Inter Milan vs Benevento Prediction & Match Preview

Inter Milan vs Benevento
Italy- Coppa Italia.
Date: Sunday, 13th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 17:00/18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan).

Inter have been on a 10 match unbeaten streak in all competitions. That streak may improve on Sunday as they face a Serie B side Benevento at home.

The Black and Blues are 3rd in the current Serie A season, behind Juventus and Napoli. They are currently on a 7 match win streak in the league and this is their opening game in this year’s Coppa Italia.

Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 home matches. The most notable result was a 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League. Manager Luciano Spalletti has made them a team to beat in Europe like they were once in the past decades. All they need is a trophy to show their recent comeback and the Italian Cup will be a good stage to start with.

After relegation to the second division this season, things have been tough for Benevento. It will get worse as they face the giants from Milan in the Cup. At present they are 6th in their league table behind teams who have never played in Serie A.

A 5 match winless run in away matches ended with a win over Padova in the league. But they are not convincing enough to beat an in-form Icardi and company. But in the cup matches so far, they had a real challenge from only Udinese. A 1-2 away win to the stripes helped them on and the following game against Cittadella finished 1-0 in their favor as well.

The Sorcerers have conceded more goals than the matches they played in all competitions. With Icardi on the Inter squad, their defenders may be in for a long night at Milan on Sunday.

Inter Milan vs Benevento Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Inter have won both matches against Benevento in all competitions.
  • They scored at least 2 goals in those 2 matches against this opposition.
  • Only 1 match was held at the home of the Black and Blues and Benevento has never scored a goal there.

Inter Milan vs Benevento Prediction

Everyone will prefer Inter to win this cup tie and qualify. I will also put my money on the Black and Blue to win as well.

In 4 of their recent 5 matches at home Inter played, the total score was less than 2.5 goals at the full time. This trend is also visible in the latest 3 away matches played by the Sorcerers. So we can bet on a score with less than 2.5 goals with 2.60 odds.

The visitors are not good at scoring as they have found only 4 goals in their recent 5 matches on the road. When we look at the hosts, they have only conceded 2 goals in the recent past as well. Thus I would recommend placing bets on both teams not scoring with a healthy 1.90 odds.

Inter Milan vs Benevento Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals @ 2.60 (8/5).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.90 (9/10).