Inter Milan are fighting to hold on to third place in the Italian top flight and they have won their last two games. So they have a little bit of form going. Lazio are just outside of the top six one-goal difference only. Read our Inter v Lazio betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 27th, 2019 at 4:27 p.m.)
Inter have won back to back league games and their most recent one will have been sweet for them. It was a 3-2 success against rivals AC Milan, an important three points that was for Inter in the push for a top-three finish. Inter are W9 D2 L2 at home this season and they have won their last two at the San Siro. This season Inter are undefeated on home soil against teams currently sitting in the top half of the table.
Inter have scored 21 goals in their 13 home games at an average of 1.6 per game. Just 38% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals and that is because they have been tight at the back. They have only conceded six home goals all season, which is a clean sheet in 62% of their fixtures at the San Siro. Five of those six were conceded in the second half of matches. Inter have won 54% of their home games to nil. Home and away, Inter are on a six-match scoring streak and 67% of their home goals come after the halftime break.
Inter took a 3-0 win at Lazio earlier this season in the league
Inter have won three of their last five league games against Lazio (D2)
Lazio are W1 D2 L1 in their last four league visits to Inter
The last two meetings at the San Siro have ended in draws (all competitions)
Lazio sit on the outskirts of the top six then. They have some form behind them at the moment with four wins in their last six league fixtures (D1 L1). Their away record overall this season isn’t great at just W5 D3 L5 though. They have only taken the one win in their last four away from home, losing two of those. Their overall record, home and away, against sides currently in the top six isn’t great. It’s at W1 D1 L7 so they have struggled against the better teams.
Lazio have returned 14 goals in 13 away games, which is the same amount which they have conceded as well. Just 31% of their away games have made it over the 2.5 goal line this season. Lazio have earned a clean sheet in 31% of their road games. Three of their five away losses this season have been by a one-goal margin. Home and away, Lazio have scored in each of their last eleven league fixtures. They have scored 64% of their away goals in the second half of matches.
Inter should have the edge in this one. They have won their two home games this season against top-six opponents 1-0. Lazio have struggled against the stronger sides so it is Inter to win by a one-goal margin for this.
29th March 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
There is a fascinating Rome derby going down in Serie A on Sunday. It is a game between third and fourth with AC Milan holding a one-point advantage over their rivals. There are the ones with a strong form at the moment having won each of their last five league games. Read our AC Milan v Inter betting tips for more.
AC Milan 11/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019 at 9:09 p.m.)
AC Milan are carrying great form at the moment with a five-match winning streak away. During that run of games, they have conceded only the two goals as well, banking three clean sheets. It has been a huge surge from them and they have won each of their last three home fixtures. AC Milan’s home record this season in Serie A is W9 D3 L2. In their last eight games home and away, they have taken a total of five clean sheets.
Defensively they have conceded at under a goal per game on average on home soil this season but still, 64% of all their league home games have gone over 2.5 goals. In seven of their last eight league victories, home and away AC Milan have scored at least two goals. Eight of the 12 home goals which they have conceded this season have come in the second half of their fixtures. Only the current top to have better home records in the division than Milan have.
Inter Milan took a 1-0 home win over Milan in October
Milan are unbeaten in five home games against their rivals
Three of the last four meetings with AC Milan as the home side have ended in a draw
Inter have lost just one of their last nine against AC Milan
Inter have fallen into some slightly indifferent form as of late with a W3 D2 L3 record in their last eight top-flight games. Their form away from this season reads W6 D3 L5. They have played four away games this season against sides currently sitting in the top seven and Inter have lost three of those drawing the other one. They have lost two of their last four out on the road (W1 D3), so it hasn’t quite been happening for them really since mid-January.
In their 14 road games, they have scored a total of 19 goals, earning a clean sheet in 36% of those fixtures. Inter have conceded 62% of their away goals after the halftime break in their fixtures. Home and away they are on a five-match scoring streak in the top flight and they have opened the scoring in more than half of their away games. Only the current top two of Juventus and Napoli have better defensive records in Serie A than Inter have this season
It is not a huge reach to get to the draw in this derby match. AC Milan have struggled to beat Inter in recent times, but they are carrying a nice bit of form with them currently. But Inter may well be able to hold out for a share of the spoils.
