Inter Milan v AC Milan Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 21/10/18

Inter Milan v AC Milan Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Michael Barbaro (@mbarbaro1994) previews Inter Milan v AC Milan and provides us with his best bets for the Derby di Milano by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Inter Milan v AC Milan Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 21/10/18
  • Time: 19:30
  • Venue: San Siro Stadium
  • Channel: Eleven Sports

Serie A is back in full swing after the international break, with the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday night as Inter take on AC Milan.

Inter are in red-hot form as of late. Luciano Spalletti has finally found his rhythm with his side with six wins on the trot in all competitions. A win in this fixture could send them second pending other results and would announce themselves as genuine Scudetto contenders. The Nerazzurri have a rather unattractive style of football under Spalletti, but it has been working for them. Through the stretch of the last six wins, Mauro Icardi has seemingly rediscovered form. The Argentine has netted five goals during this time and will be hoping to replicate his hat-trick in this fixture last season.

Meanwhile, their cross-town rivals are in scintillating form themselves. They are on an eight match unbeaten run and haven’t lost since the opening match day away to Napoli. However, they have drawn three very winnable games and find themselves sitting in 11th place. Marquee summer signing Gonzalo Higuain has been prolific for his new club as he has scored seven times so far this season in all competitions. He has been a revelation in Milan and has quickly become a fan-favourite amongst the Milan faithful.

Team News

Inter have a full-strength squad to choose from for the vital clash, while AC Milan are missing Riccardo Montolivo and Ivan Strinic for the match.

Potential Inter Starting XI: Handanovic, Vrsaljko, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah, Vecino, Brozovic, Politano, Nainggolan, Perisic, Icardi

Potential AC Milan Starting XI: Donnarumma, Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez, Kessie, Bigliar, Bonaventura, Suso, Higuain, Calhanoglu

Head To Head

  • The two sides have met 221 times in all competitions and are pretty evenly split. Inter have taken the spoils 78 times, while AC Milan have won 76 times. There have been 67 draws in this fixture.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Five of the last eight Milan derbies have ended in a draw.
  • Both teams have scored at least two goals each in this game in three of the last four derbies.

Betting Odds

  • Inter – 6/4
  • Draw – 27/11
  • Milan – 28/13

The Verdict

This is one of the most intriguing Milan derbies of recent memory with both teams in top form.

This has the potential to be a shootout between two of the league’s best strikers. Milan have conceded ten times so far this season compared to Inter’s six, so on paper you’d have to say Inter have the upper hand with a much more organised defence compared to their rivals. I believe Mauro Icardi will provide Inter with the x factor in this match and he will capitalise on a shaky Milan defence.

Recommended Bets

  • Mauro Icardi to score anytime – 13/8 – betway