AC Milan have been in a tremendous form lately, perhaps their arch-rivals Inter can put an end to it? We’ll see it on Sunday when these two sides meet at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, in a duel of the 27th round of Serie A. Below is the preview, together with a prediction and a betting tip. Hopefully, by reading this you will get enough info needed to make some money betting on the AC Milan vs. Inter game.
AC Milan vs Inter Betting Preview
Rossoneri have been playing great in the last couple of weeks and if it wasn’t for the poor start of the season, they would be competing for the title. This way, they’re only in the competition for a spot that leads to the UEFA Europa League next season. Right now, they’re not far away from that goal, having the same number of points as Sampdoria, a team that’s in the 6th place. The reason why Sampdoria is a spot higher than Milan is that they have a better head-to-head record this season.
What this means is that in order to end the season on one of the top 6 spots, AC Milan will have to keep on playing well. And if they stay in such an impressive form as they’ve been since the year started, it wouldn’t be a surprise if they got themselves a spot in the Champions League.
Their next opponent, Inter, a team that’s currently occupying a spot that leads to that competition, has 7 points more. Beating them on Sunday would make Milan even closer to the Champions League, which is just one of many reasons why Gattuso’s lads are gonna be super-motivated in this game.
Unlike their city rivals, Inter aren’t playing that well recently. In fact, their poor run started in mid-December when they lost to Udinese at home. Since then, Nerazzurri have won only twice in 10 games in all competitions. They’ve been especially disastrous when playing away games – this team is without an away win since November.
Okay, playing against AC Milan at Giuseppe Meazza is not quite an away match, but still, Rossoneri will have a much bigger support from the stands, considering they’re nominally the home side in this duel. Usually, when it comes to Derby della Madonnina, that is, the AC Milan vs. Inter clash, the away team gets about 5k tickets, while the remaining tickets go to home fans and neutrals. This means that this Sunday as much as 75k people will be cheering against Inter, which certainly will have a bad impact on their already-low confidence.
Another thing that goes out of favor of Inter is that they have a couple of ongoing quarrels among the players. Their most lethal striker, Mauro Icardi (and his wife Wanda Nara) wanna move to a richer club. It’s a similar situation with few other players, who are dissatisfied with their playing time.
AC Milan absentees:
- Andrea Conti (injury)
- Marco Storari (injury)
- No absentees
AC Milan: Donnarumma – Bonucci, Romagnoli, Rodríguez, Calabria – Kessie, Biglia, Calhanoglu – Suso, Bonaventura, Cutrone
Inter: Handanovic – Miranda, Skriniar, Cancelo, D’Ambrosio – Borja Valero, Gagliardini, Vecino – Rafinha, Perisic, Icardi
AC Milan vs. Inter Match Prediction
In my opinion, hiring Gattuso was the best thing AC Milan owners did since they took over the club. Since he’s in charge, the team seems extremely motivated and eager to win every match. They’ll have even more motivation in this game, considering the opponent is their arch-nemesis, Inter. Unless Icardi puts on an amazing performance like he did the last time these two met in Serie A when he scored a hat-trick, I honestly can’t see Inter getting anything from this match.
AC Milan vs. Inter Betting Tip
AC Milan @2.50