16th March 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
The round of 32 in the Europa League was done and dusted with two of the three British clubs making it through. Chelsea and Arsenal were victorious in their respective challenges, while Scottish Champions Celtic fell at the hands of Valencia.
The round of 16 draw has been made and it leaves Chelsea as the 7/2 outright favourites* (betting odds taken from February 22nd, 2019 at 5:15 pm)
Eintracht Frankfurt 20/1
* (betting odds taken from February 22nd, 2019 at 5:15 pm)
Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev
Eintracht Frankfurt v Inter Milan
Dinamo Zagreb v Benfica
Napoli v FC Salzburg
Valencia v FC Krasnodar
Sevilla v Slavia Prague
Arsenal v Rennes
Zenit St Petersburg v Villarreal
7 March: Round of 16, first leg
14 March: Round of 16, second leg
After seeing off Malmo in the last round, Chelsea move on to face Dynamo Kiev. The Ukrainian side are second in their domestic division currently. The round of sixteen is the stage at which they lost last season when they were toppled by Lazio. Their best ever finish in the Europa League was a quarter-final berth in the 2010/11 season, after having beaten Man City in the round of sixteen. Kiev are currently coached by former Chelsea forward Andry Shevchenko. Chelsea are 1/4 odds-on favourites to qualify* (betting odds taken from February 22nd, 2019 at 5:15 pm). Chelsea are at home for the first leg.
The Gunners battled back from a first leg defeat against BATE to progress through to the round of sixteen. Arsenal, who seem to be surviving on home form alone, will be facing Ligue 1 side Rennes next. The French side took a great fifth-place finish in last season’s top flight, but they are only looking like a mid-table side at best at the moment. This will be the first meeting between Arsenal and Rennes. The Gunners are overwhelming 1/7 odds-on favourites to qualify from the tie* (betting odds taken from February 22nd, 2019 at 5:15 pm). Arsenal will be at home in the second leg.
The Spanish sides of Villarreal, Valencia and Sevilla are going to be strong contenders. Villarreal will be going up against Zenit, the side who beat them in the 2007/08 round of 32 on their way to winning the title that season. Valencia, who took out Celtic in the last round, will be taking on Krasnodar and not too surprisingly go off in that tie as big 4/11 odds-on favourites to qualify* (betting odds taken from February 22nd, 2019 at 5:15 pm).
Sevilla, three-time winners of the Europa League go up against Slavia Prague, which looks like a favourable draw for the Spaniards. Those two met back in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage, with Sevilla breezing their way to a 4-2 and a 3-0 win. There doesn’t appear to be too much to stand in the way of Sevilla getting through the tie.
The only tie taking place in the round of sixteen between two former winners is Frankfurt and Inter. That actually looks as if it is going to be a cracking tie as well. They were involved in a great tie against Shakhtar Donetsk in the last round, with the Germans winning 6-3 on aggregate. The Germans though are 2/1 underdogs To Qualify from this meeting* (betting odds taken from February 22nd, 2019 at 5:15 pm).
25th February 2019 / lee - Category: Europa League Betting
There is a big Serie A showdown going to happen on Boxing Day in the evening. It is a clash between two of the top three. Napoli start in second place, well adrift of leaders Juventus and eight points clear of third-placed Inter. Can Milan find a way to close the gap? Read our Inter v Napoli betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 23rd, 2018 at 10:54 p.m.)
There was nothing to split these two last season as Inter and Napoli played out two 0-0 draws in Serie A. It was all that tight. In none of the last six meetings have both teams scored in a fixture between these two. Inter are winless in their last four against Napoli and so they will be looking to turn the tables a bit.
If you look at the top of the table (at the top three specifically), there are some ridiculous margins going on. Juventus are top of the pile, eight points clear of second-placed Napoli. Napoli, in turn, are eight points clear of third-placed Inter. At this stage of the season that’s some crazy gaps between the leading three teams.
Napoli are in great form at the moment on the domestic front as they have gone unbeaten in their last ten Serie A fixtures. They have hit the back of the net in each of their last six away games and Napoli are unbeaten in four away from home. Home and away they are W8 D2 in their last ten. It’s strong, but still not strong enough to contend with Juve.
