Italy will witness a high voltage rivalry between two heavyweights on Saturday evening, as Milan will be divided into two halves. It’s Derby Della Madonnina at San Siro today. As the No. 2 in the league table face the no.5, it is expected to be a mouth-watering clash. Here is our exclusive Inter Milan vs AC Milan match preview.
Inter Milan vs AC Milan Match Preview: Team News
Inter Milan is currently standing at 5th in the league table with 7 points in 3 matches. Antonio Conte will try to capitalize on the team’s good start in the league. After a busy transfer window, all eyes will be on the pitch as Inter will begin their quest for the Scudetto.
Lautaro Martinez, Arturo Vidal, and Alexis Sanchez have entered the quarantine bubble after their late return from the World Cup Qualifiers. It is needed to be seen if they get the chance to feature in the high profile clash. Inter will start with a disadvantage due to the fact, Conte has got only one training session with the remaining players who are expected to feature in the starting line up today.
It will be interesting to see, who will start with Romelu Lukaku if Lautaro doesn’t play as the high scoring pair is the base of Inter’s attacking prowess. Achraf Hakimi will have to be at his best to contain Theo Hernandez.
Predicted Line Up:
It is an important match to watch out for Pioli as they want to consolidate their lead on the top of the league. The news of Alessio Romagnoli being totally fit will give a boost in Pioli’s plan. Ante Rebic can miss this match due to his dislocated elbow injury from which he is recovering. Rafael Leao who has now become an integral part of the squad will most probably start from the bench.
Theo Hernandez will play a crucial part as the last year’s player of the season may come face to face with Achraf Hakimi, it will be a mini battle in this large context war. Milan will be worried as their first choice center backs like Leo Duarte, Andrea Conti, Mateo Musacchio, and Matteo Gabbia all are expected to miss the match. So the defensive option on the bench will be very thin, in case of injury, we might see a stopgap defensive pairing.
Daniele Bonera, the assistant manager will most probably stay at home as he is found to be COVID positive.
Predicted Line Up:
Inter Milan: D W W
AC Milan: W W W
Head to Head:
- Matches Played: 59
- AC Milan won: 19
- Draw: 17
- Inter Milan won: 23
Players to watch out for
- Romelu Lukaku
- Achraf Hakimi
- Lautaro Martinez
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- Theo Hernandez
- Alessio Romagnoli
It will be a treat for the fans, as two great footballing minds of Italian football in form of Pioli and Conte. There will be several mini battles in this fight, as Ibra faces De Vrij, Theo coming face to face with Hakimi. The top spot of the league is hanging in balance. We are eagerly waiting to watch who wins this evergreen battle.
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