One of the greatest rivalries in European football will take place this Sunday, January 31st at San Siro, when AC Milan host Inter Milan in the last game of Week 22 of the Serie A at 19:45.
Since 1990, these teams have played 51 times in the league and the Nerazzurri have a slight advantage with 19 wins and 14 draws. They won the first meeting of this season by 1-0 thanks to a score from Freddy Guarin in the second half.
With that victory, Inter Milan have three straight games with no defeat in the series, and they have lost only one of the past nine meetings in the local tournament. The Rossoneri’s win in that span was two years ago by 1-0 with a goal from Dutch Nigel de Jong.
The team led by Roberto Mancini is located in the fourth place in the standings with 41 points, tied to Fiorentina but with worst goal difference. They have had a good season on the road so far, as they have six wins, three draws and one defeat, scoring 14 goals and allowing just six, the fewest so far by any squad away from home.
They come to this match with three consecutive games with no win, after they draw last weekend 1-1 against Carpi at home. Argentine striker Rodrigo Palacio opened the scoreboard in the first half, but they couldn’t keep the lead, and Kevin Lasagna got the equalizer in the last minute of play.
The last time they fell as visitors in the league was two months ago, when they lost 2-1 to Napoli at San Paolo Stadium with two scores from Gonzalo Higuain.
In the Milan Serie A Odds v Inter Milan, the Rossoneri are favorites to win this game at home. They are listed with 2.6, while the Nerazzurri are with 3.12, and the draw is with 3.45.
AC Milan are in the sixth spot in the table with 33 points, only two away from the European tournaments of next year. They have had good performances at San Siro, and they have six wins, two draws and two defeats, scoring 15 goals and accepting 11.
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s squad has three straight games with no defeat in the league and last weekend they tied 2-2 versus Empoli. They have not lost in the local tournament since they fell 1-0 to Bologna. That has been their only defeat in their past eight.
The Rossoneri are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 4.0 Odds to win this game by one goal and with 4.45 to do it by two or more. Internazionale are rated at 4.5 to get the victory by the minimum difference, and the score draw is with 4.75.
Colombian striker Carlos Bacca is the favorite to open the scoreboard in this game and he is listed with 6.5 Odds. The South American player is followed by Mauro Icardi with 7.0 and Luiz Adriano and Mario Balloteli with 7.5.
Despite their bad performances recently, take Inter to win this game versus their biggest rival and remain in the first three places of the Italian League.