AC Milan vs Inter Milan 05/04/2014 Free Serie A Soccer Pick and Preview
Ac Milan (14-9-12)Inter Milan (14-15-6)
Sunday 4th May 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Ac Milan 29/20 Draw 12/5 Inter Milan 2/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports; Bein Sports
A pretty poor season for both Milan clubs is highlighted by the fact fifth place in the league table is probably the highest either team can finish with Inter the clear favourites to finish there. Inter Milan have had an up and down season, with Walter Mazzarri in charge the team have struggled against the top sides but the problem for Inter throughout the season has been the number of draws. If Inter could have converted half of those into wins they would be a clear third and in the Champions League next season as it is Inter will have to make do with Europa League football and another year of rebuilding. Up front Inter have been heavily reliant on Palacio and youngster Icardi. There is a heavy Argentine influence on this Italian side with eight squad members from Argentina.
The Seedorf years have begun at Ac Milan, will they last? It looked uncertain after he took over as Milan just could not winand questions about his appointment were being asked but Ac Milan have now won five of their last six losing last time out to red hot Roma and there is no shame in that. Wins over Genoa and Fiorentia were impressive and while Mario Balotelli, Taarabt and Pazzini(the former Inter striker) have been the scoresheet of late its been a tough year for Ac Milan up front.
Will the San Siro see another classic Milan derby? Having looked at the statistics its hard to find any value in the markets. Of the last four games Ac have won two and Inter have won two. Inter have drawn four of their last six games and Ac Milan have won five of their last six. I think this game could well end as a stalemate. On paper both teams defences would look to have an advantage. I''m going to take the draw. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo