The prediction of Inter and Benfica comes before the match of the quarter-finals of the Champions League. This game will be played on April 19th at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Italy. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Inter vs Benfica Match Preview and Team News
Inter have been in very poor form in Serie A lately, and their only goal this season will be to finish in the top four places. They held second place just a few rounds ago, but since they won just one point in the previous five Serie A matches, they dropped to fifth place, and now they are two points away from AS Roma and AC Milan, who are tied for 3rd and 4th place. On the other side, Inter has been superb in Cup and the Champions League. In the Cup, they drew 1:1 in the 1st leg of the semifinals vs Juventus on the road and will have a good position before the 2nd leg. As for the Champions League, Inter eliminated another Portuguese club (Porto) 1:0 on aggregate. So, even though Inter will not win Scudetto this season, they could still have a successful season. Lautaro Martinez enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and goes toward the goal, the opponent has problems because he passes through the defense like a fast train. Nicolo Barella found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.
Benfica was really dominant in the Portuguese league and currently holds 1st place with four points more than the second-placed FC Porto. In 28 rounds in the domestic league, they lost only three matches, but two of those were in the last two rounds. With those two losses and a loss to Inter in the Champions League, we can say with certainty that this is the lowest moment for this squad since the start of the season. Benfica lost three games in a row after almost five years. The last time the team lost three consecutive games was between October 23rd and November 2nd, 2018. After a 1:0 to Chaves, coach Roger Schmidt spoke to the journalists. He said he understands the fans’ disappointment but thinks this was a fantastic season, and the players deserve a little more recognition. He also said they have to adapt to this situation and show the attitude of champions. Petar Musa finally shows his proper form and scores important goals. He creates a lot of problems for the opposing defenders. Chiquinho has the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.
Inter vs Benfica Predicted Lineups
Inter: Onana, Bastoni, de Vrij, Darmian, Dimarco, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Martinez, Lukaku.
Benfica: Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo, Florentino, Chiquinho, Mario, Neres, Guedes, Ramos.
Inter vs Benfica Betting Tips and Predictions
Inter are the favorites in the second leg after they gained a two-goal advantage from the first match.
We can expect a big fight between these two teams, and both of them should be able to score. One thing is for sure – football fans should enjoy this game.
Inter to Win @ 2.15
BTTS Yes @ 1.80
Correct score 2:1 @ 10.00