Inter Milan vs Hapoel Be’er Sheva
UEFA Europa League – Group Stage
Date: Thursday, 15th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 20:45 UK,
Venue: San Siro, Milan.
Inter Milan meet European débutantes Hapoel Beer Sheva in their opening Group fixture of the Europa League.
Inter Milan finished 4th in Serie A last season and missed out on a place in this year’s Champions League. They also started the 2016/17 domestic campaign on a poor note failing to win the first two matches. They earned their first competitive win of the season against a newly promoted Pescara on the weekend, which is also the first three points for Frank de Boer who took charge as the new head-coach on August.
The Israeli outfit Hapoel Beer Sheva are making their first ever appearance in a UEFA competition. They actually reached the final play-off for Champions League this term after knocking out Olympiacos. They lost out in a tight contest against Celtic 5-4. They won their first Israeli championship in 2015/16 and are already proven that they can give hard time for the bigger clubs in Europe.
Inter Milan vs Hapoel Beer Sheva: Head-to-Head Stats
Inter and Beer Sheva are meeting for the first time in a UEFA fixture, neither have they played against opponents from each other’s countries.
Italian clubs have met clubs from Israel on 12 occasions and they have won 6, drawn 3 and lost 3.
The Italian clubs are also unbeaten in the last 7 encounters with teams from Israel, with 5 wins and 2 draws.
Inter Milan vs Hapoel Beer Sheva: Prediction
This could seem like an easy fixture for Inter on paper, but Beer Sheeva are no pushovers. The Israeli out have already knocked out a strong Olympiacos and their 2-0 win against Celtic in the second leg of play-off was clear signs of what this team is capable of. Moreover they won’t be under no pressure unlike Inter who are already struggling in Serie A in this new season.
I do believe that Inter will eventually come out as winners, but will pay the price if they don’t field a strong eleven. So it is better to check the starting eleven before committing to the full time result here.
As seen in the past few fixtures of these teams it is very likely that both teams will score at least one goal here.
Inter Milan vs Hapoel Beer Sheva: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at 1.95 (10/11)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.60 (3/5).