Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Champions League match between Benfica and Inter. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
Benfica welcome Inter to the Estadio da Luz on Tuesday evening. This will be the first of a two-legged Champions League quarter-final tie between the two clubs.
Form: Benfica vs Inter
In their last three matches, Benfica beat Vitoria de Guimaraes by 5-1 and Rio Ave by 0-1, before losing against FC Porto by 1-2. The Eagles have been in potent form at Estadio da Luz, winning no less than five of the past six Champions League matches here. They remained without defeat, as they drew once and hammered in 19 goals while letting in six.
Inter are coming off two straight 1-1 draws against Salernitana and Juventus. The Nerazzurri are on a five-match winless run in all competitions. They won twice, while also recording two draws and two defeats in their last six away matches in the Champions League. The scoreline from these matches says seven goals were conceded and six scored.
Betting stats for Benfica and Inter
Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Benfica and Inter played across all tournaments.
- Benfica have not lost 25 of the last 27 home matches
- Benfica have scored in 29 of the last 31 matches
- Benfica have won 11 of the last 12 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Benfica have scored in 23 of the last 24 home matches
- Benfica have won 13 of the last 15 matches
- In 18 of the last 20 Inter matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 9 of the last 10 Inter away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 8 of the last 10 Inter matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Inter have not lost 10 of the last 12 away matches
- In 3 of the last 4 Inter away matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
Players under the radar: Benfica vs Inter
Joao Mario has been a standout player in the Champions League this season. He has scored in each of his last five games in the competition for Benfica. Elsewhere, Romelu Lukaku has scored twice in three Champions League games for Inter lately.
Betting markets: Benfica vs Inter
Estadio da Luz witnessed Benfica winning seven times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing one and losing two as well. Inter claimed three wins, five draws, and two defeats in their last 10 games away.
Both teams to score
Benfica scored the first goal of the match an impressive eight times in the last ten home games. Inter got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Benfica have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal no less than ten times in their previous 10 outings.
Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Benfica, who scored an average of 2.9 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in two of the last ten outings for Inter, who managed to score 0.9 times in those matches. Benfica scored at least one goal in their last 17 matches.
Betting prediction: Benfica vs Inter
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Benfica and Inter seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Champions League match.