The Inter faithful still remember the scene at the end of the 3-1 win over Barcelona in 2010 when Balotelli threw his jersey down on the ground in disgust, while the rest of the squad celebrated a famous result.
Some supporters have not forgiven him for his actions and will be eager to voice their displeasure. Hopefully their antics will not cross the line and no racist chants or unsavoury songs are aimed in his direction.
Balotelli is no doubt relishing the encounter against his former club and will have had this date circled on his calendar when he returned to the peninsula. The Italy international would love nothing more to silence the Curva Nord and gain bragging rights for the rest of the campaign.