Over the course of the last couple of seasons, the Milan sides, both AC and Inter, have begun to find their feet again in the Serie A. For years, the Milan giants were a shadow of their former selves, and Juventus have continuously run away with the league trophy year-after-year. However, both sides seem to have been rejuvenated of late, and, at the time of writing, the Milan outfits are occupying the first two places in the table, with the Rossoneri in first and Inter narrowly behind in second.
As the second Serie A Derby di Milano of the season approaches, little separates Stefano Pioli’s Milan from Antonio Conte’s Inter on the pitch and in the bet exchange. So, to help make your selection easier, let’s take a look back at the last four Serie A encounters between the two Italian giants. Read on to find out more!
Inter 1-2 AC Milan – 2020/21
The first Derby di Milano on gameweek four of the 2020/21 Serie A season had everything you’d expect from one of the biggest rivalries in world football. There were yellow cards galore and a fair share of goals. Simon Kjær, Franck Kessié, Zlatan Ibrahimović and even manager Pioli were booked for Milan, whilst Marcelo Brozović, Arturo Vidal and Achraf Hakimi picked up yellow cards for Inter. In terms of goals, there was no surprises to see Ibrahimović’s name on the scoresheet. His early penalty was matched by Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanović, but the Swede fired in the rebound. It was a quick double for the 39-year-old as he got on the end of a cross from Rafael Leão four minutes later. Romelu Lukaku got Inter back into the game with a close-range finish in the 28th minute, but AC Milan held onto their lead for the remainder of the game.
Inter 4-2 Milan – 2019/20
If you thought that was an entertaining derby, then let’s cast our minds back to last season and the second Serie A meeting between the pair. Ante Rebić and Ibrahimović gave Milan a 2-0 lead with two quick strikes in the dying embers of the first half. However, Inter sprung into life in the second half. Brozović and Matías Vecino got Conte’s side back on level terms within the first 10 minutes, and that swayed momentum in Inter’s favour. Stefan de Vrij’s bullet header in the 70th minute fired I Nerazzurri into the lead and Lukaku added insult to injury with a 93rd minute header from close range. There were also bookings aplenty, with Milan’s two outshone by Inter’s four.
Milan 0-2 Inter – 2019/20
The first Derby di Milano of last season was a rather drab affair. There was nothing to note from the first 45 minutes, but luckily the game found a bit of life in the second half. There was little Gianluigi Donnarumma could do about Brozović’s deflected shot from the edge of the box just minutes into the second half, and when Lukaku doubled Inter’s lead with a towering header in the 78th minute, there was no coming back for AC Milan. The cards rarely came out of referee Daniele Doveri’s pocket either, with just Andrea Conti, Rebić and Danilo D’Ambrosio picking up yellows.
Milan 2-3 Inter – 2018/19
The second Derby di Milano of the 2018/19 season certainly didn’t disappoint. Vecino gave Inter the lead after just three minutes and Brozović and Ricardo Rodríguez picked up first half yellow cards. de Vrij doubled Inter’s lead early in the second half, before Chelsea loanee Tiémoué Bakayoko got Milan back into the game shortly after. A Lautaro Martínez penalty extended Inter’s lead back to two goals, although their comfortable advantage didn’t last for long as Mateo Musacchio clawed Milan back into it just minutes later. However, Pioli’s side could not find an equaliser.