Milan - Inter
Today we have the biggest Italian derby between Milan and Inter, so after many years we have besides the match for fan competition and competitive significance of the match because the table tells us that the host is second, right behind the championship leader against whom he meets today.
Inter had a whole week to prepare for this important duel because they had no other obligations since the game with Lazio (3:1) last weekend, while Milan played the first match of the knockout phase of the Europa League in Belgrade against Red Star (2:2), so had less time to prepare for the match, but still rested most of his key players while Bennacer suffered a muscle injury in that match in Belgrade, as well as Mandzukic, who is obviously not ready enough, so the Rossoneri will be without the two of them today.
On the other hand, Inter will not be able to count on Sensi while Vidal is in question, everyone else is ready.
For the sake of comparison, they recently met in the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup, where Inter celebrated (2:1) after a reversal in an exciting finale and broke the match, and in that match referee Valeri awarded as many as 8 yellow and 1 red cards.
I expect something similar today, although Doveri is much milder this season in punishing players, but I think he will not have much choice and will be forced to sanction the behavior of the players in this derby, the stakes are high and therefore the limit is high but I consider it worth the risk.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 21.02. 15:00h