Inter’s form isn’t there at the moment quite. Not overall home and away. They have a mixed run of W2 D2 L2 in their last six league fixtures. Over the weekend they could only pick up a 1-1 draw at Chievo who are rooted to the foot of the table. Inter have to have been disappointed with that. But at the San Siro they have been strong.
They are on a six-match winning streak on home soil in the Italian top flight. Last season Inter managed to find a way to contain the free-scoring Napoli last season, if not find a way to beat them. Will it be more of the same between them? Or will someone come up with a winner?
Inter have done superbly at home this season but they have just struggled in recent games against tougher opponents. Napoli are the stronger of the two sides overall and they can land a big three away points. The away win at 13/8 is a good proposition* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 23rd, 2018 at 10:54 p.m.)
25th December 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
The drama in Group B is going down to the wire. Inter have a comfortable game against PSV at home to round off. PSV are finishing fourth in the group no matter what. Inter can take second place ahead of Spurs as long as they pick up more points than the Lilywhites manage to get at the Nou Camp against Barcelona. Read our Inter v PSV betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 1:51 p.m.)
The only way that Inter get through to the next round of the competition is by picking up more points than Spurs do on Tuesday night. Spurs are at Barcelona just to put things into context. Regardless of what happens, they are guaranteed at least third place. Their home games in the group have seen Inter beat Spurs and hold out for a draw against Barcelona. So that’s been hugely positive. They were on a three-match winning streak at home in Europe before they took that draw against Barcelona. The Nerazzurri are the last Italian team to win the Champions League (2010). In each of their last eight Champions League campaigns, they have gotten past the group stage.
This is their first appearance though since the 2011/12 season in the group stage of the Champions League. They have great form against Dutch opposition having gone undefeated in their last ten (W7 D3). They have won each of their last four home games against Dutch opposition. Their most recent home fixture against a side from the Netherlands ended in a 1-0 win for Inter over Twente in the 2010/11 Champions League group stage. Inter have won only one of their last six in all competitions (D2 L3) in their current form. Mauro Icardi has scored 11 goals in 14 games in all competitions
Inter and PSV met in the 2007/08 UCL group stage
Inter won both meetings
PSV lost 2-0 at the San Siro on that group stage visit
This game has no consequence for PSV who will finish bottom of the group regardless so don’t even have Europa League action to fall back on. They have lost four of their five group stage games so far (D1). The draw in that sequence was a thrilling 2-2 one at home against Tottenham. They are the reigning Dutch champions and they went up against Belarusian champions BATE in the play-off stage to make it through to what is their 16th group stage campaign of the Champions League. Their first-leg win at BATE is their only away win in their last 13 Europa fixtures (D4 L8)
In this group stage campaign away from home they lost 4-0 at Barcelona and 2-1 at Tottenham and have been short of quality. The last time they were in the group stage (2016/17) they failed to win a game (D2 L4). They are now winless in their last 13 Champions League fixtures (D5 L8) not including qualifying. Their last European away win was in 2007 at CSKA Moscow. They suffered a 3-0 defeat at the San Siro against AC Milan in their last trip to Italy. That snapped a three-match undefeated streak of games in Italy for them (W2 D1). Luuk de Jong has 15 goals in his last 16 games for PSV
PSV have come up short in the group and have no interest in this game. Inter have to be fully switched on and they should be good enough on home turf to see off their Dutch opponents. Inter to win to nil looks a solid proposition.
10th December 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
There is a top three clash in Serie A on Friday night as league leaders Juventus play host to third-placed Inter Milan. While this is a top three clash Inter are a massive eleven points behind the leaders and even at this stage look to have far much to do to catch up. Still, they will be looking to become the first side to beat the Old Lady in the league this term. Read our Juventus v Inter betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 5th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
Juventus picked up a good 3-0 road win at Fiorentina last weekend. That was their fifth league win on the bounce. It extended their unbeaten form for the league season too out to W13 D1 which is pretty impressive. In Turin, they have a W6 D1 record, the only failure to win there was a 1-1 draw against Genoa in late October. On home soil in Serie A Juventus have averaged over two goals per game. They have only shipped the four home goals against them as well. Juventus have a clean sheet in 43% of home games this term.
