AC Milan - Inter prediction and analysis
Cup winner Inter will face champions Milan in a derby for the Italian Super Cup.
Where the first trophy of Botusa's 2022/23 campaign will be up for grabs.
This will be their first meeting in Saudi Arabia.
Adding a new dimension to the historic rivalry between these two teams, popularly known as the 'Madonina Derby'.
The Nerazzurri will be looking to defend the trophy they won after beating Juventus last time out.
But Milan is chasing a hat trick.
After the team won their last two Super Cup final appearances as reigning Serie A champions.
This will be the 35th edition of the Super Cup and the twelfth time it has been held outside Italy.
Inter will play for the trophy for the eleventh time in their history.
Thanks to last season's triumph, the Nerazzurri have won it six times.
In my opinion, the chances of Simone Inzaghi's team are even greater now.
Especially considering Milan's shaky performance in recent weeks (1-3-3).
On the other hand, Inter act very concentrated and are ready to punish every mistake of their eternal rival.
Lautaro Martinez has scored in each of the Nerazzurri's last three games, twice before the 25th minute.
And he scored a penalty in last year's Super Cup final.
That's why I included him in this combined football prediction for this match.
Milan - statistics and info
This Italian Super Cup game hardly comes at the best time for the Milan team.
As the Rossoneri remained winless in their previous 3 official matches .
Two of them were in Serie A and ended with the same result – 2-2 against Roma and Lecce.
But while against the Wolves, Milan dropped the victory at the very end of the match, squandering a lead of 2 clear goals.
Against Lecce, Stefano Pioli's players were playing catch-up after trailing 0-2 at halftime.
Before they could equalize in the second half.
Between these 2 draws , the giant from Milan allowed himself to be eliminated from the tournament for the Italian Cup .
After finishing 1-1 in regular time, however, they went down to the remaining 10-man Torino team.
Inter - statistics and info
Inter warmed up for this match with a better result than their rivals, beating Verona 1-0.
To extend their unbeaten streak to 11 matches (8-3-0) in all competitions, including controls.
However, there are concerns in the Nerazzurri camp.
And manager Simone Inzaghi has complained about a busy fixture schedule that has left his squad a little tired.
Inzaghi insists his command must continue to play match for match.
And hopefully get more players back in top form so there are options.
But before that, it's time for the 234th edition of one of the most played derbies in the world.
So Inzaghi's players will probably grit their teeth and go for the win.
With which to defend the Italian Super Cup won last season.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Tatarusanu; Calabria, Tomori, Calulu, Hernandez; Benasser, Tonali; Salemakers, Diaz, Leao; Giroud
Injured: Ibrahimovic, Krunic, Rebic, Meinyan
Lineup: Onana; Skriniar, Acherby, Bastoni; Dumfries, Gagliardini, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Martinez, Jacko
Injured: Handanovic, Brozovic, Lukaku (questionable)
Matches between Milan - Inter
|SA||03/09/22||Milan 3:2 Inter|
|KI||19/04/22||Inter 3:0 Milan|
|KI||01/03/22||Milan 0:0 Inter|
|SA||05/02/22||Inter Milan 1:2|
|SA||07/11/21||Milan 1:1 Inter|
|SA||02/21/21||Milan 0:3 Inter|