The UEFA Champions League is back in action with another round of semi-final fixtures this week as Inter Milan lock horns with Stefano Pioli’s AC Milan side in a crucial clash at the San Siro on Tuesday.
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AC Milan are currently in fifth place in the Serie A standings and have not been at their best in recent weeks. The Rossoneri slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat at the hands of Spezia in their previous game and have a point to prove this week.
Inter Milan, on the other hand, are in third place in the league table at the moment and have been fairly impressive this season. The Nerazzurri defeated Sassuolo by a 4-2 margin over the weekend and will look to achieve a similar result in this fixture.
Inter Milan vs AC Milan Prediction and Betting Tips16th May 2023
Inter Milan vs AC Milan Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
Inter Milan have a good historical record in the Derby della Madonnina and have won 88 out of the 236 matches played between the two teams. As opposed to AC Milan’s 79 victories.Inter Milan have defeated AC Milan on three occasions in all competitions this season and last achieve four victories.
A single campaign against the Rossoneri in the 1973-74 campaign.AC Milan have lost their last three matches against.
Inter Milan in all competitions and have failed to score in these games despite attempting a total of 31 shots.Inter Milan are looking to reach a final. UEFA Champions League for the sixth time in their history and for the first time since they achieve the feat under Jose Mourinho in 2010.
AC Milan have won only one of their last 16 matches as the away side in knock-out matches in the UEFA Champions League.
Inter Milan vs AC Milan Prediction
AC Milan are in the midst of a slump at the moment and are in desperate need of an immediate resurgence. Rafael Leao has been impressive for the Rossoneri and will look to mark his return with decisive goals this week.
Inter Milan can pack a punch on their day and have come into their own in recent weeks. The Nerazzurri are in better form at the moment and hold the upper hand against their local rivals going into this game.
Inter have a two-goal lead to protect when they play host to AC Milan in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg at San Siro.
Having secured a 2-0 victory in a fascinating first leg, Inter already have one foot in the finale but will be fearful of an almighty response from a scorned Milan side desperate to stop their rivals from reaching the European showpiece.
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Inter team news
Inter remain without departing centre-back Milan Skriniar, whose back injury likely means he has played his final game for the Nerazzurri before his summer move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The big question is whether Edin Dzeko, who scored in the first leg, will retain his place in attack over Romelu Lukaku, who netted twice at the weekend in the 4-2 win over Sassuolo.
Inter predicted lineup vs AC Milan
(3-5-2): Onana; Bastoni, Acerbi, Darmian; Dumfries, Calhanoglu, Barella, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Lautaro, Dzeko.
AC Milan team news
Midfielder Ismael Bennacer has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury last time out.
Rade Krunic and Junior Messias are also expected to miss out but there is cautious optimism about star forward Rafael Leao, who was back in full training on Sunday and is on track to return for this one.
AC Milan predicted lineup vs Inter
(4-2-3-1): Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kjaer, Theo; Tonali, Pobega; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud.
Inter vs AC Milan score prediction
Inter are just relentless right now and are overflowing with confidence. They’ve hit form at the perfect time.
As for Milan, they’ve been stumbling their way through the past few weeks as injuries to key players continue to hurt their chances of success, with Bennacer the latest damaging absentee. Rafa Leao may return but is unlikely to be at full strength.