MILAN - Following the recent international break, Serie A will now make its return in dramatic fashion this weekend. The 167th #DerbyMilano in the league will be taking place on Sunday, with Opta providing all the relevant stats and trivia prior to the inter-city clash.
Inter and Milan have faced off a total of 166 times in Serie A, with the Nerazzurri having the edge in terms of wins, recording 61 in comparison to Milan’s 51. However, the most common scoreline between the two in Serie A has been 1-1, which has occurred in a total of 26 meetings, the last coming in November 2014. During their last 12 Milanese derbies playing as the home side, Inter have only lost on one occasion, picking up eight wins and three draws.
As for current form in Serie A, Inter are unbeaten in their last nine matches. The Nerazzurri have not registered such a run since September 2010, when they then made it to 11. Inter have made more crosses than any other team in the league this season (152), while they’ve also scored the most headed goals (four).
Out of the players who’ve taken at least 10 shots during this year’s campaign, Mauro Icardi is the player with the highest on-target percentage with 81 and also the highest in terms of goals scored from shots had (38). Ten of Ivan Perisic’s 17 assists in Serie A this season have led to goals for Icardi, five of which have been from crosses. Meanwhile, Borja Valero has made 535 passes and he is currently fourth in the Serie A standings this season.
Among the goalkeepers who’ve played the seven matches so far, Samir Handanovic (83 percent) has the best percentage of saves, while Gianluigi Donnarumma has the worst (58 percent).
As for a final point on the two coaches, Luciano Spalletti has won all three matches against Vincenzo Montella in Serie A. Furthermore, Spalletti has came up against Milan on 21 occasions in Serie A, winning on 10 occasions (including the last four most recent matches), also recording four draws and seven defeats.