Those looking for some Inter vs Eintracht prediction and betting tips are at the right place. We’re now discuss everything about the Europe League duel between Inter and Eintracht taking place at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. The first leg ended 0:0, meaning that we’re likely to see lots of excitement this Thursday evening.
Inter have big plans this season. They wish to finish among the top 4 in the Serie A and get a spot in the Champions League once again. Although the Italian league is their top priority, they surely want to do well in the Europa League as well. And if they manage to get to the quarterfinal, their chances would increase drastically. The thing is that many big favorites might fail to get to the quarterfinal, including Arsenal, Sevilla, and Benfica.
But, what about Inter? After 0:0 in the first leg, they need to go for a win here. Another 0:0 draw would take the game into extra time, which is something that they surely don’t wish to happen. Playing additional 30 minutes could make their players exhausted. And that could cause them serious problems in the match with their city rivals AC Milan which is scheduled only three days after this game.
And because of the away goal rule, a draw with goals on both ends would take Eintracht to the next stage. This is why Inter will have to go for a win here. Sure, the fact that they’re playing in front of their crowd is definitely an advantage. But, what’s gotta worry them is that they haven’t been too great when it comes to scoring, especially when their top scorer Mauro Icardi is not in the team.
Apparently, he’s injured and not yet fully ready to play. He’s got a problem with his knee, which kept him sidelined for the previous 6 Inter games. However, there are some rumors about the real reason why he’s not playing. Recently, he was stripped of the captaincy, so not playing might be his reaction to the entire situation.
Eintracht are without a defeat this year. The last time they lost was in the last round of Bundesliga in 2018 when Bayern Munich beat them. But, since, they’ve been playing pretty well. Still, most of the games they played this year were draws. In fact, they played a draw on 6 occasions in 2019, while winning 4 games.
The good news for their fans is that those 4 wins happened in the previous 5 rounds. And the best thing is that their final third has been sensational. In those 4 victories, they scored a total of 13 goals. Scoring at least once on Thursday evening could take them to the next stage of this competition.
And scoring a goal does seem like a pretty plausible scenario, considering that they have some really good players in the attack. Actually, their forwards, Luka Jovic and Sebastien Haller are currently the 2nd and 3rd top-scorer in the Bundesliga (behind Bayern’s Lewandowski).
- Sime Vrsaljko (heart problems)
- Mauro Icarrdi (injury)
- David Abraham (injury)
- Lucas Torro (injury)
- Ante Rebic (injury)
Handanovic – Skriniar, de Vrij, D’Ambrosio, Asamoah – Brozovic, Vecino, Borja Valero, Politano, Perisic – Martinez
Trapp – Hasebe, Toure, Hinteregger – Fernandez, Rode, de Guzman, da Costa, Kostic – Jovic, Haller
Inter vs Eintracht Prediction
Inter have problems in the locker room and their form isn’t that impressive, even though they played against some much weaker teams lately. On top of that, their minds mind be focused on Serie A, where they play against AC Milan next week, followed by a game against Lazio.
Eintracht on the other hand, are in a fantastic form, especially when it comes to attacking. I think they can score a goal (or couple), which should be enough to take them to the quarterfinal.
Inter vs Eintracht Betting Tips
- BTS @1.66 (bet365)
- Eintracht to Qualify @1.80 (William Hill)