MILAN – It’s time for the derby and Inter are getting ready for the 171st edition of the match in Serie A. Overall, the Nerazzurri are ahead with 64 wins compared to AC Milan’s 51. There have been 55 draws. The Nerazzurri also have a positive record in away derbies, with Inter winning 31 of the 85 matches when Milan were the designated home side in addition to 29 defeats and 25 draws.
In recent results, Inter are unbeaten in six of the last six league matches against AC Milan.
The second half has seen the most action in recent encounters. Apart from Vecino’s goal three minutes in last season in the second derby, nine of the last ten derby goals have been scored in the second half.
On Saturday, the two best defences in Serie A will face off, with both having only conceded one goal in the past three games.
Handanovic and Donnarumma are the two goalkeepers with the highest save percentages this season (88% for both) and both have two clean sheets. Out of the top five players this Serie A season for passes completed, there are two Milan players and the Nerazzurri duo of Brozovic (268) and Skriniar (240).
Lautaro Martinez scored in his only Serie A appearance against Milan, while Antonio Candreva is the best goalscorer in the current Inter squad against Milan with three goals. Matteo Politano has been involved in a goal in his last three away appearances in the league against AC Milan with two goals and one assist.
Borja Valero’s first Serie A goal was scored at the Meazza against Milan in November 2012.
Stefan de Vrij made his Serie A debut at San Siro against Milan in August 2014 and his last goal in the competition was scored against the Rossoneri back in March.
There have been no prior meetings in Serie A between Antonio Conte and Marco Giampaolo. The Nerazzurri Coach has lost only one of his last seven Serie A matches against AC Milan, winning four and drawing two.