Chievo vs Inter Milan
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 22 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
Inter somehow managed to end a four-game winless thread seven days ago when Mauro Icardi’s penalty-kick goal made the difference against Udinese at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Nerazzurri completely dominated the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play on the occasion, but they only broke the deadlock 14 minutes from time through their top scorer. The Argentine forward took his league tally to 9 and he could make it to double digits this Saturday when Inter are to play the last-placed Chievo at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
Chievo are struggling badly to get their league campaign up and running this term. They entered the season with a three-point deficit to the rest of the league and managed to claim no more than seven in 16 matches. It keeps them at the very foot of the league standings with a massive 9-point deficit to the safe zone.
Chievo vs Inter Milan: Head-to-head
The head to head stats also speak in Inter’s favour.
Nerazzurri won 20, drew 7 and lost only 5 of 32 encounters with Chievo.
Inter won five and drew one of past six matches against Gialloblu.
Chievo vs Inter Milan: Prediction
The new coach Domenico Di Carlo managed to fix Chievo’s defensive holes as Gialloblu generally look tougher to break down since he took charge in November. However, Chievo clearly lack an in-form talisman as they find the hard to produce in the final third this season. They only notched three goals in previous five affairs across competitions.
We see Inter as heavy favourites to claim the spoils and continued the push for Napoli who are six points adrift in the second place. The hosts will likely park the bus and try and keep it a low-scoring contest which is why we do find the value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.90 odds. Inter’s clean sheet can be backed at 1.83.
Chievo vs Inter Milan: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
Inter Milan to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83 (5/6).