AC Milan vs Inter Milan predictions and betting tips for this Sunday’s Milan derby on March 17th with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
The Milan derby returns on Sunday night, and it provides a chance for AC Milan to continue their sensational run of form. The Rossoneri have been excellent in recent weeks, and are looking for their sixth consecutive victory here. Inter haven’t been anywhere as near as consistent as their city rivals, and were eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday night. Can Luciano Spalletti’s men get back to winning ways? See our AC Milan vs Inter Milan predictions below.
This game is always one of the standout fixtures of the Serie A season, but it also doubles up as a third place play-off game. There is just a single point seperating these two sides coming into this fixture, and it could be another closely-fought encounter. However, AC Milan will have a significant advantage, given that they have had a week to prepare for this tie. AC Milan haven’t been beaten since mid-December, and they’ve very assured in recent weeks. The addition of Krzysztof Piatek has been a masterstroke, and they now carry a huge threat going forward. They had to work hard for their victory over Chievo last weekend, but they took their chances, and will be feeling confident of extending their unbeaten sequence. Gennaro Gattuso has a near-fully fit squad to choose from, and he’ll be aiming to rally his troops ahead of this one. Inter’s inconsistencies have caused them problems this campaign, they put in a terrible performance on Thursday night, with Spalletti desperately short on options. He has a number of injuries to contend with, plus stayaway striker Mauro Icardi isn’t yet to come back into the fold. The problems are mounting up for Nerazzuri, and a defeat here could leave them level on points with Roma. AC Milan have won just one of the last five meetings between these sides, but they should be able to collect three points here. The hosts are the first of our Serie A predictions on Sunday.
There haven’t been many goals between these sides in recent meetings, and that trend could continue here. Inter have been short on firepower in recent weeks, with the obvious exception of their 3-3 draw against Fiorentina. AC Milan have kept five consecutive clean sheets at the San Siro, including a 0-0 draw with Napoli. They will aim to keep things tight, and they could keep their arch-rivals off the scoresheet here. Inter’s lack of personnel may improve ahead of this tie, and they still remain tough to score against. Handanovic was excellent on Thursday night, and he may be able to keep the score down once again. Dalbert and Kwadwo Asamoah do return to the side for this tie, and that should help sure things up. Under 2.5 Goals is reasonably short, but it’s the second of our AC Milan vs Inter Milan betting tips.
There’s only one man to back in this market. The aforementioned Krzysztof Piatek has been flying lately, and he got on the scoresheet last weekend. He’s on 19 for the campaign, and is just one goal behind the effervescent Fabio Quagliarella. He’s aiming to score in his first derby appearance, and on current form, it’s hard to back against him. He’s given them a focal point, and he’s got a superb conversion rate. He hasn’t been afraid to score in bigger games this season, having already found the net against Roma, Napoli and Atalanta since joining the club. He is the third of our AC Milan vs Inter Milan betting tips for this fascinating Sunday night clash.
Unsurprisingly, given their current form, AC Milan start as favourites in this game. They can be backed at 7/5 to pick up three points, and move a step closer to securing third place in Serie A. Inter did beat their rivals earlier in the campaign, and can be backed at 11/5, whilst the draw is available at 21/10. There is very rarely much between these two sides.
There have been very few goals in recent meetings, but 2017’s games saw nine goals between the pair. Anyone who fancies another thriller can back Both Teams to Score? Yes at 4/5 with Over 2.5 Goals even bigger at 6/5.
Krzysztof Piatek is the 10/3 favourite to net the first goal of the game, and he is likely to be heavily involved once again. Lautaro Martinez wasn’t eligible to play on Thursday night, so he should be well-rested ahead of this tie, and is available at 6/1 to net the opener. Ivan Persisic is always very handy, and he’s priced at 8/1 to net the first goal of the match.