Derby della Madonnina will determine the new Italian Super Cup winner as AC Milan and Inter Milan take on each other in the battle for the inaugural silverware of the season on Wednesday evening at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. AC Milan will be looking for their maiden Super Cup trophy since 2016/17, while their fierce city rivals will defend the crown they have won last year by beating Juventus 2-1 after extra-time.
Inter Milan head into the match as the form favorites, although they did not quite shine in particular either in the four games post the World Cup break. I Nerazzurri, however, do have results to back them up as they have managed three wins and a draw in four outings this year. The lone stalemate came against Monza. All three wins have come by a single-goal margin, including the extra-time success against lower-division Parma in the last week’s R16 clash in Coppa Italia. We will now dig more into our top betting picks and predictions for this match.
AC Milan vs Inter Milan Betting Tips
AC Milan obviously have issues with keeping things quiet at the back these days. They have allowed five goals in three Serie A matches in January. The negative run includes a disappointing 2-2 draw away at Lecce four days ago. The back-to-back draws to Roma and Lecce have significantly halted AC Milan’s push for the title defense in the top flight of Italian football as leaders Napoli are nine points away at the moment.
Inter Milan have managed to cut the gap behind city rivals to just one point after managing seven out of nine points from the previous three league games. They barely went past relegation strugglers Hellas Verona on Saturday afternoon at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (a 1-0 win). Head coach Simone Inzaghi can be worried about his team’s recent attacking showings, but the fact I Nerazzurri have managed two clean sheets in the last three league matches is certainly encouraging.
AC Milan are leaky at the back these days
There are no favorites in city derbies, particularly not in the final of any competition, and particularly knowing that neither team have impressed in the recent matches. However, we do have problems trusting AC Milan’s defense at the moment. The fact they have allowed two goals to Lecce on Saturday while failing to keep a single clean sheet in four outings across competitions this month is enough to persuade us to go for Simone Inzaghi’s squad here. The main pick is Inter Milan to win at the 6/4 odds.
Lautaro scored in three successive appearances for I Nerazzurri
Lautaro Martinez may not have impressed at the World Cup in Qatar last month but he somehow always manages to find the route to the rivaling nets in Inter’s shirt. The Argentinean forward was on target in each of his previous three appearances for I Nerazzurri. The run includes the 1-0 win over Verona four days ago. Lautaro will lead his team’s line in Riyadh and we expect him to have joy against AC Milan’s out-of-form defense. You can back Martinez to score the first goal of the game on Wednesday at the 13/2 odds.