INT vs MIL Dream11 Prediction: The Milanese derby is upon us as AC Milan take on Inter at their shared stadium, the San Siro, on Saturday. Inter, under the management of Antonio Conte, did very well in the Serie A last season and even reached the Europa League finals. They have had a great start to the season but will be unhappy with their result against Lazio that ended in a 1-1 draw. To make matters worse, they will have a number of players missing due to Covid-19 regulations with the likes of Ashley Young, Milan Skriniar and Radja Nainggolan missing out on the game. That aside, they are still unbeaten in the league, beating Fiorentina 4-3 and Benevento 5-2 away from home. Their archrivals, AC Milan, sit second in the table after a perfect start to the season winning all their games in the Serie A so far. They do have some issues in defence with three injuries in that department. But as they say, form goes out the window when it comes to games as big as this. Inter have won the last 4 Derby della Madonnina and AC will desperately want to end that with their last win coming in December 2017.
Fixture name & competition: Inter vs AC Milan, Serie A
Date & Time: 17th October, 9:30 pm (IST)
Venue: San Siro, Milan
INT – DWWWW
MIL – WDWWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Inter is unbeaten over the last 5 meetings between the two sides, winning 4 and drawing once.
Last meeting: Inter 4-2 Milan (Serie A, 10th February 2020)
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Inter Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Antonio Conte will be worried with Alessandro Bastoni, Alexis Sanchez, Ashley Young, Radu, Matias Vecino, Milan Skriniar, Radja Nainggolan, Roberto Gagliardini and Stefano Sensi unavailable.
Expected changes: Despite the injuries, Inter find themselves with plenty of options. Marcelo Brozovic, Nicolo Barella, Achraf Hakimi and Ivan Perisic will all lineup in midfield with Danilo D’Ambrosio and Aleksander Kolarov both deputizing in defence.
INT Playing 11 (probable):
Samir Handanovic (GK)
Stefan de Vrij
AC Milan Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: AC Milan’s unavailable players' list is not as long as Inter’s but they do have some problems with Leo Duarte, Mateo Musacchio, Matteo Gabbia and Ante Rebic being ruled out.
Doubtful: Stefano Pioli has no doubtful players.
Expected changes: Alexis Saelemaekers is expected to replace Ante Rebic with Alessio Romagnoli and Simon Kjaer to start in the heart of the defence in INT vs MIL Dream11 Team Predictions.
MIL Playing 11 (probable):
Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK)
Bookmakers will have struggled with this one offering similar odds of 2.30 for an Inter win and 3.00 for an AC Milan win. This is a home game for Inter in name only as both clubs have shared this stadium for their entire history and neither team will feel like they’re playing away. Inter have history on their side as they have lost only 1 Derby della Madonn ina in the last 9 games and also won the last 4 derbies but AC Milan has the winning momentum this time around. Both sides are only a shadow of what they used to be back in the day with Juventus’ domination in Italy but that seems to be slowly changing as Antonio Conte’s men gave the Bianconeri a run for their money last season. Armed with long injury lists, there is more than just three points at stake for these old rivals and nothing less than a win will be enough for the fans of either side.
Romelu Lukaku – The big Belgian has had an amazing time at Inter since making the switch from Manchester United. He scored 32 goals in all competitions helping Inter to a second-place finish, just one point off champions, Juventus. Lukaku had a forgettable Europa League final and will want to make things right from the get-go and he has, scoring 3 goals in 3 appearances so far. A good pick in INT vs MIL Dream11 Match Prediction.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – The prolific striker has travelled the world and returned back to AC Milan for a second stint. Having also played for Inter where he racked up 66 goals and 29 assists and has 70 goals and 29 assists for the red half of Milan. With an impeccable goal-scoring record, Ibrahimovic has already kicked off this season with 3 goals in 2 games.
Lautaro Martinez – This lad has been loving life at Inter. At the age of just 23, he scored 21 goals for the Nerazzurri with 5 goals and 1 assist coming in just 6 appearances in the Champions League. He has picked up right from where he left off with 2 goals and an assist in the Serie A this season. He also had a lucrative international break scoring a goal and got an assist for Argentina.
X-factors (differential picks)
Alexis Saelemaekers – The 21-year-old gets a peek into the squad due to the continued absence of Ante Rebic. He is still young and does not have a great goal-scoring record yet but will look to use this opportunity to impress Pioli and when better than on derby day.
Ivan Perisic – Perisic is back at Inter after he enjoyed an excellent loan spell at Bayern Munich where he won the treble with them. He scored 40 goals, providing 36 assists for Inter and will look to resume normal service again when he walks into the San Siro. He has had an assist this season but those numbers will go up soon.
Hakan Calhanoglu – Hakan Calhanoglu has had a great start to the season in the Europa qualifying games where he has scored 4 goals with 2 assists so far and has one assist in the Serie A. He will look to build on his 28 goals and 39 assists for AC Milan that he has accumulated since signing in 2017.