IT was great to get the weekend off to a winning start with my French Bet Builder on Friday night and I'm hoping for more of the same on Saturday evening at the San Siro.
Inter Milan vs AC Milan (Saturday, 17:00)
AC Milan have taken maximum points from their opening three Serie A fixtures of the season but they will face a real acid test when they face fierce rivals Inter on Saturday evening.
The Rossoneri finished last season in style and they have carried that momentum into the new campaign – Stefano Pioli's in-form side have avoided defeat in each of their last 15 Italian top-flight tussles.
Milan have made light work of Bologna, Crotone and Spezia thus far, however a San Siro showdown with old foes Inter undoubtedly represents a major upgrade on those challenges.
The Nerazzurri have made giant strides under the stewardship of Antonio Conte and they have launched their title bid with two wins and a draw across their opening three fixtures of the season.
An Inter win this weekend will attract plenty of attention at 13/10 with Betfair, while an AC Milan triumph could tempt plenty of punters at quotes of 2/1.
Having said that, I'm going to steer clear of the more traditional betting markets, however, there is an alternative angle that has caught my eye when making use of the Bet 365 Bet Builder feature.
The combination that I like the look of is both teams to score, both teams to collect at least one card and over five match corners – a Bet Builder that will give us a backable 4/5 shot.
Each of Inter's opening three matches of the season have seen both teams notch – yielding an eye-catching collective total of 16 strikes,
AC Milan, meanwhile, have scored at least two goals across 14 of their last 15 league matches and their mini-revival has coincided with the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who's eye-catching displays have brought some traditional swagger back to the Rossoneri's style of play.
With that in mind, coupled with the fact that star-studded Inter should have deadly strike duo Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku leading their line, I'm more than happy to back both teams to oblige during this bout.
What's more, adding a card apiece and over five match corners will help bump the price up in what should be an action-placed affair, not to mention the above-mentioned Bet Builder banked during the last derby.
- Both Teams To Score, Both Teams Over 0 Cards & Over 5 Match Corners – Bet Builder – 4/5 (Bet 365)