Place: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Milan
Date: on the 21st of October, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 19:30 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Serie A
Luciano Spalletti’s team has greatly begun the season in the Champions League, having gained 6 points after two rounds and heading the tournament bracket together with Barcelona.
Their performance in the championship after unimpressive start have also returned to normal as Nerazzurri are wining in 4 rounds in a row, scoring at least two goals in three last matches. Mauro Icardi who was silent for a long time has scored four goals in three last matches. The forward has spent 87 minutes on the field and in a friendly duel with Brazil (0:1).
The key football player of Inter in the midfield is Marcelo Brozović is going to miss future derby because of injury. The Croat has the best percent of accuracy of assists in team (89.2%), among those who have played more than two matches.
After two victories in a row the Red and Blacks have improved their results in the tournament bracket and now take the tenth place. But abundance of draws (3 in seven matches) and 10 missed goals in 7 games make Gattuso’s team unpredictable.
Gianluigi Donnarumma continues to demonstrate weak level of game, having missed in each match. Even against Sassuolo (4:1) and Chievo (3:1) which haven’t gained also on 0,8 xG each, the goalkeeper of the Italian national team has got a goal into the gate. In the first case the productive blow was shot from 15 meters, in the second – from 18. It once again confirms a weak point of Gigi — distant shots.
At once five players of Milan make 2 and even more shots on average for a match. Excluding from this list Fabio Borini who has won back only two matches, it is necessary to mention Higuain, Bonaventure and Suso who have scored 9 out of 15 goals of the team in Serie A
Head-to-heads of Inter vs Milan
3derbies in Milan have taken place in last season and two of them have ended with the score 0:0. In the match Cutrone ‘s goal in an overtime nevertheless has decided the destiny of the match in favor of Rossoneri, but also in the first round of last championship Gattuso’s team was obviously not in the best condition, having lost 2:3.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Inter vs Milan
Inter to win – 2.46
Draw – 3.51;
Milan to win – 3.09
The Spalletti team is above but has lost the key player of the midfield prior to the derby. Without Brozović Icardi can be cut off the midfielders. And he will probably meet with the ball only ten times for a match. So even the probable distant goal of Inter because of Donnarumma’s weakness in this question, isn’t a reason not to believe in Rossoneri.