AC Milan vs Inter Milan Preview
It’s great to see these two behemoths of European football in the Champions League semi-final stage and a mouth-watering double header awaits.
The San Siro will host both matches and home advantage will count for very little, though AC Milan are the designated home side for the first leg.
Both clubs have failed to inspire confidence in Serie A predictions this season but it has been a fantastic campaign for fans across the city when it comes to the Champions League.
Italy will be represented in the Champions League final for the first time since 2016/17 and the jury is out on which Milan side will advance to the showpiece.
History is well and truly on the side of AC Milan. The Rossoneri have advanced to the next round on both occasions when the Milan clubs have been matched up.
However, there’s no time like the present and Inter are arguably better placed to prevail. It won’t be straightforward but the Nerazzurri are the stronger of the two teams.
Inter head into this fixture off the back of five wins in a row in all competitions and it would be fair to say that confidence is high in that camp.
Meanwhile, Milan have been inconsistent – winning three of their last eight games. That doesn’t tell the whole story though as they are unbeaten in nine matches.
With that in mind, we can expect a tight contest at the San Siro. Football betting odds for a low scoring game are well worth checking out, under 2.5 goals looks likely.
For me, I fancy Inter to get the job done over two legs and they can snag a first leg lead if everything goes to plan. Without a doubt, they are the more ‘complete’ Milan side.
My best bet of this game is for Inter to win to nil. It could be cagey, it might even be a bit tedious at times but I won’t mind as long as the Nerazzurri get the win.
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AC Milan silenced their critics in 2021/22 as they lifted the Serie A title for the first time in over a decade but can they defend the Scudetto crown this season?
If you bet on football regularly, you’ll know all about Milan and their illustrious history. Here, we’ll be providing Milan betting previews on every Rossoneri fixture.
AC Milan Club History
Founded in 1899, AC Milan is a club steeped in history. Englishman Alfred Ormonde Edwards was the club’s first official president but it wasn’t long before controversy struck.
Milan survived a split in 1908, with a group of players deciding to leave and create a new club – now known as Inter Milan.
Inter and AC have competed against each other over 100 times, with the Milan derby earning the title “Derby della Madonnina” after the status of the Virgin Mary at the nearby Cathedral.
Nowadays, the two clubs share the San Siro but AC Milan actually played at five different stadiums before moving to their current home in 1926.
Milan have paid tribute to two of their greatest ever players by retiring jersey numbers; the number 6 shirt worn by Franco Baresi and the number 6 shirt owned by Paolo Maldini.
Both players dedicated around 20 years of service to the club and their legacy as Milan legends is firmly entrenched in the club’s annals.
One of the biggest clubs in the world, AC Milan became the most successful European team in the history of international football when they won the FIFA Club World Cup – their 18th major trophy in international competition.
Milan Honours List
Serie A: 1901, 1906, 1907, 1950–51, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1967–68, 1978–79, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2010–11, 2021–22
Serie B: 1980–81, 1982–83
Coppa Italia: 1966–67, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1976–77, 2002–03
Supercoppa Italiana: 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2004, 2011, 2016
Champions League: 1962–63, 1968–69, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94, 2002–03, 2006–07
European Cup Winners' Cup: 1967–68, 1972–73
UEFA Super Cup: 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007
Intercontinental Cup: 1969, 1989, 1990
FIFA Club World Cup: 2007
Milan Competitions This Season
Like arch rivals Inter, Milan started the 2022/23 season competing in four tournaments: Serie A, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana and the Champions League.
The main aim this campaign will be to retain the Scudetto title, though Milan are likely to face stiff competition from the likes of Inter, Juventus and Napoli throughout 2022/23.
The Coppa Italia is Italy’s equivalent of the FA Cup and is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious cup competitions in world football.
Can Milan lift the famous trophy for the sixth time? It would be foolish to back against them in the sports betting markets for that particular competition.
A Supercoppa Italiana bonanza awaits as Milan and Inter do battle in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A win for the Rossoneri will cement their status as the team to beat in Italy’s fashion capital.
Last but not least, we have the Champions League. At the time of writing, Milan have navigated their way to the knockout stages of the competition and Tottenham Hotspur are next up.
Can we see Milan scale the heights of Europe’s elite club competition once again? Those into Serie A predictions will be hoping to see the red and black advance deep into the tournament.
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