Serie A action returns this weekend following the international break and the standout fixture is the Milanese derby between Inter and Milan. The ‘home’ side have won six in a row and are slight favourites against their city rivals, also unbeaten in six.
Where and when: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano – 21 October, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Inter vs. Milan: Eleven Sports, William Hill
Last time: The last fixture between these sides ended goalless in April with the reverse Serie A match last season ending 3-2 in Inter’s favour thanks to a Mauro Icardi hat-trick. Milan edged last season’s Coppa meeting between the sides 1-0.
|Under 2.5 goals||10/11||Offer|
|Mauro Icardi anytime scorer||8/5||Offer|
|Inter half time/full time||29/10||Offer|
Inter vs. Milan Predictions and Preview
Both these sides have hit a run of form going into this derby clash, with Inter the designated home side for the fixture.
Luciano Spalletti’s side have won each of their last six games including each of their opening Champions League fixtures.
Milan are also unbeaten in six and have won their last three games in a row but league draws with Atalanta and Empoli have halted their ascent up the table somewhat.
Inter are favourites to win this encounter at odds of 13/10 with the Rossoneri priced at 21/10 and the draw available at 11/4.
These games tend to produce few goals – between 2012 and 2015 there was a run of 10 games between the two in which just nine goals were scored in total.
Only one has gone in across the last two meetings and with his in mind, under 2.5 goals at 10/11 appears to offer value with under 1.5 goals at 11/4.
A ‘double chance’ on Milan to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 8/13 while an Inter win/draw outcome is at 7/20.
If you fancy Inter to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 29/10.
One to watch for Inter: Mauro Icardi netted twice in his side’s recent 2-1 win at SPAL and is seeking to replicate his tally of 29 Serie A goals from last term. He is priced at 8/5 to score anytime here.
One to watch for Milan: Gonzalo Higuain has netted four goals in his first five league appearances for Milan and, like his fellow Argentine Icardi, is available at 8/5 to find the net at any point in this clash.
Long shot: The most recent clash of these two city rivals ended with no goals and 10 of the last 15 meetings have ended with at least one side failing to score. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 11/1.