The focus of European football will zero in on the San Siro this Sunday, when one of the continent’s most venerable and heated rivalries, Inter Milan vs. AC Milan, takes center stage in the 222nd — per Maglia Rossenera — Milan Derby, in a match that will live stream from the San Siro stadium.
In the previous 221 Milan Derby matches, Inter has won 78 times while AC Milan has taken 76 victories, with 67 games ending in a draw. But with Inter Milan sitting in third place, nine points off the leader and defending champions Juventus, and AC Milan still sitting in 11th after a slow start to the 2018/2019 Serie A season, oddsmakers have placed the “home” team, Inter, as favorites in the match, according to The Mirror. While the two teams have shared the San Siro for the last 71 years, Sunday’s Milan Derby is marked as an Inter Milan home game.
Both sides reported in healthy for the always-momentous contest, with AC Milan Coach Gennaro Gattuso naming both former Inter star and Uruguay international Diego Laxalt to his team, along with Mattia Caldara, who was signed from Juventus over the summer, according to Sempre Inter.
Another Uruguayan international, midfielder Matias Vecino, is repeatedly healthy for Inter, despite picking up what looked like an injury playing for his national team over the international break, as Sempre Inter reported.