Milan vs Inter (1-1) November 7, 2021 Preview and match statistics

The Derby della Madonnina between Inter and Milan takes place this weekend and is sure to be one of the most contested in years, as both teams remain in the race for the Serie A title.

Currently, Napoli and Milan lead the way at the top of the table with 31 points from their first 11 games, with Inter in third place, seven points behind pace.

Any victory for the Nerazzurri would close that gap to four points.

Inter’s head coach Simone Inzaghi has the luxury of having a team in top form to choose from for the derby.

Samir Handanovic will start behind about three probably behind Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij and Alessandro Bastoni.

There could be some changes in midfield since the Champions League win against Sheriff, with Denzel Dumfries, Hakan Calhanoglu and Ivan Perisic instead of Matteo Darmian, Arturo Vidal and Federico Dimarco.

Calhanoglu, if he does play, will join a long list of players who have played for both Inter and Milan in the derby.

Lautaro Martínez and Edin Dzeko will partner at the top.

As for Milan, they have some injuries and fitness problems.

Mike Maignan is out so Ciprian Tatarusanu will remain in goal.

Hernández is suspended, which means that Fode Ballo-Toure could be selected in the last four alongside Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori and Davide Calabria.

Franck Kessie was off for Champions League duties for the week, so he could return in place of Sando Tonali in midfield.

Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Díaz and Rafael Leao could support lone striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will likely be restored to the starting eleven in place of Olivier Giroud.

Inter v Milan: Possible XI

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