Inter Milan vs AC Milan Prediction: Serie A Match on 17.10.2020
Preview and Prediction
Derby Della Madonnina is approaching this weekend after the international break. Both teams have been unbeaten in the first three games of Serie A. For Rossonerri, this will be the first big match of the season after sealing maximum points against mediocre teams. They shall welcome Ibrahimovic, who once played for Nerrazzuri as well, for his possible return to the pitch after being tested positive for coronavirus.
The teams’ updated news
Inter Milan were unable to snatch three points in their previous outing against Lazio. Despite dominating the game, taking the lead by Lautaro Martinez and having more golden opportunities, they could only muster a 1-1 draw after Sergej Milekovic-Savic’s header was over the line as Samir Handanovic failed to keep it out.
Meanwhile, Milan’s series of win endured two weeks ago as Stefano Pioli’s men smashed Spezia 3-0. The Portuguese youngster, Rafael Leao bagged a brace while another one was netted by Theo Hernandez’s long shot.
Antonio Conte is still confident in employing his 3-5-2 formation. However, he is likely to deal with the physical fitness after the international break too since his three main forwards, Lautaro Martinez, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez are still the main scorer for their own nations. Conte will need to pick up two of the fit. What is even more worrying for Inter is the absence of some key men such as Milan Skriniar, Ashley Young, Radja Nainggolan, Roberto Gagliardini and Mathias Vecino due to their injury plus Stefano Sensi due to being suspended.
Stefano Pioli’s 4-2-3-1 formation is still the main option for the former Inter, Lazio and Fiorentina boss. What might concern him the most is the physical fitness of his squad after the international fixtures plus the fairly high number of players on their injury table such as Matteo Musacchio, Alessio Romagnoli, Leo Duarte, Matteo Gabbia and the Croatian forward Ante Rebic. Therefore, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is opted to lead their attack supported by Hakan Calhanoglu, Alexis Saelemarkers and Samuel Castillejo.
Players to watch
Inter under Conte counts on Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez more as the main scorer. Some other notable figures to watch here are Christian Eriksen, their new signing Achraf Hakimi and the two Gli Azzurri’s future stars in the midfield, Nico Barella and Stefano Sensi.
The Turkish playmaker, Hakan Calhanoglu, will still be featuring the playmaker role. Another top performer, apart of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, last season who shall continue to shine this season is the French full back Theo Hernandez, who also scored one in the previous game.
Inter vs Milan Prediction
This current Milan derby seems to be not in the ideal date. Both teams might be losing their main scorer plus some other vital figures due to being unfit. Thus, both sides might have to gain one point each here, although they will be trading shots on goal and target.
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