#InterStats Preview – Milan Vs Inter: The Champions League Derby

April 3, 2018 08:30
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There is nothing as exciting in Calcio than a Derby Della Madonnina match between two enthusiastic teams with seasonal objective yet to be achieved. This particular one is practically a Champions League play off match and is expected to be highly-spirited as both sides tends to be in the right form for the match. Inter are unbeaten in their last 4 games against a Milan side that have lost just once in their previous 11 serie A games. The Nerazzurri currently leads the Milan Derby Serie A stats with 62 wins to 51, with 54 ending in stalemates. Below Wednesday’s game is previewed using whoscored.com for what seems to final decider for the City’s bragging rights.

Attack:

Inter have average 1.7 goals per game from 15 shots per game, yielding 50 goals. 30 of those 50 goals scored are from open plays, 13 from set piece, 5 penalties and 1 apiece from counter attack and own goal. The Rossoneri on the other hand have average 1.4 goals from 16.4 shots per game resulting to the 42 goals they have scored this season. Fast rising youngster Patrick Cutrone is the Diavolo top scorer with 7 goals while Inter captain Mauro Icardi leads the Nerazzurri battalion with 24 goals, 6 in his last 2 games.

Defence:

Luciano Spalletti’s men are highly organized and well disciplined with zero red cards and only 21 goals allowed so far (3rd best defensive side in the league). They have managed a clean sheet in each of their last four games and have conceded just 10 goals on the road this season. Milan have conceded 35 goals total from 10.4 shots per game they allowed so far. Inter have average 16.6 tackles per game and 11.2 interceptions per game with D’Ambrosio and Gagliardini leading the army with 2.7 tackles per game and 1.7 interceptions per game respectively. Milan average 14.9 tackles per game and 9.1 interceptions per game with Calabria having 2.9 tackles per game and Bonucci averaging 1.6 interceptions per game.

Moving the ball:

Inter have made 497 short passes per game, 50 long balls per game, 27 crosses per game and 2 through balls per game. Skriniar have average 61.4 passes per game and 91.7% pass success percentage. The Nerazzurri have completed 9.7 dribbles per game, Joao Cancelo has 1.8 dribbles per game. Inter average 54.4% ball possession and 85.6% pass accuracy comparing to Milan’s 54.7% ball possession and 84.8% pass accuracy. 39% of Inter’s attacking threats are coming from the right side, 35% from the left side and the remaining 26% is through the middle. Right winger Candreva average 2.5 key passes per game and 2.1 crosses per game. Majority of Milan’s is also through the right side, that is 40%, 32% is from the left side while the 28% left is coming through the middle.

Whoscored rating leaders:

Perisic (7.45) Icardi (7.39) and Skriniar (7.32) still remain Inter’s best three performers. Suso (7.34), Bonaventura (6.99) and Calhanoglu (6.93) are Milan’s best rated players.

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Daniel Etefia
By Daniel Etefia