Juventus have earned a clean sheet in each of their last three league outings home and away combined and at home, less than half of their games have gone over 2.5 goals. The Old Lady have hit the back of the net in all of their league matches this season, scoring at least two in each of their last five alone. They have also been leading at the halftime break in five of their seven home games. Cristiano Ronaldo is on a three-match scoring streak in the Italian top flight.
There was a 0-0 draw between them last season in this corresponding fixture
Juventus are unable in six home games against Inter in all competitions
Both teams have scored in just two of the last eight in all competitions
In the last six league meetings, Juve are W3 D2 L1 against Inter
Just two of the last six league clashes have gone over 2.5 goals
Inter failed to earn maximum points last weekend as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Roma. They have gone W9 D2 L3 in Serie A this season which has been a great return from them. Away from the San Siro their record is W4 D1 L2 but are winless at D1 L1 in their last two. That was after winning four away games on the bounce. Inter have conceded six goals in their last road games and that was after only conceding two in their previous five. Out on their travels, Inter have come up with 12 goals in their 7 games and 71% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Inter have scored 67% of their away goals in the second half of games and they have shipped 75% of away goals after the halftime break. Their scoring form has been consistent this season as they have gotten on the scoreboard in each of their last ten league games (home and away combined). They are on a six-match scoring streak away from home in the league too. Each to their last five games home and away have made it over 2.5 goals. The only side to have conceded fewer goals in the league than Inter this season is Juventus. Only two teams have scored more than they have.
Juventus to win to nil at 6/4
Under 2.5 goals at 10/11
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 6:34 pm)
It is just so hard to oppose Juventus, even in top clashes like this. They are so immensely strong in the league on home soil, that even Inter are probably going to struggle. Juve knows how to handle themselves in top matches like this. Home win to nil.
5th December 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
This could be the real highlight of the week as it is all on the line in this one. Nothing less than a win will do for Tottenham in this one because if they don’t get it out, they are out. As for Inter, they will know that heading to Wembley and just picking up a point will be good enough for them to reach the next stage of the competition. Read our Tottenham v Inter betting tips for more.
Inter Milan 19/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 26th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.)
There is only one way that Spurs can keep their Champions League season alive. That is win in this game at Wembley on Wednesday night. That is the only way their top-two ambitions hanging in there. Three points will see them pull level with Inter. After losing their opening two games of the group against Inter and then Barcelona, Spurs managed to net four points from their two games against PSV to keep the door open for themselves.
Tottenham have lost only one of their eight previous home games against Italian opposition in at W4 D3 L1 record. So they have that going for them. They played host to Juventus in last season’s round of sixteen and lost 2-1 at Wembley. That was the scoreline by which they lost at Inter on matchday one of this season’s campaign, shipping two goals in the last four minutes.
Both teams to score is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken from November 26th, 2018 at 10:33 pm).
Tottenham’s overall record against Italian sides is W5 D7 L6 and they are in good form at the moment with a five-match winning streak in all competitions. That was after an impressive victory over Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday evening. Spurs have though only taken five clean sheets in 19 games this season. In the correct score market at Tottenham 3-1 result is at 12/1 odds* (betting odds taken from November 26th, 2018 at 10:33 pm). They have netted exactly three goals in each of their two previous home games against Inter. Harry Kane has scored five goals in his last six appearances for Tottenham.
This will be the sixth match between the two of them
Each of the previous five have gone over 2.5 goal
All five previous meetings have produced a home win
Spurs have scored exactly three goals in their two previous home games against Inter
Both teams have scored in four of the five previous games
Inter do have the luxury of only needing to pick up a draw in this one. But they will know that Spurs are going to come hard at them in the early stages of this so their resolve will be tested. If they get at least a point they will join Barcelona in qualifying from this group. Inter are W2 D1 L1 in the group, having come from behind in both of their victories. They have qualified from their group in each of their last eight UEFA Champions League campaigns.
They were on a run of five straight away defeats in Europe before securing a 2-1 at PSV Eindhoven in this campaign, which was their first win in nine away games in Europe (D3 L5). The Nerazzurri have lost five of their last six trips to England (W1). Inter’s overall record in England is W4 D1 L10. This will be their first visit to England since a 2-1 defeat at Southampton in the group stage of the 2016 Europa League. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/6 for the Wembley clash* (betting odds taken from November 26th, 2018 at 10:33 pm) and they have form behind them as Inter have won ten of their last thirteen games in all competitions (D1 L2).
