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Serie A 2022-23: AC Milan 0-1 Inter Milan Replay

Published at :February 6, 2023 at 6:16 AM
Modified at :February 6, 2023 at 8:43 AM
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00:45 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the AC Milan vs Inter Milan match in the Serie A 2022-23. The kick-off is just half an hour away! I’m your host Subham Mukherjee and I’ll be keeping you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.

On Sunday night, Stadio Guiseppe Meazza or San Siro hosts yet another Derby Della Madonnina. The struggling AC Milan visit Inter in Matchday 21 of Serie A.

Inter Milan have had a fair run of results in recent weeks and it seems like Inzaghi has finally pulled together his squad which looked a bit out of sorts at the beginning of the campaign. Getting the better of their city rivals AC Milan at Riyadh in the Supercoppa Italiana final just two weeks ago, they will now look to further cement their place as runners-up behind league leaders Napoli in Serie A.

Although the hopes of another Scudetto might have diminished for them, they are just two points ahead of their arch-rivals AC Milan who have dropped down to 5th in the whisker of an eye. After a shocking defeat at home against mid-table Empoli at home in Serie A. Inter have bounced back and claimed back-to-back victories with a 1-2 away victory at Cremonese and a 1-0 victory against Atalanta courtesy of a Matteo Darmian goal in Coppa Italia Quarterfinal. Also, they have been rock solid in defence and have shipped in only five goals at home this season (a feat only matched by AS Roma this campaign) which shows their prowess in that part of the field.

Injury and team news

Marcelo Brozovic is still sidelined due to a calf injury and is expected to return this week. Though, it is highly unlikely that Inzaghi will be risking him at this point of the season. Milan Skriniar was left out of the squad against Sassuolo after his transfer talks to PSG was confirmed. It looks like the defender might have just fallen out of favour in this team. Darmian extended his contract until 2024 which guarantees him a place in the starting line up and he has been in a fine goal scoring form too. Also, Andre Onana continues to remain in goal as Samir Handanovic has a muscle injury and his return date is unknown.

AC Milan have had to make quite a few shuffles in the recent weeks with their defence being of the ultimate concern. Simon Kjaer has looked a bit leggy in the recent weeks. This suggests that Gabbia will take his place while Fikayo Tomori is still out with a hip injury. Also, Ignacio Bennacer will be a major miss in the midfield as he suffered a biceps femoral muscle injury which could keep him sidelined for weeks. Finally, Alessandro Florenzi (Hamstring), Mike Maignan (disrupted calf muscle), Serginho Dest (muscular problems) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (knee surgery) will all stay out of this fixture.

Prediction

Inter Milan have had a better run of form in the past few weeks which gives them an added advantage over their opponents. Though we have to also keep in mind the recent disappointments at San Siro for the Nerrazzurri against AC Milan. Although it is very difficult to call in what is going to happen in one of the oldest derbies in the world. We are just giving Inter a slight edge ahead in this game given the recent run of events in Serie A and all the injury concerns for Pioli’s men.

Prediction:  Inter Milan 1-2 AC Milan.

Telecast Details

India- Viacom18

USA- CBS Sports.

UK- BT Sport.

Nigeria- SportyTV.

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