayed with AC Milan to win the Serie A title and he literally promised that to the fans. Well, they’re right on track and beating visiting Inter Milan on Sunday would be a huge step toward that goal. They haven’t won the Scudetto since 2011.
Inter Milan won’t be easy prey, though, needing the victory to keep its hopes alive. Being the reigning champions is what allows Inter to be the favorites. You can’t underestimate the heart of a champion.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer odds for AC Milan vs Inter Milan. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Competition: Serie A (Italy’s Top Division)
Location: San Siro, Milan
Time: Sunday, 2:45 p.m. ET
TV: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
Italian Serie A Betting Lines
|AC Milan||½ -140||+225||3 +110o||1½ +130o/-160u|
|Inter Milan||½ +120||+120||3 -130u||1½ -105o/-125u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 194
- AC Milan Victories: 61 (253 goals)
- Inter Milan Victories: 74 (266 goals)
- Draws: 59
Last season, they met three times. Regarding the Serie A, AC Milan won the first leg 2-1 while Inter Milan took revenge in the second with a 3-0 victory. Their third encounter was in the Coppa Italia; Inter took that one as well 2-1.
Inter own a 6-3-1 record in the last 10 meetings with AC Milan. During that span, they scored 21 goals, allowed 12 and finished with a clean sheet four times. If there’s something you can expect from these two, it’s goals. The total went over in seven of those last 10 meetings.
Prior to the star of the season, AC Milan was considered a dark horse to win the Serie A title. Now, thanks to an incredible start, the Rossoneri are among the favorites to dethrone Inter Milan.
They’re one of two teams that remain unbeaten with a 10-1-0 record. They’ve scored 25 goals, second-best in the league, and allowed 10. Stefano Pioli’s team is on a hot streak, being the only one that won their last five domestic matches. Most recently, they beat AS Roma 2-1.
Pioli has done a great job balancing the playing time. The best example includes Olivier Giroud and Ibrahimovic. Both are veteran strikers and they’ve been sharing the starting position. Ibrahimovic started against Roma while Giroud started midweek against Porto in the Champions League.
Besides the two veterans, Rafael Leao and Brahim Diaz are also playing well. Leao has scored four goals while Diaz has scored three. They’re much younger, meaning AC Milan owns a very well-balanced roster.
They’ve been a solid soccer pick overall, but especially when at home, where they’re 5-0-0. They also are 4-0-1 against the spread and 2-3 over/under when playing at San Siro. They’ve scored in every home match.
Theo Hernandez won’t be available due to suspension, but Pioli has enough options to replace him.
The reigning champions have had an incredible start to the season as well. They’ve only lost one game (7-3-1), allowing them to sit in third place with 24 points. Not bad considering they made a major change in the coaching staff with Simone Inzaghi replacing Antonio Conte.
No other team has scored more goals than Inter (28), which also owns the third-best defensive record after allowing only 12 goals in 11 games. Most recently, they beat Udinese 2-0 and Sheriff 3-1 (UCL), which is why their confidence is up to the roof.
If you didn’t know, San Siro is also Inter’s house, but they’ll be playing as the visitors. Playing under that condition, they’ve been a reliable betting online option thanks to a 4-1-1 record, 3-2-1 against the spread and 4-2 over/under.
Individually, Edin Dzeko has been a great addition. He arrived to replace Lukaku and has done a great job, leading the team in scoring with seven goals.
“Lukaku was sold for 115 million euros and Dzeko was free. On the pitch, there isn’t much difference,” said Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta during an interview. He’s not wrong but … damn.
Overall, Inter’s roster is better than any other in the Serie A. The thing is that they’ve been more focused on the UCL, howevbuter, they can’t afford to lose this one. Otherwise, a 10-point difference could be too much to handle.
Final Analysis, Predictions
I haven’t been this excited for a Milan Derby in a long time. Both sides are playing really good football and have talent to spare. That’s why I expect a fast-paced match with plenty of scoring opportunities. Ibrahimovic and Dzeko are set for an epic battle.
Both teams will score and the total will go over. Don’t forget to check the props our sportsbook is offering for this and other games to increase your winning chances. Our score prediction is offering a +1200 price, while four total goals are +450.
Score Prediction: AC Milan 2, Inter Milan 2