AC Milan vs Inter Milan Betting Preview – 17/03/2019

AC Milan vs Inter Milan Betting Preview – 17/03/2019

AC Milan vs Inter Milan

The weekend’s best Serie A comes live from the San Siro on Sunday evening in the Milan derby, with Gennaro Gattuso’s AC Milan taking on Luciano Spaletti’s Inter. An injury-time header from Mauro Icardi won the game for Inter, making it 1-0 at the death, in the reverse fixture back in October. However, the complexion of the table is quite different this time around, as Gattuso’s men are bang in form and have recently leapfrogged Inter.

There was plenty of pressure on Gattuso and Milan as they looked to be going through another underwhelming season as Gonzalo Higuain was struggling for goals, they were unceremoniously eliminated in the Europa League group stage, and looked unlikely to make the top four when they succumbed to their fourth league defeat of the season, at home to Fiorentina shortly before Christmas. But they’ve totally turned their form around, are now unbeaten in their last ten, drawing with Napoli and Roma before winning each of their last five league matches.

Polish striker Krzysztof Piątek, who arrived from Genoa in January, has been the main difference maker. He’s scored as many league goals as Cristiano Ronaldo (19) and has six goals in six games since joining Milan. The best available odds are 6/4 with Unibet for him to score anytime, while the same bookmaker offers odds of 18/5 that he’ll score first. With Icardi absent, and few other prolific goalscorers on the pitch for either team, if Piatek is to score it’s likely he’ll be the first to do so.

Radja Nainggolan Belgium Inter Milan

In scenes reminiscent of the 2010 title race, Claudio Ranieri is back at Roma and looking to catch Inter. It’s not quite for the Scudetto this time, but Inter are faltering a little bit and their qualification place for next season’s Champions League is under threat. They’ve won just three of their last seven Serie A matches as the other teams pick up form around them, whilst they were knocked out of the Europa League on Thursday evening in a 1-0 loss at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. Another loss here is priced at 11/8 with Ladbrokes and William Hill, with AC Milan strong favourites.

The big story at Inter is the absence of Mauro Icardi, who has gone AWOL ever since a public feud with the club over the captaincy. Having not returned for their vital game against Eintracht Frankfurt, it’s difficult to imagine him back for this one and potentially ever again for Inter. If they are to get a win, it will likely be based on a strong defensive display. Goalkeeper Samir Handanovic – who was exceptional to keep the score down to just 1-0 against Eintracht Frankfurt – and proven, top-class defenders Milan Skriniar and Stefan De Vrij are their biggest assets at the moment. They’ve kept a clean sheet in nine of their last ten league wins, and they’re priced at 4/1 to win and keep a clean sheet with Bet365.

Recommended Bets:

Krzysztof Piątek to score first at 18/5 with Unibet – BET HERE

AC Milan to win at 11/8 with William Hill – BET HERE

Bet365 offer banner