Bookies.com present the best bets for Inter and AC in the upcoming Milan derby
One of the most fiery, feisty and eagerly awaited fixtures in the Italian football calendar is back, as Inter Milan and AC Milan match-up in the always dramatic Derby della Madonnina.
The San Siro-sharing sides clash for the first time this term, in what could prove to be a crucial campaign for both fallen giants’ hopes of a return to continental action.
Technically the home team, Roberto Mancini’s Nerazzurri have had the better start to the season, with two wins on the trot, so are 13/10 match favourites with Betfred to claim bragging rights for the black and blue half of Milan.
Striker Stevan Jovetic, on loan in Lombardy from Manchester City, will be key to any Inter victory, having got off to a sensational start in his Serie A return.
Two goals in three games while leading from the front for Mancini’s men means Jovetic is an excellent 11/2 shot with Sky Bet to draw first blood against their bitter city rivals, or an enticing 11/1 by the same bookies to equal or better his brace from last time out.
Should the awesomely in-form Montenegro marksman not tickle your fancy, joint-top Serie A top scorer from last season Mauro Icardi also available at tempting prices. Not one to share the limelight, the lethal Argentine is a best market 19/10 with 888.com to be on target anytime, though he is still an injury doubt for this encounter.
“For now we have one player in doubt, Icardi, but he’s recovering and we will see if we will manage to get him playing,” medical staff coordinator Piero Volpi told press.
The Nerazzurri have notably upgraded their rearguard during the off-season and as Milan derbies are traditionally tight, Inter are 29/10 by BetVictor to win to nil, or a 7/4 shout with bet365 to keep a clean sheet.
As both Milan derby duels last term ended in a draw, with only narrow wins for both in the previous two outings before that, punters can pounce on odds of 12/5 for a splitting of the spoils between these enemies once more.
AC Milan, meanwhile, will be hoping a victory (9/4 with Coral) against their noisy neighbours will kick-start this campaign, which has begun with a triumph and a defeat.
Attacking trio Luiz Adriano (9/4 by Sky Bet), Carlos Bacca (27/11 from 888.com)and Keisuke Honda (12/5 with William Hill) are all intriguing anytime prices, though opponent Jovetic is a more convincing chance at 2/1 in the same market by Sky Bet.
Bookies.com betting tip: Jovetic @ 11/2 from Sky Bet to score first
All odds were correct at time of posting.