Inter Milan take on AC Milan in Serie A on Saturday in a 5pm kick-off at the San Siro Stadium.
What TV Channel is Inter Milan v AC Milan on?
The Serie A match is being shown live on Bet365‘s live streaming service in the UK, which is available to watch through their website tonight.
Inter have won the last four Milan derbies, with the last AC Milan win over their city rivals coming back in December 2017.
There will undoubtedly be growing optimism of ending this run of painful defeats, though, after three wins from three league matches so far this season. Stefano Sioli’s side are yet to even concede a goal.
Inter have been much more open, meanwhile, scoring 10 goals but conceding six on their way to seven points from three games.
Antonio Conte’s side are 13/10 favourites to win the derby. The draw is 5/2, with an AC Milan victory 2/1.
Inter are reportedly set to be without a host of players due to Coronavirus quarantine rules, with Alessandro Bastoni, Roberto Gagliardini, Milan Skriniar, Radja Nainggolan, Ionut Radu and Ashley Young all potentially missing for the hosts.
Milan have a host of absentees in defence themselves, however, with Leo Duarte, Mateo Musacchio, Andrea Conti and Matteo Gabbia likely to be missing. Captain Alessio Romagnoli should return after recovering from a calf injury.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also likely to return to the AC Milan side having recovered from Coronavirus. The 39-year-old, who spent three successful years with Inter from 2006 to 2009, scored twice in a 2-0 win over Bologna on the opening day before testing positive for the virus.
It’ll be fascinating to see who performs better on the day between Ibrahimovic and his opposing striker Romelu Lukaku. The pair briefly played together at Manchester United in 2017, and the bookmakers have them equally priced to score anytime at 21/20 (bet365). Both got themselves on the score-sheet in Inter’s 4-2 win in February.
Lukaku’s strike partner Lautaro Martinez, meanwhile, is 7/5 (bet365). Like Lukaku, he has three goals in Inter’s three league matches so far. 14/1 (Sky Bet) for the three aforementioned strikers all to score is an appealing price.
Personally, I’m struggling to see why a draw is comfortably the longest odds of the three outcomes to be honest. With both sides in good form at such an early stage of the season, I feel neither side would be disappointed with avoiding defeat in such a high-stakes game.
10/3 on a score draw, then, looks a good price with both sides looking good offensively and missing key players at the back. Milan’s run of clean sheets has to come to an end at some point and there’s a good chance it’ll do so against a strike partnership as proficient as Lukaku and Martinez are, while if Benevento can score twice against this Inter defence, Milan should be able to get themselves on the score-sheet, too.
Cards should be backed, too, with Maurizio Mariani in charge of a derby. He averages 4.79 yellow cards per game and showed five in his only match so far this campaign.