AC Milan vs Inter - 17/03/2019 Preview

AC Milan vs Inter at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), in Milan, at Italian Serie A 28th Round. The Derby Della Madonnina has always had big interest after their previous matches at Italian Serie A. Moreover, they are neighbors in the standings, what should give much more intense and intrigue to the game. Review our thoughts on this match here below. 

 

AC Milan

AC Milan is looking very confidently playing home matches. While playing at home, they lost only 2 and already won 9 games in 14 matches. The Rossoneri now stand at 3rd place and have only 1 point difference with their nearest rivals Internazionale. Milan is unbeaten in 10 games, and have a great potential to be among the strongest teams in Italy this season reaching Champions League. Genaro Gattuso made a big work in the team’s defensive football, as they conceded only 3 goals in the last 10 games. Moreover, new signing K. Piatek is playing strongly and effectively in last matches by scoring 8 goals in 8 games.

AC Milan will play against Inter only without Giacomo Bonaventura as he has an injury till the start of next season. All other main squad players are fit and ready to play this derby as strong as it is possible.

The Devils are strong this season at attacking down the wings, creating long shot opportunities, stealing the ball from the opposition and defending set pieces. However, they are facing troubles at aerial duels and protecting the lead. Very likely, that Milan will plat defensively, non-aggressively and will try to control the game by possessing the ball.

The Rossoneri on average scores 1.5 goals per game, pass with 86.2% accuracy and control the game by 53.3% possession. They collected 54 yellow and 3 red cards. They play strongly in defense, as a result, they make 17.1 tackles per game and concede 0.85 goals per match on average.

 

Inter

Internazionale this year is looking like planning to take Champions League promotion place. Of course, they have lots of work to do and play better football. However, Inter is facing troubles at playing road matches. This season they already lost 5 games away and won 6 in 14 matches. In the last 15 games in all competitions, they won only five, lost 6 and have drawn 4 games. Nerazzurri has good prospects but Luciano Spalletti should work well on tactics and players to make their game better, especially in away matches.

Biggest loose for the club is Mauro Icardi injury. Unfortunately, his return is expected only at the end of March, so he could not be able to help the club at the Derby Della Madonnina. Moreover, Miranda, S. Vrsaljko and Radja Nainggolan will miss an important match due to injuries.

La Beneamata this year is strong at attacking set pieces, creating chances through individual skills and defending set pieces. However, they are facing troubles at aerial duels and stopping opponents from creating chances. Very likely, that guests will try to counter-attack very often, will struggle in the attack without their leader Icardi and try to play through the Ivan Perisic.

On average Inter scores 1.5 goals per game, pass with 85.3% accuracy and control the game by 56% possession. They already collected 55 yellow and 2 red cards. in away matches they concede on average 1.14 goals per match.

 

H2H

Milan is unbeaten in 5 last home matches against Internazionale. Last three matches between these teams finished with a low amount of goals and only one game by a concrete win at the beginning of this season by minimum Inter win at home ground. Mauro Icardi scored a goal in the second additional minute of the game and took the 3 points from their constant rivals. There is always very aggressive football between them.

 

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