“It’s normal to feel excited when you go back to a place where you’ve worked and been successful before,” Mancini added.

“I’ve spoken to president Thohir about all sorts of things and I got a really good impression. The president seems to be very passionate about Inter and that’s important.”

With San Siro sold out for the derby: 79.173 tickets has been sold. With an astonishing €3.324.594 (Serie A record) income generated.

 

Match facts:

  • This will be 212th Milan Derby: the Nerazzurri lead by 76 wins to 74, with 62 draws.
  • AC Milan have suffered the most defeats and conceded the most goals (223) in Serie A right against Inter.
  • AC Milan won the last Milan Derby in Serie A (1-0) after being winless in the five previous matches against Inter (D1 L4).
  • The last 12 league derbies between these two teams have seen 11 red cards: five picked up by the Rossoneri and six taken by the Nerazzurri.
  • AC Milan are winless in their last four league clashes (D3 L1).
  • Inter have won only two of their last seven Serie A games (D2 L3).
  • The Nerazzurri are the team with the most goals conceded in the first 15 minutes of play (5) so far. (via Opta)

 

Possible starting lineup: 

A.C Milan (4-2-3-1): Diego Lopez, Rami, Mexes, Zapata, De Sciglio, Essien, Muntari, Bonaventura, Menez, El Shaarawy, Torres.

Inter Milan (4-3-2-1): Handanovic, Nagatomo, Ranocchia, Juan Jesus, Dodo, Guarin, Kuzmanovic, Obi, Kovacic, Palacio, Icardi.

Match Prediction:

A.C Milan 2-1 Inter Milan