A report in the Italian press discusses five possible keys to victory for Inter Milan in their Derby della Madonnina clash against AC Milan.

This Monday, the arch-rivals will collide for the second time this season. The last time they met, the Nerazzurri rooted their neighbors by five goals to one.

But this time around, an Inter victory would spell the mathematical end of the title race. Simone Inzaghi’s men can clinch the Scudetto title with what would be a historic win over the Rossoneri.

In today’s edition, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via FcInterNews) listed five factors that could lead Inter towards victory.

The first is a strong start to the match. As the source explains, the Beneamata have won the last five editions of the Derby, and often started on the right foot. So this doesn’t seem to be a mere coincidence.

Five Factors That Can Lead Inter Milan To Victory Over AC Milan

The second key is the fast pace. The Nerazzurri must suffocate their rivals while putting them under pressure. While this has been missing in the club’s most recent outings, this historic occasion should rekindle the team’s desire to win.

The third factor is Inter’s free week. Inzaghi’s men don’t have any midweek obligations, while Milan are embroiled in a battle against AS Roma in the Europa League quarter-finals.

Then we have the flanks who always play an instrumental role in Inter’s victories. Federico Dimarco, Denzel Dumfries and Matteo Darmian often deliver the goods in the Derby. The Nerazzurri will be looking to pounce on Milan’s defensively weak left side.

Finally, the high morale could be a significant factor in this showdown. With five wins in a row, Inter should have the mental edge over their crosstown rivals.