AC Milan vs Inter Milan Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

AC Milan vs Inter Milan
Italian Serie A, Italy
Date: Sunday, 17th March 2019
Kick off at: 19.30
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy

The race for top four place in Serie A is getting tighter and two Milan clubs are going to battle it out on Sunday. Acting as host, AC Milan are eager to take all three points and extend their lead in third place over their city rival, Inter.

AC Milan vs Inter Milan Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves up for this exciting Serie A Sunday derby.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to get them the results they’re looking for.

AC Milan

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Donnarumma(g);Calabria, Musacchio, Romagnoli, Rodriguez(def);Bakayoko, Kessie, Paqueta(mid);Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu(att).

Inter Milan

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Handovic(g)Cedric, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah(def);Vecino, Brozovic(mid);Politano, J. Mario, Perisic(att mid);L. Martinez

Recent Form

Before heading into this weekend Serie A fixture, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

AC Milan

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWDWW

Rossoneri have been in a good form recently, as they won four out of their last five matches. Gennaro Gattuso’s men picked up a 2-1 victory on their latest league fixture, defeating Chievo.

Overall, Milan have been performing well throughout 2019 and are looking to continue that trent on Sunday. The Red and Black squad are eager to immediately secure that Champions League spot.

Inter Milan

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :DLDWL

Inter remain very inconsistent in their recent matches as Luciano Spalletti’s side only won one game out of their last five. Nerazzurri lost their recent Europa League fixture, getting beaten by Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0.

I Beneamata are hoping that a positive result on Sunday can kick start their season again. Seeing the race for fourth place is still tight, Inter also need to push hard for victory.

Team News

AC Milan

Rossoneri’s injury situation have been improving as Giacomo Bonaventura is the notable absent due to his long term injury. Cristian Zapata is recovering from his injury and unlikely to take any part for this Sunday derby.

Ricardo Rodriguez will return to the starting line up after missing out on last weekend’s Chievo clash. Timoue Bakayoko should also start in midfield after being rested on the weekend.

Inter Milan

There’s some uncertainties regarding Inter for this upcoming Milan derby on Sunday. Mauro Icardi’s situation remain a mystery so he is doubtful, just as Miranda and Radja Nainggolan who are both injured.

Lautaro Martinez should return to lead the front line for Nerazzurri after suspended in midweek. Marcelo Brozovic and Matias Vecino set to start again in that midfield duo for Inter.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between Milan and Inter have been slightly edged by Nerazzurri with two wins, two draws and one defeat.

Their latest encounter at with Milan acting as host happened on April 4, 2018 which ended in goalless draw.

Match Prediction

Not playing any midweek games can give Milan that physical advantages over their opponent. Rossoneri should also take advantage over their positive morale condition ahead of the game.

Inter remain a tough opposition, as they actually able to rest some players due to suspension in midweek. The Derby game is always tight with many possibilities as anything can happen in this type of encounter.

Final Score: 1-0

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