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Match Preview: AC Milan vs Inter Milan H2H, Form, Players To Watch and Prediction

Milan could really announce themselves as Scudetto challengers if they can beat the current champions.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan gestures during the UEFA... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

AC Milan face Inter Milan at the San Siro tonight in a massive test for the Rossoneri side and their ambitions for the seasons. Stefano Pioli is missing a number of key players for this encounter but hopefully the team can grind it out similar to recent weeks. This game marks the return of Hakan Calhanoglu to Milan since leaving the club in the summer which presents a good opportunity for Brahim Diaz to shine.

H2H

Milan 0 - 2 Inter

Inter 4 - 2 Milan

Inter 1 - 2 Milan

Inter 2 - 1 Milan (Coppa)

Milan 0 - 3 Inter

Form Guide (all competitions)

Milan: L, W, W, W, D

Inter: W, D, W, W, W

Players to Watch

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The striker must be revved up at the opportunity to hit Inter hard after the drama last season that led to a loss in the Coppa Italia and the league. The striker has not featured much but has been clinical with his few opportunities and turned up in the big games. If he can come through with a similar performance to the one he had against Roma, we can expect some fireworks from our end.

Edin Dzeko

The former Roma man has adjusted well in Milan as he has 7 goals in 11 games thus far. The tall striker has been playing well alongside the midfield unit with good exchanges with the likes of Barella and Calhanoglu. The striker will disturb Tomori as they battle in the air but he will look to pull focus off the wingers and create space for them to attack our more vulnerable wing backs.

Fode Ballo-Toure

Either Ballo-Toure or Kalulu will start and either will occupy a key position in attempting to hush Darmian and Dumfries coming down that wing. Ballo-Toure in particular has the blistering pace to cause issues coming up from the defence and supporting the attack but needs to work on his passing and the ability to control his runs. The defender should keep his position well and aggressively press the midfielders before they get close to the box.

Prediction: Milan 2 - 1 Inter