Serie A preview: Inter Milan vs AC Milan

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Stadium: San Siro

Inter Milan will lock horns with their arch-rivals AC Milan in the first Milan derby of the season.

Key statistics

  • Inter have won all of their last four league meetings against Milan, their longest streak since 1983.
  •  Inter had Milan’s number in last season’s Serie A fixtures, winning the first one 2-0 and 4-2 in the reverse fixture.

Betting Odds

Inter Milan Win: Draw: AC Milan Win :: 13/10 : 5/2 : 2/1

Inter Milan

Inter are off to a wonderful start this season, winning the first two Serie A games while drawing against Lazio in the last game.

Having finished second in the league last season, Conte will look to push the limits and end Juventus’s reign.

However, the Nerazzurri will enter the game with odds stacked against them, many of their first-team stars are unavailable for the selection after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Stefano Sensi has been suspended for his red card against Lazio.

Players tested positive for Coronavirus: Ashley Young, Ionut Radu, Roberto Gagliardini, Radja Nainggolan, Milan Skriniar, Alessandro Bastoni.

Injured: Mattias Vecino Suspended: Stefano Sensi.

Inter Milan – Possible line-up

Samir Handanovic, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Stefan de Vrij, Andrea Ranocchia, Achraf Hakimi, Arturo Vidal, Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Perisic, Nicolo Barella, Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku.

AC Milan

Stefano Pioli will be facing his second derby since becoming the manager of the Rossoneri.

Milan are completely a different side that Inter faced earlier this year. In fact, Pioli has led his side to an impressive run post the pandemic break, beating the likes of Lazio and Juventus in the process.

It has been a similar story so far this season for Milan, who are currently second in the Serie A table and share the same points as leaders Atalanta.

The good news will be the return of Zlatan Ibrahmiovic after recovering from the virus.

Saelemakers, new signing Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao are some the exciting youngsters to watch out for in the absence of injured Ante Rebic.

Injured: Matteo Gabbia, Ante Rebic, Andrea Conti.

AC Milan – Possible line-up

Gianluigi Donnarumma, Davide Calabria, Simon Kjaer, Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez, Ismael Bennacer, Sandro Tonali, B Hakan Calhanoglu, Alexis Saelemakers, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rafael Leao