Inter Milan vs Rapid Vienna
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano).
Inter snatched a narrow 0-1 victory in the first leg played in the Austrian capital seven days ago.
They have generally been struggling badly to find the wanted rhythm after the winter break, but it seems Luciano Spalleti finally shifted the momentum on his side as Nerazzurri made it three wins on the spin in all competitions on Sunday when they dispatched Sampdoria 2-1 at Giuseppe Meazza.
It’s been quite a few turbulent weeks for Inter Milan following the whole Mauro Icardi and Wanda Nara saga. Icardi skipped all of team’s mentioned wins and he will not be in the squad for this reverse fixture with Rapid either.
Nonetheless, Inter should not have any troubles advancing into the next round due to both the gulf in quality between them and Rapid as well as the advantage from the first leg.
Inter Milan vs Rapid Vienna: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head meeting between the two teams.
As described above, Inter Milan claimed a 0-1 victory last week at Allianz Stadion.
Inter Milan vs Rapid Vienna: Prediction
Unlike Inter who sit 3rd in the Serie A ladder in spite of the inconsistent form this season, Rapid Vienna are currently in the bottom half of the Austrian Bundesliga ladder. They hold disappointing 8th position with just 20 points from 18 matches. They found the back of the net only 17 times this season.
Rapid have a dreadful away record of two wins, two draws and five defeats in nine league matches on the road in this term. They lost two of three Europa League affairs on the road allowing as many as nine goals in the process.
Inter were very tough to break down on the home patch throughout the entire season. They allowed just 6 goals in 12 home ties this season in Serie A. We’ll thus combine Inter’s clean sheet with the Under 2.5 goals FT as main betting options for this one.
Inter Milan vs Rapid Vienna: Bet Tips
Inter Milan to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83 (5/6)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20 (6/5).