The Derby is less than 24 hours away. While we wait for the two teams to take to the pitch, the time has come to look at AC Milan v Inter from a statistical perspective. Here are the main facts and figures ahead of the big showdown on matchday 12 in Serie A, a game which will kick off at 20:45 CET on Sunday 7 November at San Siro:
1- AC Milan and Inter are set to face each other in Serie A for the 175th time. There have been 67 Nerazzurri wins and 52 Rossoneri victories, with 55 draws completing the picture.
2- AC Milan are heading into a Serie A Derby with at least seven more points than Inter for the first time since November 2016. On the eve of that match, Pioli’s Nerazzurri trailed Montella’s Rossoneri by eight points, with the game going on to finish 2-2.
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3- The Rossoneri have won ten of their first eleven Serie A fixtures of the season for the first time in their history, including their last seven games. The last time they recorded more successive victories was in September 2006, back when Ancelotti was at the helm (nine in that case).
4- Inter (30) and AC Milan (12) are the two sides with the longest ongoing runs in Serie A in terms of goals in consecutive matches.
5- Since the start of 2020, AC Milan and Inter are the two teams that have earned the most points in the league: both have picked up 155 in 70 matches (an average of 2.2 per game).
6- Inter (28) and AC Milan (25) are the two teams who have scored the most goals during the current Serie A season, even if they occupy third (Inter 170) and fifth (AC Milan 156) position in terms of shots attempted.
7- Out of all the currently active players, Zlatan Ibrahimović has the most goals in Derby della Madonnina showdowns in Serie A: eight, six of which he scored for the Rossoneri.
8- Brahim Díaz’s next appearance will be his 50th for AC Milan in all competitions. The Spaniard has played a total of 60 minutes against Inter since becoming a Rossoneri player, which came in the Coppa Italia in January 2021.
9- Olivier Giroud could become the second player to score in each of his very first four Serie A home games for AC Milan since the start of the three-points-per-win era, after Balotelli in 2013 (they are already the only ones to have done so in the first three).
10- Stefano Pioli could become the first AC Milan coach to win two Serie A matches against Inter since Massimiliano Allegri. The Rossoneri have emerged victorious in their last five home fixtures in the league: Pioli could become the first tactician to lead the Diavolo to six consecutive Serie A victories at San Siro since Allegri in 2013 (eight). Pioli took charge of 23 matches in the Italian top flight while in the Inter dugout from November 2016 to May 2017.
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