The Rossoneri are currently just a point ahead of their neighbours in third place, with both sides possessing the same goal difference.
However, Luciano Spalletti's side are unbeaten in five derby matches, and can be backed at 2/1 (3.00) to leapfrog their rivals with a win here.
Four of the last six encounters between this pair have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 21/10 (3.10) on this one also finishing up all square.
Radja Nainggolan will miss out due to injury, although Marcelo Brozovic has returned to full fitness and Lautaro Martinez is available once again after missing Thursday's Europa League defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt due to injury.
Mattia Caldara returned from a five-month injury lay-off to take his place on the bench versus Chievo last weekend, leaving Giacomo Bonaventura as the only long-term absentee.
Defences on top
It seems a very long time since this duo made up the top two in the league back in 2011, with that season marking the last time they finished in the top four together.
However, both teams are well in the running for Champions League football this campaign, thanks largely to their strong defensive records.
While six teams have scored more than the Nerazzurri's 40 and Milan's 41 goals so far this season, only the current top two have conceded fewer than their respective records of 22 and 23.
With this in mind, it is hard to see too much goalmouth action when they meet on Sunday, particularly as the last three derby encounters have produced just two goals in total.
Indeed, odds of 17/20 (1.85) are surely worth backing on no more than one team finding the net for Inter's 12th game in 17 and a 14th fixture in 19 for Gennaro Gattuso's side.