The Milan Derby is one of the best rivalry matchups in all of sports, and this season we get to watch these two Serie A rivals tangle two extra times in the Champions League semifinals. The last time these teams met in this competition, the second leg was abandoned due to flares being launched onto the field in 2005, to give you an idea of the level of intensity to expect here. In our soccer betting picks for Wednesday, we break down AC Milan vs Inter Milan in the Champions League semis.
AC Milan vs Inter Milan Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Draw (+215)|
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This game will be played at San Siro at 3:00 PM ET on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.
Why Bet on the Draw:
✅ AC Milan has drawn in five of their last eight matches.
✅ With both teams playing in Milan, the home advantage for both teams will be muted in this tie.
✅ Both teams should come out playing somewhat conservatively, knowing that a loss in this match would really put them behind the eight-ball for the second leg.
AC Milan comes into the semifinal round of the Champions League having avoided a loss in nine straight matches dating back to mid-March in all competitions. In the Champions League, they have defeated Tottenham and Napoli in the knockout rounds, with their two-legged triumph over the Serie A champions being incredibly impressive. But Milan supporters would trade all of that for a trip to the Champions League Final at the expense of rivals Inter.
So far in this Champions League campaign, it has been Olivier Giroud who has been the target man for Milan. He has scored five goals in this year’s competition, putting him in a tie for sixth among 2022-23 Champions League goal scorers. If Giroud can get on the scoresheet here, it could send shockwaves throughout Milan and give his team a leg up over Inter.
Inter Milan also has an impressive unbeaten run going, winning their last five matches and going six straight without a loss. Their path to the Champions League semifinal has gone straight through Portugal, with Simone Inzaghi’s squad knocking out Porto and Benfica to reach the semifinal round. But with no more Portuguese clubs to conquer, Inter now have to take out their closest rivals to reach another Champions League Final.
The depth of the Inter attack is certainly impressive, with Edin Dzeko, Romelu Lukaku, and Lautaro Martinez all posing significant threats. The question will be whether any or all of them are capable of handling the significant pressure of this moment with so much on the line.