Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the Champions League round 2 game between Inter and Benfica and offer team news, stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.
A round 2 match awaits at Giuseppe Meazza between Inter and Benfica this coming Tuesday. Still reeling from coming so close to Champions League glory last season, the hosts hope to continue their bid to go one better this term with a win in front of their home supporters.
The current difference in the Group D standings between the two teams clashing at Giuseppe Meazza on Tuesday is just a single point.
Team form: Inter vs Benfica
Inter beat Empoli by 0-1, lost 1-2 against Sassuolo, before defeating Salernitana 0-4. Inter won four of their last six Champions League matches on home soil, while drawing once and losing once. They conceded five and scored ten goals.
Benfica look back on their last three matches with six points to show for their efforts. Against Salzburg, they were left empty-handed in a 0-2 defeat, but they bounced back by beating Portimonense in a 1-3 win. They followed that up with a 1-0 win against FC Porto in their most recent outing. Benfica claimed a remarkable four wins from six away matches in the Champions League, going undefeated as they also drew twice. They also banged in 16 goals, whilst conceding six.
Betting stats for Inter and Benfica
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Inter and Benfica. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- Inter have not lost 21 of the last 23 matches
- Inter have scored in 25 of the last 27 matches
- Inter have not lost the last 10 home matches in a row
- Inter have won the last 9 home matches in a row
- Inter have scored in the last 10 home matches in a row
- Benfica have scored in 28 of the last 30 away matches
- Benfica have scored in 18 of the last 20 matches
- In 7 of the last 9 away matches Benfica played, both teams scored
- In 7 of the last 9 Benfica away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Benfica have not lost 9 of the last 11 away matches
Interesting players: Inter vs Benfica
With another Champions League season only just beginning to take form, we are still a bit in the dark as to who will dominate the scoring charts for both Inter and Benfica. Accordingly, we have listed some of the players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.
Popular betting markets: Inter vs Benfica
Inter did great recently at Giuseppe Meazza, winning nine of their last 10 home games across all tournaments. They also drew zero while losing one. Benfica won seven of their last 10 away games, while drawing one and losing two in this streak.
Both teams to score
Inter scored the first goal in seven out of their last ten games. Astonishingly, Benfica scored the opening goal of the match in eight of their last ten games. Both teams have scored in the last five consecutive away games Benfica played. Inter were able to win five of their matches last 10 matches without conceding a goal.
Inter saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 2.8 goals during this run. In the previous ten matches for Benfica, betting on over 2.5 goals turned out to be a winning bet in six of them. On average, Benfica scored two times goals per game.
Betting tip: Inter vs Benfica
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Inter and Benfica 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.