Inter vs. Milan Tips, Preview and Predictions

Inter vs. Milan, Serie A

Serie A returns from its mini winter break with a bang on Saturday, as Inter and AC Milan contest the Derby della Madonnina in the day’s second fixture. Only four points separate the teams currently first and third in the Serie A table, with the outcome this weekend potentially pivotal in this season’s title race. 

Where and when: San Siro – 5 February, kick-off 17:00

Where you can see Inter vs. Milan: BT Sport

Last time: Former Milan player Hakan Calhanoglu opened the scoring from the penalty spot early on in his first Derby di Milano for Inter in the reverse fixture, although a Stefan de Vrij own goal six minutes later brought AC a point with no further scoring in the final 73 minutes. 

Inter v Milan Predictions and Preview

The Derby della Madonnina has rarely been a title-deciding fixture in recent years, but whether the Scudetto appears on blue and black or red and black shirts next season may have a lot to do with the result of this Inter v Milan preview. 

The Nerazzurri are the defending champions and have a four-point lead over both Milan and Napoli, as well as a game in hand over their two closest rivals. Simone Inzaghi’s team are unbeaten in their last 14 Serie A fixtures, winning 11 and keeping eight clean sheets across those victories. 

The Rossoneri are the designated away team in this fixture, as they go in search of their first win in three games following a disappointing defeat at home to Spezia and a goalless draw with Juventus before the break. Stefano Pioli’s side have lost four times in their last 14 league games and they are the underdogs here. 

Inter vs. Milan full time result odds

Inter’s status as favourites is helped by the expected absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Milan due to an Achilles injury. Fikayo Tomori is also out for the Rossoneri, along with fellow defender Simon Kjaer. Inter are set to be without Joaquin Correa, while Robin Gosens is also a doubt with a hamstring injury. Neither of those absences are as key as Ibrahimovic though, with the visitors requiring a big performance from Olivier Giroud. 

Inter vs. Milan both teams to score odds

Four of the last five Milan derbies have seen both teams score, with a BTTS bet paying out in each of Inter’s last three games as the home team. The Rossoneri have only failed to score in one of their last six games as the away team in the clubs’ shared San Siro stadium, so go with BTTS in these Inter v Milan predictions. 

Inter vs. Milan correct score odds

With Inter the favourites and our prediction for both teams to score, you can combine those two selections for odds of 5/2. The Nerazzurri have scored 11 goals and conceded seven in their last five home games against Milan, winning four times. A 2-1 Inter victory this weekend could be worth a look at 8/1, while a 3-2 Nerazzurri triumph gives you bigger odds of 22/1

Inter vs. Milan first goalscorer odds

Lautaro Martinez scored the winning goal for Argentina against Chile on Friday. The Inter forward is without a goal in his last four Serie A games, with one of those appearances as a late substitute at Atalanta, but he netted six in six before that run. Martinez is well worth a look for the first goal on Saturday, while the Argentine is 46/1 to strike first in a 2-1 Inter win. 

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