Serie A | AC Milan vs Inter Milan: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Dybala’s penalty helps Juventus draw with Inter Milan 1-1

Re-live Dybala’s penalty that helped the Bianconeri to draw with Inter Milan 1-1 in Serie A from October 2021.

AC Milan vs Inter Milan: Line-ups

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Inter Can Win the Derby


Defending champions Inter trail their Rossonero cousins by seven points ahead of the season’s first Derby della Madonnina and simply cannot contemplate a defeat which could leave their hopes of back-to-back Scudetti hanging by a thread.


Milan may have picked up their first point in Group B on Wednesday, but a home draw with Porto leaves them as rank outsiders to progress to the last 16, and their misery was compounded when captain Davide Calabria went off injured at the interval.


Revenge may be a motivating factor for both former Inter coach Pioli – who was in charge for a mere 27 matches for the Nerazzurri – and his exciting young squad, which is led by some more seasoned professionals such as another ex-Inter man, the irrepressible Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


Just days before, the Nerazzurri took care of business against lowly Udinese in the league, thanks to an eight-minute brace midway through the second half from Joaquin Correa, who had previously made a limited impact since signing in the summer.


They may lead Juventus by nine points already, having finally ended the Bianconeri’s domestic dominance last season, but Inzaghi will be concerned about the gap to both Milan and Napoli, which could grow to a full 10 points with defeat on Sunday. Therefore, the stakes will be high at San Siro, as Inter seek a crucial fourth Derby win out of five.

DPP Verdict

Inter can inflict a first league loss on their rivals this season, as they enter the Derby in improving form and meet a Milan side that have been scraping over the line in recent matches. The Nerazzurri’s attacking width can exploit the absence of Theo Hernandez, who so often occupies his opposite number, while Edin Dzeko has a good record against the Rossoneri and may hit the mark once again.