After going through to the semi-finals in the Coppa Italia, Nerazzurri will shift their focus to Inter vs AC Milan in Serie A. It has been hard to catch Napoli this season, as both Milan clubs have had a poor run of form this season. The Rossoneri have been in one of the worst runs after the World Cup break, as they have won only against Salernitana since the restart. Their recent embarrassing 5-2 loss at home to Sassuolo has brought them down to 5th position in Serie A.
The Nerazzurri have steadied their ship after the break, but the loss to Empoli and the draw with Monza means it would be hard to catch Napoli. They will have immense confidence coming into this game, as they have won against Milan recently. Moreover, they have found their offensive form with Lautaro leading the line. The Argentine has scored six goals since the break, including one against Milan in Supercoppa Italiana.
Inter vs AC Milan: team news, tactics, and prediction
Stefano Pioli’s side have struggled with injuries recently, especially at the back. Maignan’s injury has hit them the most, as the French keeper is one of the best keepers in the league. Tomori and Florenzi’s injury have depleted their backline too. Inter will try to exploit their defense with their in-form forwards. Lukaku had a good game against Atalanta, but Dzeko will replace him for this game. Skriniar will be back after serving his suspension, but Lautaro will be wearing the captain’s armband from now.
AC Milan desperately need to find their form, as they are at risk of finishing outside the top four. Pioli will rely on Leao and Giroud to disrupt Inter’s defense which has been inconsistent this season.
The Nerazzurri should gather all three points according to their recent form. Moreover, they will take motivation from their recent 3-0 win over Milan.
Inter Milan 2-1 AC Milan.