Given that Tottenham have home advantage and they have nothing to be conservative about, the home win does appeal. Tottenham can just throw the kitchen sink at this win or bust scenario and come out on top. Home win.
27th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Barcelona only need a win in this one to secure a top-two place in Group B of the Champions League, which incidentally is Tottenham’s group as well. Barcelona took a 2-0 win over Inter on match day three and the Italians will be looking for revenge to give themselves a massive boost towards reaching the next round. Read our Inter v Barcelona betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 4th, 2018 at 2:39 p.m.)
The Italians will ensure that they get a top two finish if they can land a win in this one over Barcelona on Tuesday night and there is a draw in the other game between Spurs and PSV. Inter suffered a 2-0 loss at the Nou Camp against Barcelona on match day three to leave them with a W2 D1 record. In both of their group wins, Inter came from behind to beat their opponents. They scored two goals in the final four minutes of their game against Spurs (their only game at the San Siro so far) to produce a dramatic win, Mauro Icardi getting the first goal to pull them level. Mauro Icardi is at 7/4 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am) and he has scored in both of their wins in the group so far.
Inter have won their last three European home games so have a bit of form at the San Siro and they have made it out of their group in each of their last eight campaigns. The last time that the Nerazzurri had met up with a Spanish side before their meeting with Barcelona this season was against Atletico Madrid back in 2010. Their last home game against a Spanish side saw Inter collect a 3-1 win over Barcelona. In the correct score market, a 1-1 draw is a shortest priced option at 6/1* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Inter are unbeaten in their last eight home games against Spanish sides (W3 D5). Their only home defeat in 18 previous games at the San Siro against Spanish opposition was to Alaves in the 200/01 UEFA Cup (W9 D8).
There has only been six meetings between the two sides before this season
Each of those meetings were after 2003
Inter are W1 D2 in three previous home games against Barcelona
Barcelona have won all three of their home games against Inter
Barcelona are cruising their way to the next round having rattled off ten goals so far in producing three wins from three. That ten-goal haul leaves them as the current joint top-scorers in the campaign alongside PSG. Barcelona have won their group in each of their last 11 seasons and will probably get the job done again. They won’t have fond memories of Italy though as they suffered a 3-0 loss at Roma in the second leg of last season’s quarter finals to get knocked out. Both teams to score is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am)
Barcelona were on a ten-match unbeaten streak of form in the Champions League before the loss at Roma (W6 D4). Barcelona produced a W1 D2 record away from home, and they collected a clean sheet in each of those as well. Their record out on the road in the Champions League isn’t great with just six victories in their last seventeen on the road (D5 L6).
The Spaniards have picked up four losses in their last ten games out on the road in Europe (W3 D3). Barcelona have not collected a victory in any of their last seven trips to Italy having picked up a D4 L3 record in hat sequence. Their overall record away from home against Italian sides is just W6 D10 L7. Luis Suarez has six goals in his last four games for Barcelona and he is the even-money first goalscorer favourite though* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am).
Inter have been showing some good form this season but still, they came up short when faced with the might of Barcelona. But they could battle and raise their game better at the San Siro and they have coped with the might of Barcelona before there. Draw. That suits Barcelona fine.
5th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
There are two form sides having a showdown in this one on Monday night in a top-four clash. Inter are on a five-match winning streak in Serie A and will be looking to hold off the attentions of Lazio. Lazio are in great form too having won five of their last six in the league and they are just a point behind Inter. Read our Lazio v Inter betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 26th, 2018 at 1:21 p.m.)
Lazio have won back to back league games heading into this fixture, that was after banking a comfortable 2-0 away win at Parma last weekend. Both of those wins were with a clean sheet. In their last seven league games, Lazio have powered their way to a W6 L1 record, with the only reverse in that sequence happening in a fixture against Roma. Lazio have lost their two games so far this season played against sides currently in the top four (Napoli and Juventus) so that is a bit of a concern from a betting perspective. Lazio are W4 L1 at home this season, winning each of their last three.
