Inter and Milan clash for a place in the last four of this year’s Coppa Italia. With Juventus struggling for consistency under Andrea Pirlo, the bitter rivals also look set to battle it out for the Scudetto and end the Bianconeri’s dominance on the Italian game. Stefano Pioli’s troops have only lost two games this term.
Where and when: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan – 26 January, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Inter vs. Milan: BT Sport 3
Last time: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s brace secured Derby della Madonnina bragging rights three months ago.
Inter v Milan Predictions and Preview
Conte will ring the changes with Andrea Ranocchia and Aleksandar Kolarov coming in for Stefan de Vrij and the impressive Alessandro Bastoni. The elegant left footer has been a revelation since breaking in to the team last campaign and cannot be far away from achieving the same feat under Roberto Mancini.
While Milan Skriniar and De Vrij are out and out defenders, the 21-year-old’s ability to pick out a pass, as displayed by his raking assist to Nicolo Barella in the 2-0 success over Juventus, gives the Nerazzurri another dimension from the backline and Bastoni gets about the pitch.
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Romelu Lukaku is 3/1 to open proceedings as he bids for his first piece of silverware with the Nerazzurri. The Belgian hitman has 19 goal involvements to his name from just 22 appearances and is likely to be supported by Alexis Sanchez.
The former Manchester United ace is 11/2 to break the deadlock and tends to get the nod in the domestic cup matches. Team-mate Achraf Hakimi is 5/1 to score anytime. The Nerazzurri are 8/5 to triumph at the final whistle and 10/11 outright.
Stefano Pioli will throw new signing Mario Mandzukic straight in to the action. The ex-Juventus hero arrived on a free transfer and still has plenty to offer at the highest level. The Brod native is 13/2 to register first and Ibrahimovic can be found at 7/2.
Flying full-back Theo Hernandez has returned to training and in a further boost for the Rossoneri tactician, Ante Rebic has tested negative for coronavirus. Hernandez is a mightily attractive 16/1 to strike last and his team-mate is 8/1.
Only Ibrahimovic and Rafael Leao have netted more than Franck Kessie and the Ivorian is 9/1 to hand the Serie A frontrunners the lead. Milan are 13/8 to win in normal time and 5/6 to make the semi-final.
One to watch for Inter: Stefano Sensi has been likened to a new signing after his return from injury and has the ability to reach the same heights as compatriot Barella. The silky playmaker is 9/2 to notch anytime.
One to watch for Milan: Leao put in a number of mature displays during Ibrahimovic’s spell on the sidelines and is no longer a bit part player. The speedster is 9/4 in the same market.
Long shot: Conte has often cut a frustrated figure on the touchline during his tenure as Nerazzurri manager but the Derby d’Italia victory could prove the catalyst for the business end of the season. A 3-2 scoreline in favour of Inter is 20/1.