Football Derby Weekend: What do the numbers say?

Lines will be drawn in two major cities this weekend. The red and blue halves of Manchester will square up against each other on Saturday. Sunday will see Milan’s loyalty torn between the red and black stripes of AC Milan and the blue and black stripes of Internazionale.

It is a big weekend for football fans in Europe and across the world. It is also a big day to crunch the numbers and see who has the recent advantage. Without further ado, here are the stats you need to know as England and Italy get ready to host two major derbies and start betting using 1xbet promo code:

Manchester Derby

  • Man Utd have not lost in their last 4 PL games against Man City (W3, D1)
  • Utd’s 3 wins against City are as many as in their last 16 games against their local rivals
  • Man City have not found the net in 3 Premier League matches this season – they did not score in 3 PL games in the entire 2020-21 season
  • Man City are also the only side not to score from a set piece situation so far in the 2021-22 Premier League; They are also, along with Wolves, the only side to not concede from a set-piece in the PL
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a 50% win rate over Pep Guardiola (in 8 meetings across all competitions) – the highest winning rate of any manager against the Spaniard (minimum 5 meetings)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 3 goals in his last 5 Manchester derbies
  • Ronaldo is also the only person to be sent off more than once in 48 Premier League Manchester Derbies
  • Raheem Sterling has not scored against Manchester United in 23 appearances across all competitions – the team he has played the most against
  • Sterling has logged 1662 minutes and 38 shots (15 on target) without scoring a goal against the Red Devils

Since Cristiano Ronaldo has a habit of saving Man Utd this season, here is how he has stacked up against Man City in his illustrious career so far:

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Manchester CityTotals
Games Played13
Games Started11
Minutes Played970
Goals4
Total Shots49
Shot Conversion Rate8%
Shots, on Target17
Assists1
Chances Created (inc. assists)26
Games Won8
Games Drawn2
Games Lost3

Derby della Madonnina

The San Siro plays host to the Derby della Madonnina on Sunday with both clubs currently jostling for the top spot.

Taking current form into account, AC Milan have the advantage but historically, the Nerazzurri have held the bragging rights in this derby.

  • AC Milan are yet to lose a game in the 2021-22 Serie A season
  • The Rossoneri are tied for top spot with Napoli with the latter having a better goal difference
  • Defending champions Internazionale are currently third, seven points behind AC Milan and Napoli
  • Inter have defeated AC Milan in 6 of their last 7 games, across all competitions
  • Inter have only lost twice in their last 33 Serie A games
  • AC Milan are on a 7 game winning streak in the Serie A

Here are the complete head-to-head statistics for the Derby della Madonnina:

Serie A
GamesAC Milan WinsDrawsInter Milan Wins
174525567
Coppa Italia
GamesAC Milan WinsDrawsInter Milan Wins
251078
European competition
GamesAC Milan WinsDrawsInter Milan Wins
4220
Overall
GamesAC Milan WinsDrawsInter Milan Wins
203646475