Inter Milan vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview

Inter Milan vs Benfica Champions League Prediction by LeagueLane

Inter Milan vs Benfica
UEFA Champions League
Date: 19 April 2023, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano).

Inter Milan have made a massive step towards their maiden UEFA Champions League semifinal appearance since winning the trophy in 2010.

The Italian outfit downed Benfica 0-2 last Tuesday despite being pretty big underdogs ahead of the tie in Lisbon.

It was a fabulous all-round performance from Simone Inzaghi’s troops who did just enough to keep things quiet at the back and convert their second-half chances at the opposite end.

Nicolo Barella and Romelu Lukaku were the scorers for I Nerazzurri eight days ago. Goalkeeper Andre Onana is also very much worth mentioning for several big saves, including the one to deny Benfica’s skipper Goncalo Ramos in the dying minutes of the first leg.

I Nerazzurri have thus inflicted the second successive loss on Benfica who had earlier complicated things in the Primeira Liga with a 1-2 home loss to bitter domestic rivals Porto.

Inter Milan also terminated their own streak of six subsequent matches without a win in all competitions. It will be very interesting to see how this win will affect the team’s display in the second leg at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Inter Milan vs Benfica Head-to-head

  • Inter Milan now have two wins and a draw in three head to head meetings with Benfica.
  • These two outfits battled it out in the fourth round of the UEFA Cup back in the 2003/04 campaign as Inter Milan advanced 4-3 on aggregate.
  • I Nerazzurri have kept their net untouched in two of three clashes against the Eagles.

Inter Milan vs Benfica Prediction

Defensive line has been by far the better part of Inter Milan’s team in the last several weeks. Only one of the last ten matches they have played in all competitions saw three or more goals scored. Now that I Nerazzurri have the momentum on their side in this matchup, we have reasons to expect potentially another clean sheet for the Italians here.

The Italians have enough experience to close the tie and we expect them to keep this a low-scoring affair. The Under 2.5 goals is the main pick at the 1.90 odds, while you can alternatively try with the home win at the 2.10 since Inter may punish Benfica on counter attacks late in the game.

Inter Milan vs Benfica Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Inter Milan to win @ 2.10 (11/10) odd.