There will be fireworks in Milano, when AC Milan and Inter Milan, the two fierce local rivals, will take on each other in the Derby Della Madonnina on Sunday evening. Inter are eager to stop Juventus’ dominance in Serie A. Milan, on the other hand, aim to move a little higher in the Serie A standings. Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks forward to making life difficult for his former team.
Inter Milan returned to winning ways at the weekend, with the impressive 2-0 victory against Udinese. It must also be noted that all three January signings of Nerazzurri, Ashley Young, Christian Eriksen, and Victor Moses have already proved their worth.
Inter have their third straight derby victories, with all of them producing under 1.5 goals in the first half. Each of those victories witnessed Inter score first. Inter were unbeaten in 15 Serie A matches (with nine wins, and six Draws), and have avoided defeat in 95.24% of league matches.
Rossoneri, on the other hand, have made an unbeaten five-game start to 2020 (with three wins, and two Draws). Each of these victories witnessed under 1.5 total goals inside the first half, with Milan averaging exactly 2.00 goals in the second half across those wins.
Rossoneri’s last five league derby wins have all witnessed them win one half by a 1-0 scoreline.
Stat attack and Player to watch
Inter Milan: Inter’s Romelu Lukaku scored the killer brace in his last outing. All eyes will be on Lukaku during the Saturday’s match
AC Milan: Milan forward Ante Rebic has averaged 1.5 second-half goals across Milan’s recent two league victories.
The last eight league H2Hs have seen a per-game average of over 5.5 yellow cards. Only one of the last 15 league derbies has witnessed the first half produce over 1.5 goals. On the other hand, Rossoneri have averaged 1.00 goals within the 61st-75th minute period across their last three Serie A victories.