The latest chapter of the Derby della Madonnina is the focus of today’s AC Milan vs Inter preview as the hosts look to close the seven-point gap to their bitter city rivals who sit two places ahead of them in the current Serie A table. Though the teams’ respective positions in the league would suggest otherwise, it’s the home team who enter the derby in much better form.
The Rossoneri are unbeaten in ten prior to today’s free selection of AC Milan vs Inter betting tips. Gennaro Gattuso’s men have to navigate matches against Ludogorets, Roma and Lazio before their derby match, though things are looking really positive for them at present. AC Milan of course, share a stadium with their near neighbours, which lessens their usual home advantage somewhat. ACM have only beaten Internazionale once in their last nine games against them.
Inter are still looking to come out the other side of what’s been a harrowing couple of months in terms of results. The Nerazzurri beat Bologna last week to end a run of eight matches without a victory, though that win was subsequently followed up by a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Genoa. Luciano Spalletti’s side risk losing out on qualifying for next season’s Champions League unless their performances take a drastic upturn in quality.
The last Derby della Madonnina took place just after Christmas when the teams featured in this week’s AC Milan vs Inter bets met in the Quarter Finals of the TIM Cup. The sides couldn’t be separated after ninety minutes that day and it took an extra-time strike from Patrick Cutrone to decide the game in favour of Gattuso’s men.
When the teams met in the reverse Serie A fixture this season in mid-October, it took an injury time Mauro Icardi penalty to swing the contest in Internazionale’s favour. The sides were seconds away from drawing that clash and interestingly they did end level in both of their league meetings during the 2016/17 campaign. The clubs have drawn four of their last seven meetings overall in the league.
Furthermore, the Nerazzurri have drawn five of their last seven fixtures, bringing their total number of draws to nine for the season in Serie A, which is more than any other club in the division’s top eight. These teams are well matched all over the park, and with little to choose between them, we’re tipping Milanese rivals to share the spoils at the San Siro. We chose Betsson to provide the Serie A football odds this week. The value they offer is unparalleled.
The clubs in Serie A are famed for favouring defensive organisation over attacking expression and the teams involved in our AC Milan vs Inter predictions are no different. Both sets of players have found it difficult to produce regular moments of quality in the final third and their respective goal statistics seem to back that up.
The Rossoneri have scored one goal or less in nine of their last sixteen Serie A contests. It’s also worth noting that they have netted just twelve goals in their twelve league home games since the 2017/18 season kicked off. That works out at an average of just one goal per match at the San Siro.
Internazionale have had similar troubles in that regard – eight of their last nine matches have finished with under 2.5 goals racked up. Spalletti’s men have scored one goal or less in eleven of their last twelve fixtures in all competitions. The numbers don’t lie, it would be a huge surprise to see an avalanche of goals in a couple of weeks and having considered the information, it makes sense to add an under 2.5 goal selection to our Italian soccer predictions. Bwin have priced that option very generously and their prices are well worth taking.
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