One of the most popular soccer derbies will be on Sunday. The clash is between Inter and Milan. Like other games over the years, this one also has a direct impact on the chase for the Italian title. The current situation is quite different because only Inter has aspirations for Scudetto, while the Red and Blacks are struggling to earn a place for the European tournaments this fall.
The Nerazzurri returned to the winning road after three rather disappointing draws in the Championship. In the last round of Serie A, they easily defeated Udinese, thanks to the inspiration of their star Romelu Lukaku.
The striker is expected to be again the driving force for the attacking style of Inter against Milan. Over the years, the Italian derby always offered a lot of emotions, goals, controversial situations and disputable decisions. Keep in mind the lower goal-scoring ability in these matches.
In recent years, many of the clashes between Inter and Milan ended a draw. Expect a lower score for this match as well, with the most likely outcome to be 1:1 or 2:2.
Inter on the 2nd place, just after current champions Juventus. The Nerazzurri registered 15 wins, 6 draws, and 1 loss. Nerazzurri is 1 point ahead of the 3rd placed Lazio and 3 points after the Old Lady. Anything else in this match, beside victory, will be taken very critically from the Inter managers. It is mainly, because of the Inter’s ambitions in the Italian Championship, and because of the importance of the success in such clashes.
Nerazzurri have an average of 1.73 goals per game, allowing 0.73 goals. Inter won 12 points from their last six home matches. On the other hand, the Rossoneri significantly improved their form since the start of the new year. Milan won 11 points from their last 5 league games and reaching the semi-finals of the Italian Cup.
The Rossoneri are in 8th position, which is not so bad for a team having such a disastrous performance at the beginning of the season. A success in Sunday’s clash would give Milan a better ranking position and they dream about a place among the top six Serie A teams.