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Champions League: Benfica vs Inter – Betting preview

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The penultimate round of the Champions League season presents an interesting battle between Benfica and Inter. The match takes place this coming Wednesday at Estadio da Luz.

Benfica have not gained a single point yet from the first four rounds of the Champions League this campaign. Inter account for ten points from their opening four games, earning them a place as number 2 in the Group D table.


Form: Benfica vs Inter

Benfica Form

Benfica have been a little inconsistent recently, as they lost 3-1 against Real Sociedad, before claiming three points in a 2-1 win against Sporting CP. They followed that up with a 2-0 victory over Famalicao. In their last six Champions League home matches, Benfica have two wins, while they’ve drawn one and lost three. They scored ten and conceded ten goals.

Inter Form

Inter claimed seven points from their last nine available, as they won by 0-1 and 2-0 against Salzburg and Frosinone, respectively. Last time out, Juventus ended up stealing a point in a 1-1 draw. Inter won three of a possible six away matches in the Champions League, as well as playing two draws and suffering one defeat. They scored six while also conceding two times.

Betting stats for Benfica and Inter

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Benfica and Inter played across all tournaments.

  • In 12 of the last 14 Benfica home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 7 of the last 8 Benfica home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In 7 of the last 9 Benfica matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In 7 of the last 9 Benfica matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Benfica have scored in 8 of the last 10 matches
  • Inter have scored in 35 of the last 37 matches
  • Inter have not lost 21 of the last 23 matches
  • Inter have not lost 20 of the last 22 away matches
  • Inter have scored in 20 of the last 21 away matches
  • Inter have won 4 of the last 5 away matches without conceding a goal

Interesting players: Benfica vs Inter

It has been a great season for Lautaro Martinez who has bagged 15 goals for Inter in all competitions. Bringing that kind of form to the table is crucial for the success of Inter.

Full-time result

Benfica racked up six wins from a possible 10 across all tournaments at Estadio da Luz, drew one, and lost three. Inter have hit a nice vein of form, not losing any of their last 10 games. They won eight times and drew twice in this run.

Both teams to score

Benfica scored the first goal of the match in five of their previous ten games. Astonishingly, Inter scored the opening goal of the match in six of their last ten games. Inter have kept their opponents from scoring six times in their previous 10 matches. Meanwhile, Benfica have been able to keep a clean sheet in four of their last 10 games.

Total goals

Benfica saw over 2.5 goals in three of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.5 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Inter’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.9 goals in these matches. Inter are on a fine streak of scoring at least one goal in their last 21 matches.

Betting prediction: Benfica vs Inter

To sum up, the upcoming match between Benfica and Inter seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Champions League game.

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