Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the Champions League round Quarter Finals game between Inter and Benfica and offer team news, stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.
Inter enjoy home advantage, when visitors Benfica swing by this coming Wednesday for a second-leg clash in the Champions League quarter-finals. The former will be looking to make that home advantage count.
As the quarter-final tie heats up, all eyes are on Inter. They return to San Siro with a solid 2-0 aggregate lead. The pressure is on for Benfica to find their footing and fight their way back into the game. Will they rise to the occasion, or will this be the end of them?
Team form: Inter vs Benfica
Inter have seen it all in their last three matches, which added four points to their account. They first shared the points in a 1-1 draw with Salernitana, before claiming 3 points in a 0-2 win against Benfica. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Monza. In their last six Champions League home matches, Inter have four wins, no draws, and two defeats. They scored eight and conceded four goals.
Benfica endured a tough spell in their last three matches, from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 1-2 by FC Porto before Inter ran out 0-2 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Chaves, who came out 1-0 winners. Benfica have been outstanding on their travels lately, winning five of their previous six away matches in the Champions League. They remained undefeated as they also drew once, scoring 16 and conceding four goals.
Betting facts 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.
- In 22 of the last 24 Inter matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 12 of the last 14 Inter matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 7 of the last 9 Inter home matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In 8 of the last 9 Inter home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 10 of the last 11 Inter home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Benfica have won 8 of the last 9 away matches without conceding a goal
- Benfica have not lost 29 of the last 31 away matches
- Benfica have scored in 36 of the last 38 away matches
- Benfica have scored in 17 of the last 18 matches
- Benfica have won 8 of the last 9 away matches
Players in form: Inter vs Benfica
It has been a great season for Joao Mario who bagged five goals for his club in the Champions League so far and bringing that kind of form to the table is crucial for the success of Benfica.
Betting markets: Inter vs Benfica
Giuseppe Meazza witnessed Inter winning six of their 10 latest matches across all tournaments here. They drew zero and lost four in this run. Benfica won eight of their previous 10 games away, drew one, and lost one.
Both teams to score
Inter scored first in six of their last ten home games. Impressively, Benfica scored the first goal in eight out of the previous ten games. The Eagles won an impressive four of these games without conceding a single goal. Will they manage to add another clean sheet with three points? Depending on your betting strategy, an away win to nil certainly looks worth considering for an accumulator.
Inter saw over 2.5 goals in one of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Benfica’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 2.2 goals in these matches.
Suggested bet: Inter vs Benfica
In conclusion, we have a free betting prediction for this game between Inter and Benfica. The betting tip was formed based on the abovementioned statements.