San Siro – 24th November at 19:45
The 161st Milan derby rounds off the weekend’s European football action and although this fixture is still one of the glamour ties on the annual football calendar, it has lost some of its global significance in recent years as Italian football struggles to re-establish its credibility after numerous scandals and prolonged failure in European club competitions.
Neither Milanese club are having particularly successful seasons so far with AC Milan sitting in 7th place with 17pts and Inter Milan just behind in 9th place on 16pts. But, as with most derby games league position and form often goes out the window with both sides desperate to beat their local rivals and claim the bragging rights.
Regarding form AC have actually only been beaten once in their last 8 games, however that defeat came at home against Palermo at the start of the month and they’ve only picked up 3pts from their last 4 matches. Inter on the other hand have lost 3 of their last 8 games but 3 wins helped to offset those setbacks.
Recent meetings between the two teams have been close, low scoring encounters with just 5 goals seen during the previous 4 matches and that trend looks set to continue with both Milanese clubs significantly below the league averages for goal scoring.
With the likelihood of this match being close it makes sense to have to draw on our side in some fashion so the advised trade is to back AC Milan +0 (draw no bet) at 1.95.