AC Milan vs Inter Milan 31 January 2016: Serie A Preview and Predictions
AC Milan (6th) Inter Milan (4th)
31 Jan 2016/ 1445ET
AC Milan:13/10 Draw:23/10 Inter Milan: 5/11 See the Latest Odds
The Milan derby was once one of the most anticipated football match not only in Italy, but all around the world. This game has had all the big names from Ronaldinho to Shevchenko playing in it and as a result it is sad to see this match today as it is not even a shade of what it once one. The Milanese glory days are well gone now and both clubs are in the rebuilding stage but nevertheless there is still a lot of passion in this game and it should be an exciting encounter.
Out of these two teams, Inter Milan have probably had the better season and are in contention for Champions League spots but they are not playing football at a level that is too much better than that at which AC Milan are operating. This should lead to a great contest since both sides are well matched on both sides of the pitch.
This game will be decided by two real battles. The first one is that of the central midfielders. Inter Milan have a very strong midfield and this allows them to dominate the middle of the park. If they can do this at the San Siro this weekend, then they will create a ton of chances for the front men who will be up against a weak AC Milan backline.
The second battle will be trying to restrict AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca. This guy is in incredible form and is an insanely good player. If he can get a few chances, then AC Milan might just have enough to get a win in front of their home fans. A win in this match will be a huge boost for either club so I am expecting 100% from everyone involved.
Overall I see this ending as a draw. Both sides are evenly matched and I think that the safety net of a draw will appeal to both managers. This is also a good bet since we are getting a good price and it should be quite a safe result.