Kick-off: 1945, 21/09/2019
Stadium: San Siro
TV: Premier Sports
Inter did the double over AC Milan in Serie A last season and are worthy favourites to come out on top in this term’s first derby battle.
New boss Antonio Conte will have been disappointed with Tuesday’s Champions League draw against Slavia Prague but the Nerazzurri have impressed in domestic action.
We’re going with what would technically be an away win at 27/20 for our initial AC Milan vs Inter Milan prediction.
A Look At AC Milan’s Betting Odds
AC Milan finished just a point behind their arch rivals in fifth last season, but financial fair play breaches saw them banned from Europa League action.
Incoming coach Marco Giampaolo may have seen that as a blessing in disguise, as he can now focus on doing well in Serie A.
However, the quality of signings coming in was adversely affected, while losing Patrick Cutrone to Wolves and Andre Silva to Eintracht Frankfurt has reduced their attacking options.
The Rossoneri are defensively sound, with Gianluigi Donnarumma an outstanding keeper and captain Alessio Romagnoli a quality centre-half.
Giampaolo is heavily reliant on Krzysztof Piatek doing the business up front, though, and his penalty in a 1-0 win at Verona doubled the team’s goal tally from three games played.
Ante Rebic was an interesting loan capture on transfer deadline day, but he may need more time to settle in.
Looking at the AC Milan vs Inter Milan odds, we prefer to take 35/4 for the Nerazzurri to oblige 2-1.
A Look At Inter Milan’s Betting Odds
Nicolo Barella’s last-gasp equaliser salvaged a point for Inter from their 1-1 midweek stalemate, but Conte was far from content with that outcome.
“We were all below par, including myself,” said the former Chelsea boss. “I’m the most responsible of all actually because I didn’t manage to explain to the team how they should have played this game.
“We only played with long balls, this is not the football I want. We have to play with more personality, this team must still grow a lot.”
However, the Nerazzurri may have needed a reality check after opening their Serie A campaign with three straight wins to top the early table.
Reports of a dressing room bust-up between Romelu Lukaku and Marcelo Brozovic after the Champions League disappointment will worry some.
We’re quite happy to see players refusing to settle for such a moderate display, though, and are hoping that aggression is channelled in the right way here.
Midfielder Stefano Sensi, a summer recruit from Sassuolo, has been the star man so far in this outfit and 66/1 for him to score first in a 2-1 victory completes our AC Milan vs Inter Milan betting tips.
Verona 0-1 AC MILAN – Krzysztof Piatek (pen)
INTER 1-1 Slavia Prague – Nicolo Barella
Head-to-head: AC Milan 2-3 Inter, Inter 1-0 AC Milan, AC Milan 0-0 Inter Milan, Inter 3-2 AC Milan
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