Competition: Serie A Date: Sunday 20th November 2016 Venue: San Siro Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT
Midfielder Andrea Bertolacci remains sidelined for the next four weeks due to a thigh injury, and is joined by long term absentee Riccardo Montolivo.
Italy defender Alessio Romagnoli picked up a slight groin strain on International duty, however, he should be fit for the weekend alongside forward M’Baye Niang who has recovered from flu.
Meanwhile, Internazionale could name an unchanged side that beat Crotone a fortnight ago, led by captain Mauro Icardi who is Serie A’s leading goal-scorer with 10 goals.
Two of Italy’s footballing giants lock horns in Serie A this weekend, when AC Milan take on city rivals Inter Milan in the hugely anticipated Derby di Milano on Sunday night.
The Rosseroni fans will feel a huge sense of optimism heading into derby day, who are unbeaten in their last five matches, including four wins which has moved Milan up to third on the table a point behind second placed Roma.
Head coach Vincenzo Montella has brought new belief into the players this season, who’ve stepped up to the plate after a disappointing 7th place finish last year and missing out on Champions League football.
Their standout performance came in the 1-0 win over reigning champions Juventus last month, and the Gaffa will be hoping his side can produce another stella display against their city rivals on Sunday.
In contrast, Inter Milan come into the city derby in disarray following the sacking of manager Frank de Boer earlier this month after a poor start to the campaign, with just three wins from their opening nine league matches.
The Dutchman has now been replaced by ex-lazio boss Stefano Pioli who has brought some stability at the club with back-to-back home wins over Torino and recently Crotone.
However, he faces a tough ask at the weekend against a high-flying AC Milan outfit and he’ll need to change Inter’s fortunes on the road who have lost three straight games away from home and only picked up two wins on their travels this season.
AC Milan will be tipped favorites for victory on Sunday, having won their last four home matches at the San Siro, and in the corresponding fixture last season the Rossoneri came out comfortable 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Alex, Carlos Bacca and M’Baye Niang.
Donnarumma (GK), Abate, Paletta, Romagnoli, De Sciglio, Kucka, Locatelli, Bonaventura, Suso, Bacca, Niang
Handanovic (GK), D’Ambrosio, Miranda, Ranocchia, Santon, Candreva, Mario, Brozovic, Banega, Perisic, Icardi