Fabio Capello sees Inter as having 'the edge on paper' but expects 'surprises' from Milan as we go towards 'an interesting derby'.
Milan and Inter square off at 19:45 (UK time) this Sunday, and the prominent tactician was asked for his opinion on Week 3's big match.
“It's going to be an interesting challenge between two teams that are still in construction,” he told Il Corriere della Sera.
“Mihajlovic had some signings made earlier and therefore more time to convey his ideas, even though he gets angry because he doesn't see the fruits of his work.
“Mancini is excellent, he knows his players. He had some new signings coming in only in the very last days of the transfer market.
“That's why I think that Milan are a little ahead in terms of their project.”
Capello was also asked who should be looked out for in terms of the players.
“The two strikers [Carlos] Bacca and Luiz Adriano. I like them a lot, but the Rossoneri will have to be careful about [Mauro] Icardi.
“Inter on paper have the edge, but historically Milan can pull off some surprising transformations.”