A negative streak and a first since 2016: All the key stats ahead of Milan vs. Inter

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will be looking to make it 11 wins out of 12 in Serie A when they face their city rivals and defending Serie A champions Inter at San Siro.

The Nerazzurri are currently seven points behind the Rossoneri but are looking to close that gap to four with a win tonight having had the better of recent meetings in the iconic Derby della Madonnina. You can read our pre-match preview here, while below are the best stats ahead of the game…

➤ Inter have scored the most Serie A goals against Milan (246 in 174 meetings), while the Rossoneri have lost 67 such matches against the Nerazzurri: against no other side have they suffered more defeats in the competition (level with Juventus).

➤ Inter have won five of their last six Serie A Milan Derbies (L1), scoring 14 goals and conceding six.

➤ Milan have lost their last three Serie A Derbies at home; only once in their Serie A history have they lost more successive such matches – each of the first five in the competition between 1929 and 1934.

➤ Milan will play a Serie A Derby with at least seven more points than Inter for the first time since November 2016 – back then, Montella’s AC Milan had eight more points than the rivals, managed by Pioli (the match ended 2-2).

➤ Milan have won 10 of their opening 11 Serie A matches for the first time in their history, including the last seven in a row – they last won eight league successive games in September 2006 (nine under Carlo Ancelotti).

➤ Since the beginning of 2020, Milan and Inter have gained the most Serie A points: 155 in 70 matches each (2.2 per game on average).

➤ No player has received a red card in the last 15 Serie A Milan Derbies, after 11 players had been sent off in the previous 11 such matches

➤ Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored six goals in six Serie A derbies for Milan against Inter: for the Rossoneri he’s scored more goals only against AS Roma (seven). Only Gunnar Nordahl (11), Andriy Shevchenko (8) and Altafini (7) have netted more goals than him for AC Milan against Inter in the competition

➤ Inter’s Edin Dzeko has scored five Serie A goals against Milan, four of these at the Meazza Stadium – since his debut in the competition (2015/16), he has scored the most goals in away matches against the Rossoneri in Serie A.

➤ Milan are Joaquín Correa’s favourite target in the Italian top-flight (four goals): he has scored a brace in each of his last four league games in which he found the net, including two goals against the Rossoneri for Lazio in April 2021.

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