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Champions League – Inter Milan vs Shakhtar D: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Inter Milan and Shakhtar D and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Inter Milan will want to provide their best game this evening as they meet Shakhtar Donetsk in their Group D Champions League encounter. The fact that Sheriff are just one point behind Nerrazurri will be a motivating factor for them as they will look to grab a win, also hoping that Real Madrid beat their opponents tonight. That would guarantee a ticket to the next phase of the tournament for Inter.

The visitors have had a disappointing European season until now with just one point to their name. A qualification seems far from sight for them but they will look to salvage something from this fixture.

Season facts for Inter and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Facts are calculated for Champions League

  • Inter unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Inter’s last 3 of 5 matches;
  • Inter conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Inter’s last 2 of 4 matches.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk did not win the last 5 matches in a row;
  • Shakhtar Donetsk conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Shakhtar Donetsk’s last 2 of 4 matches.

Lineup Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk

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Current form — Inter v. Shakhtar Donetsk

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Tough-to-beat Inter

Inter look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Inter look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first beat FC Sheriff by 3-1, before drawing 1-1 with AC Milan. They were back as winners last time out when they took out rivals SSC Napoli 3-2 in Serie A.

Shakhtar Donetsk good at domestic level

Shakhtar Donetsk has been rollerblading in the Ukrainian Premier League so far having tied with Dynamo Kyiv with 38 points at the moment. Their last three games were huge victories as they beat Desna by 4-1 followed by defeating Kolos away by 3-1. Their recent win was at home against Rukh Vynnyky by 2-0.

Inter v. Shakhtar Donetsk — fixture history

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Draw has become a habit

The last time Inter played Shakhtar Donetsk at Stadion NSK Olimpiyskiy, Kyiv, the game finished with a 0-0 scoreline. The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Inter will payout at 1.30, as bookies predict Inter are in with a 77% chance of beating Shakhtar Donetsk. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 5.50 on offer, while an away win for Shakhtar Donetsk pays out at 10.00. In the last 6 meetings of these teams, the opponents played on an equal footing. Inter go into the match with a 2-4-0 advantage against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

Full Time Betting

Bookmakers offer prices on this upcoming match, whether you like to bet accumulators or singles. Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Inter have a 77% chance of beating Shakhtar Donetsk. That equals odds at 1.30 on the home side to win, while the draw is 5.50. One could also add the away win at 10.00 to a nice accumulator. Inter claimed a modest 2 wins from their previous 10 home league matches. They split the points with the visiting team 5 times, whilst losing 3 times. Shakhtar Donetsk won 4 of their last 10 away league games while drawing 3 times. They were left with 3 defeats out of a possible 10.

Inter have not exactly been great at shutting out their visitors at Giuseppe Meazza. In their previous 10 league matches at home, they claimed just 1 win, while also holding on to a clean sheet.

BTTS

BTTS 1.85 vs 1.95 The last 10 home league games for Inter averaged 2.2 goals per game with BTTS paying out 6 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Shakhtar Donetsk, the average total goals were 2.9 with 6 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

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Over/Under Betting

The bookies seem to think this match will see plenty of goals and betting on over 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.55. A price that equals a 65% chance of this match seeing a minimum of 3 goals. Should you prefer a low scoring bet your best odds are 2.60 for under 2.5 goals. Inter’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 2.2 goals per match. 7 of Inter’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Shakhtar Donetsk’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.9 goals per game. 5 of Shakhtar Donetsk’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.

Primary Goal Scorer

Edin Dzeko has scored one goal for Inter so far in the Champions League campaign, however, we cannot forget that Lautaro Martinez has found his touch again. For Shakhtar, Marlos and Fernando have scored one goal each so far in the competition.

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