Inter Milan vs AC Milan Prediction: Coppa Italia Match on 26.01.2021
Lovers of Italian football enjoy a midweek treat as the Serie A race is placed on ice as Milan rivals Inter and AC clash in the Coppa Italia. This game will be played from 19:45 GMT on Tuesday evening and you can follow all the play live on TV. A fiery renewal of this world-famous derby match is expected and that’s great news for armchair fans.
These sides served up a three-goal thriller last time when AC Milan grabbed a nervy 2-1 away win in Serie A in October of last year. Surprisingly, the teams haven’t crossed paths too many times in cup action with the head-to-head stats showing two wins for AC Milan against one for Inter Milan and three draws. Which club will grant their fans the bragging rights here?
Inter upset the Old Lady
Inter Milan booked their place with a win over Fiorentina in the previous round, scraping through thanks to a 2-1 final score. In what was a hard-fought contest they needed extra-time to defeat a determined opponent who equalised through Kouame on 57 minutes after a Vidal penalty had given Milan the lead. Lukaku notched the decisive goal on 119 minutes to settle the game.
Since beating Fiorentina we have seen Inter Milan continue their strong league form in Serie A. They caused an upset when hammering last season’s champions Juventus 2-0 at home but were held to a goalless draw away to Udinese on Saturday. That was a match they were expected to win, and Milan did create their fair share of chances but lacked their usual killer instinct in the final third.
Milan needed penalties
AC Milan also needed a generous helping of luck to get through the last round, beating Torino on penalties despite entering that match as hot favourites. The match ended goalless after 90 minutes and extra-time, meaning spot-kicks were required to settle the tie. AC Milan held their nerve, progressing thanks to a 5-4 score.
Since that nervy win in the Coppa Italia, we saw AC Milan beat Cagliari 2-0 in Serie A to strengthen their title push, but they suffered a painful 3-0 home defeat on Saturday when hosting Atalanta. Home advantage and form was expected to see them through, but squad confidence took a knock that day. The players must dust themselves down in time for Tuesday.
Inter Milan vs AC Milan prediction
This match is expected to be a typical derby with both teams eager to avoid defensive errors while catching their opponents on the break if given the chance. A tense match is likely, and it wouldn’t be a major surprise to see this one go into extra-time. With both teams coming in on the back of a disappointing result at the weekend the players will be eager to make a quickfire return to winning ways and what better way than to beat a rival.
Coppa Italia odds
Inter Milan are 2.625 with AC Milan 3.88 and the draw 2.29.
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