Lazio have produced the seven home goals across four games this season and two of those games have seen them get a clean sheet. Under 2.5 goals is at even money odds* (betting odds taken on October 28th, 2018 at 12:13 pm). There is a good trend with Lazio in that they have opened the scoring in each of their four home games this season while they have not been trailing at halftime in any of them. Ciro Immobile is on a three-match scoring streak in the top flight. Immobile is 5/6 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 28th, 2018 at 12:13 pm). Lazio have put together a seven-match scoring streak in the top flight and four of their six wins this season have been by a one-goal margin.
Inter took four points from league meetings with Lazio last season
Three of the last four meetings have produced an away win (D1) (all competitions)
Four of the last five meetings in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals
Lazio have lost their last two league home games against Inter
Inter have scored exactly three goals in three of their last four league games against Lazio
Inter are unbeaten in four Serie A games against Lazio (D2)
Inter came out on top in a Milan derby last weekend, Mauro Icardi getting the weekend deep into stoppage time for them at the San Siro. Those three points moved Inter onto a five-match winning streak in the top flight. Four of the six wins Inter have recorded this season have all been with a clean sheet as well. An Inter to win to nil option is at 9/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 28th, 2018 at 12:13 pm). The interesting thing about them in this one is that they have yet to face a current top four side either home or away this season.
Inter are on a three-match winning streak away from home, shipping only two goals in their four road fixtures. The 1-1 correct score option is the shortest-priced option in the market at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 28th, 2018 at 12:13 pm). Inter have scored the bulk of their goals (83% actually) away from home in the second half of games. They have opened the scoring in all but one of their four road games as well. The half time draw probably isn’t a bad option for this. Inter Milan have scored 54% of their goals after the 75th minute. Mauro Icardi has scored each of Inter’s last three goals in Serie A and Icardi is at 6/5 in the anytime goalscorer market
The draw tops out our prediction for Lazio v Inter. They have very similar form this season and the reason we can’t fully support Inter for a win is that they are untested against the top sides in the league so far. Draw.
28th October 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
It is a big Milan derby at the San Siro on the weekend and it should be a good showdown. Inter are up in third place in the table four points clear of Milan who are a long way down the standing in tenth. So Milan could make a massive move for themselves with a win in this one. Read our Inter v AC Milan betting tips for more.
AC Milan 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 17th, 2018 at 9:55 p.m.)
Inter are on a big four-match winning streak in Serie A, so were really starting to put it together after some sticky form early on. They are W2 D1 L1 at home this season but have won their last two there. They have scored exactly two goals in three of their four home games. We do feel this is going to be close and competitive and an Inter Milan 2-1 correct score option is at 17/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 10:32 pm). Four of their six home goals this season have been netted in the first half of games. They have not conceded a first-half goal on home soil yet this term. The half time draw looks a pretty solid option for this one.
Four of their five wins this season have been by a one-goal margin only so Inter to win by a one-goal margin is handily priced up at 3/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 10:32 pm). Their big threat up front is Mauro Icardi who has three goals in his last three games for Inter. He has just the one at home through this season which was from the penalty spot. Everything about this game just screams that it is going to be competitive. Opening up a seven-point lead over the rivals with a win would go down a treat.
AC Milan have started putting things together well too this season. They lost their opener against Napoli but have remained undefeated in their six league games since (W3 D3). A win would be huge for them as it would put them to within a point of Inter (who start in third) and AC Milan would have a game in hand over them as well. AC Milan have outscored their rivals this season in the league, despite having played a game less. They have fifteen against Inter’s twelve goals.
So that is a good indicator that they are going to pose a big challenge to Inter here. Both teams to score is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 10:32 pm). They have had their issues at the back to be fair as they have not yet earned a clean sheet in Serie A so far. They have shipped exactly one goal in five of their seven league games this season. Their defeat at Napoli is their only game so far this season against a current top four side. They have only picked up a W1 D2 L1 record on their travels this season. They went into the international break having scored seven goals in two though.
Last season there was a 3-2 win for Inter in this fixture, with the reverse ending in a 0-0 draw. Three of the last four Milan derby matches in Serie A have finished in a draw. Over the last six league meetings, Inter are narrowly ahead with a W2 D3 L1 record. Four of the last five meetings have actually gone over 2.5 goals.
There is a nice odds-against price on Inter to come out on top in this game. It should be another tight contest between them, but Inter shade things ever so slightly in overall quality and are the more settled of the two.
18th October 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting