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Champions League – Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League tie between Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan meet in Ukraine on Tuesday evening looking to bounce back from defeats in their opening Champions League games.

Both clubs have zero points to their account after one fixture in Group D. Shakhtar sit bottom of the table in fourth, having fallen to a 2-0 defeat at Sheriff Tiraspol in their Champions League opener. That said, they’ve made a fine start in the Ukrainian Premier League and arrive off the back of a 4-1 win over Veres Rivne at the weekend.

Inter, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Real Madrid in their opener. Like Shakhtar, though, the Nerazzurri are doing well in Serie A and hope to carry over that form to Europe.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Our Tip

Facts and figures for Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter

  • Shakhtar Donetsk unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Shakhtar Donetsk scored in the last 5 of 7 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Shakhtar Donetsk’s last 2 of 4 matches;
  • Shakhtar Donetsk conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
  • Inter conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Inter’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Inter $NON_SCORING in the last 4 of 6 matches.

Form Shakhtar Donetsk vs Inter Milan

Hosts performing to expectations

Results have been on par, so to speak, for Shakhtar Donetsk lately who have performed more or less according to expectations. Combining results from all competitions, Roberto De Zerbi’s side first achieved a 2-0 defeat against FC Sheriff in the Champions League and went on to a 5-0 win against Mariupol. Their latest game produced a 4-1 win against Veres Rivne.

Inter struggling for stability

It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Inter with performances showing little sign of stability. Combining results from all competitions, Simone Inzaghi’s side first achieved a 6-1 win against Bologna and went on to a 3-1 win against Fiorentina. Their latest game produced a 2-2 draw with Atalanta.

Shakhtar Donetsk v Inter – Fixture history

The most recent outing in the Champions League between Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter took place in October 2020. The match failed to produce a winner with the score reading 0-0 after the final whistle. Shakhtar Donetsk have the following 0-3-2 meeting statistics with Inter. In the last 5 meetings of these teams, the opponents played on an equal footing.

Standings in Champions League

Top goalscorer

It is difficult not to look at Lassina Traore when on the search for a marksman. He seems to be on a strong run and hit the target 5 times for Shakhtar Donetsk in their last 6 games. Let’s have a look at the visitors now. Edin Dzeko has managed to hit the net 4 times in the last half dozen matches for Inter. Therefore, it is safe to say that he will be looking to add to his season tally here once again.

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