Inter ended their two matches winning streak in the last round against Lazio, as they came out with a 1:1 draw, away from home. They controlled the ball for most of the time, but in terms of goalscoring opportunities, this clash was a balanced one.
The team from Milano took the lead first in the 30th minute over Martinez, but the Romans replied via Milinkovic-Savic who was effective in the 55th minute. Two red cards were given in this clash, one in the 70th to the hosts, and the other one to the visitors in the 87th, so overly looking, these two played a pretty balanced match, with the result being more than fair for both of them.
Inter is positioned at 5th place in the rankings, has two victories and a draw since the season started.
The hosts miss suspended midfielder Sensi (3/0). Out due to covid are defenders Bastoni (2/0), Skriniar (2/0), full-back Young (3/0), midfielders Nainggolan (1/0), and Gagliardini (2/1).
Milan has the perfect score so far in Serie A, with three consecutive victories since the season started. In their latest clash, they routinely defeated newcomer Spezia with a 3:0 result, in a home match.
Milan started the match a bit reserved, as they didn’t look dangerous enough during the first part, but they fully unleashed their offensive potential in the second. They managed to be effective three times during the second half over Leao, who scored twice, and Hernandez, easily taking all three points in this encounter.
AC Milan, with their three victories, occupies the 2nd place on the table, having the same amount of points as first-placed Atalanta.
The guests will miss forward Rebic (2/0) due to injury, as well as defenders Conti and Musacchio who didn’t play in the new season. Defenders Duarte (1/0) and Gabbia (3/0) are out due to covid.
The stage is set
This is one of the most anticipated matches in Italy in the entire season, so I am expecting an open and aggressive approach from both teams. A lot is at stake here, and nothing but a victory would satisfy their appetite. Inter is a slight favorite this one, but are nowhere to be trusted at the back. On the other side, AC Milan needs very little to be very threatening with the individual quality they have in the attack.