Inter Milan veteran Matteo Darmian looks set to start against Juventus at the expense of his teammate Denzel Dumfries.

The Beneamata will host Max Allegri’s men at San Siro in what will be a direct showdown for the Scudetto.

Therefore, Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi will be looking to unleash his strongest possible formation in the Derby d’Italia after making some tweaks to his lineup against Fiorentina.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInter1908, Francesco Acerbi will return to marshall the backline. He joins Alessandro Bastoni and Benjamin Pavard in the back three, thus dropping Stefan de Vrij to the bench.

In the middle of the park, Hakan Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella return after serving suspensions last weekend. They will link up with the always-reliable Henrikh Mkhitaryan, while Davide Frattesi and Kristjan Asllanis start on the bench.

Federico Dimarco will retake his berth on the left side as Carlos Augusto settles for a spot in the dugout. Club captain Lautaro Martinez will spearhead the charge as usual alongside Marcus Thuram in attack.

As the pink newspaper explains, the only remaining doubt in the formation is on the right flank.

Nevertheless, the source tips Darmian to maintain his starting role, leaving Dumfries on the bench.

Matteo Darmian The Favorite To Start Over Denzel Dumfries In Inter Milan Vs Juventus Clash

The Netherlands international has recently returned from a muscular injury. However, Inzaghi currently prefers to rely on Darmian instead, allowing the Dutchman to gradually regain his optimal physical condition.

Moreover, Darmian’s defensive attributes complement Dimarco’s attacking traits, thus preserving a balanced approach on the wings, explains GdS.

Inter Milan Probable XI (3-5-2): Sommer; Pavard, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian (Dumfries), Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Thuram, Lautaro Martinez