Serie A Preview: AC Milan vs Inter Milan – key stats, H2H, recent form, line-ups, prediction

Zlatan Ibrahimovic-AC Milan

Inter Milan and AC Milan will lock horns in a blockbuster derby this weekend.

Venue: San Siro

Key Statistics

  • AC Milan have recorded more defeats (67) against Inter Milan than any other side in Serie A.
  • Inter have managed to win five of their last six derbies while scoring 14 goals in the process.
  • Rossoneri are currently second in the Serie A table (31 points in 11 games), 7 points clear of Inter, who are third in the table.

Head to Head record

Inter have beaten Rossoneri 84 times in 228 games, with the latter managing only 77 victories.

Recent form

AC Milan: L W W W D

Inter Milan: W D W W W

AC Milan

AC Milan have been in terrific form in Serie A this season, managing 10 victories and a draw in 11 games so far. They are currently second in the league table, though they share the same points as leaders Napoli.

However, Rossoneri’s Champions League form leaves a lot to be desired, failing to pick up a single win in the group stage. The knockout hopes are looking bleak for Milan but they would want to continue their dominance in the Italian top-flight.

They have won all of their last five games in Serie A but are coming off a 1-1 draw against FC Porto in the Champions League.

Stefano Pioli will be without the services of key players like Brahim Diaz and Theo Hernandez due to injuries.

Possible AC Milan line-up

Ciprian Tatarusanu; Pierre Kalulu, Fikayo Tomori, Simon Kjaer, Davide Calabria; Sandro Tonali, Franck Kessie; Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz, Rafael Leao; Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Inter Milan

Defending champions Inter Milan have failed to keep up pace with Napoli and AC Milan in the title race this season, trailing by seven points at third place.

However, they would like to capitalise on their recent run of form and the record against their arch-rivals in the derby. In addition, the Nerazzurri are coming off a thumping win against Sheriff in the Champions League

Edin Dzeko has been in impressive form this season, racking up 7 goals in Serie A so far. The Bosnian striker would be a big threat to Milan’s defence.

Possible Inter Milan line-up

Samir Handanovic; Alessandro Bastoni, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar; Matteo Darmian, Ivan Perisic, Marcelo Brozovic, Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu; Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko


AC Milan 1 – 2 Inter