Inter and AC Milan Meet Again in the Serie a Derby Della MadonninaPublished April 15, 2017 by Florin P
The two teams from Milan square off in a match that can decides who plays in Europa League next season (11:30 a.m UK Time).
A decade ago, a match between AC Milan and Inter Milan had the potential of deciding the Serie A winner. The Derby della Madonnina has lost much of its luster, but the two teams are still highly motivated ahead of this fixture. The best case scenario is for the winner to secure a Europa League berth, but the sheer victory over the archrivals would be satisfactory enough.
Strong Home Record for Inter Milan
One month ago, Inter Milan looked perfectly capable of salvaging a season that started terribly for them. The team won back-to-back games and the home pitch performance was truly amazing. Unfortunately for today’s hosts, they squandered precious points against mediocre opponents and found themselves drifting aimlessly in the standings. A victory over AC Milan would bolster the morale and restore their confidence ahead of some very difficult fixtures.
The list of injured players is shrinking and offensively they have no problem in sending in the best strikers. AC Milan is particularly vulnerable against teams capable of exercising constant pressure on their backline. They tend to be dangerous when allowed to build offensively, so the hosts need to come out firing on all cylinders. Scoring the first goal is vital and Inter Milan is great at doing that.
Disappointing Performance Against Top Teams
AC Milan has clawed its way back to the first half of the Serie A tables, largely because of its performance against lowly teams. It wasn’t particularly difficult for them to pick up points against weaker opponents, but have struggled when playing against the best Italian squads. This match is special though and the visitors will throw everything they’ve got at Inter Milan.
The odds for a home win are simply irresistible, as bet365 Sports offers even odds on Inter Milan to prevail. They struggled heavily last week against Crotone and will try to put that disappointing performance behind them. That’s why it’s worth taking a chance with them against their archrivals.