Inter vs Milan by Enzo
In comparison to previous few seasons and the start of it, Inter is having close to a perfect start now with six victories and just one draw (away to Bologna couple of weeks ago), as the side sits currently at second position together with Juventus and having just two points less than Serie A leaders from Napoli.
Looking back at previous season, now a Champions League group stage remains as a realistic target, but the team will need to continue working on it in the same manner. In the previous round they won over Benevento a bit maybe more difficult than what was expected, as the side quickly took the double lead via Brozovic in 19th and 22nd minute, but conceded near the end of the first halftime via D'Alessandro, while the players of Inter failed to re-gain the double lead inspite of many chances created during the repetition.
They have all three victories at home so far without a goal conceded and surely that nothing but a victory would count in their local derby against biggest rival. Home team will miss midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (5/2) and he should be their only absentee. Defender Joao Cancelo is doubtful with a knee problem.
Milan, on the other side, seems to have continued where they stopped the previous season, as the team already has three defeats in first seven rounds and are already way below the table leaders having nine points less than Napoli and are already trailing three points in comparison to Europa League placed Roma.
In the most recent game, they suffered 0:2 home defeat against Roma, showing that the side needs much more experience in such matches in order to match top level teams in Serie A. They didn't generally look bad, but lacked to be more concrete in attack, while the visitors exploited their chances well, waited for it and get it, sealing the three pointer thanks to goals from Dzeko in 72nd and Florenzi in 77th minute, leaving no time for home team to reply back, while home team's midfielder Calhanoglu got red carded in 80th minute and the game was pretty much over for them.
Midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu (7/0) is suspended, while injured remains defender Andrea Conti (2/0) with a knee injury. Doubtful are defenders Mateo Musacchio, Luca Antonelli and striker Nikola Kalinic.
Inter looked so far as much more as a unit, as a squad. Milan already lost two "bigger" matches against Lazio and Roma, conceding six in these two and I can't see improving all of the sudden against a strong opponent. They are on a poor streak with two consecutive defeats and without a goal scored in these two and Inter now has a perfect chances to keep up their momentum.