Supercoppa Italiana final match preview and prediction

The Supercoppa Italiana final will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday night. The two giants of Calcio will take a break from the hectic Serie A schedule as they face each other for the second time in the Supercoppa Italiana. The Nerazzurri have won the Coppa Italia to face the Scudetto winners AC Milan in the final. Inter Milan are ahead in the Derby Della Madonnina records as they have won 85 times, as compared to their city rival’s 79.

The Nerazzurri are coming into this game with a close 1-0 win over Hellas Verona. While their neighbors managed to come back and get a point against Lecce after going 2-0 down. The Rossoneri have struggled to get going after the World Cup break, as they blew a two-goal lead at home. Moreover, they lost to Torino in the Coppa Italia and are out of the competition again. However, they have gotten the better of Inter in recent derbies, which will give them confidence for this game.

Supercoppa Italiana final: team news, tactics, and prediction

The Italian manager will have Brozovic and Lukaku on bench for this game. Barella should replace Gagliardini, who started against Verona on the weekend. An exciting battle on the right flank is on the cards. Leao and Theo like to overload the flank, so Inzaghi should prepare Dumfries and Skriniar with their defensive positioning. The Dutch defender likes to move up the field and could get caught in transition. Inter will hope that Lautaro continues with his recent goal-scoring form.

Maignan’s injury is a blessing for Inter, as the French keeper has been excellent in the previous derbies. The Nerazzurri will have to win the midfield battle to have control of the game. Also, they could revert to the tactics they used in the Champions League, and against Napoli. Inzaghi went with a pragmatic approach and got the win.

Prediction

The game could go down the wire, considering the form of both teams, but Inter might have an edge as Lautaro has picked up his form recently.

AC Milan 1-2 Inter Milan.

Mangalam Pugalia: Mangalam is a football nerd who contributes as a match analyst at THE INTER WAY. He admires Antonio Conte’s system and can predict what the Nerazzurri manager will do next.
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