Another slowdown for Milan and Inter in the league and the race for the Scudetto is more open than ever, with the remote possibility that Juventus and other pursuers will also return to the game.
But this is another story because first the two Milanese will have to face each other for the third time this season in the derby after the 1-1 draw on November 7, 2021 and Milan’s 2-1 victory in the return leg on February 5.
This time there is access to the final of the Italian Cup: the semifinal is the only round of this cup in which the teams face each other in home and away matches, and it will be the last time that the double goal rule in away matches will be valid in Italy after this rule was recently abolished starting from next season.
In Milan, the absent players are always the same: Ibrahimovic, Kjaer, and Gabbia, while those of Inter answer to the names of Correa and Gosens. Rossonero Tonali is the only one disqualified from this match.
After a 1-1 Serie A draw against Udinese, Milan come into this encounter with a clean sheet.
In that game, Milan had 62 percent possession and 9 shots on goal, three of which were on target. Rafael Leo (29′) was the only Milan player to score. Udinese, on the other hand, had 11 shots on goal, six of which were on target. Udinese scored through Iyenoma Udogie (66′).
As evidenced by their recent results, the Milan backline has shown a lot of solidity recently. Milan have been frugal, scoring only four goals in their last six games.
Inter drew 0-0 with Genoa in their last Serie A match.
In the game, Inter had 72 percent possession and 21 shots on goal, four of which were on target. Genoa, on the other hand, had 7 shots on goal, one of which was on target.
Inter has failed to score in their last six matches, producing only four goals. In those encounters, the overall goal tally against the Nerazzurri equaled 7.
Injured and suspended
Milan: (Marko Lazetić, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Simon Kjaer)
Inter: (Robin Gosens and Joaquín Correa)
AC Milan vs Inter Predicted XI
Milan Predicted XI: Maignan; Calabria, Romagnoli, Tomori, Hernandez; Krunic, Bennacer; Messias, Kessie, Rebic; Leao
Inter Predicted XI: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Gosens; Martinez, Dzeko
We are oriented to following the line of the two previous derbies, namely that of the Gol. The first leg of the Meazza will have to give a signal to the two teams after their last disappointing performances in the league, and as in any self-respecting derby, both will try to win it to take the lead in the return match.
There shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw appears to be a reasonable outcome. As a result, we’ve picked a close game with a 1-1 draw as the final score.