Intern Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Nerazzurri need a win at any cost this Wednesday to even have a shot at qualifying for the Europa League. Do note that they were one of the favorites along with Real Madrid to secure the top-two positions in the table. Moreover, they also were the finalists in the previous edition of the Europa.
However, they are placed dead last in the table at the moment, and have a total of five points against their name. They do not have anything to lose, and will adapt an all-out-attack mode this Wednesday at their home.
Meanwhile, the Miners are placed second in the table (even above Real Madrid, after pulling the double over them). They too are on verge of a very promising and rare situation.
In their wildest dreams they would not have thought that they would be in running for a ticket to the Round of 16 on the final match-day.
Suffice it to say that they too will deliver a fierce performance. Likely, goals are expected to come in plenty.
However, Antonio Conte’s men are from a much better domestic league, and are at home. They are also one of the strongest teams in Europe, and have a great h2h record against this opponent as well.
As such, expect Inter to have the edge.
Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 0-0 draw.
- These two had also contested in the single-leg semi-final of the Europa in the previous edition, and then the Italians had registered a massive 5-0 win.
- Conte’s men have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival, and a 100% winning record barring the draw in the reverse fixture.
- They also have a 100% unbeaten record against other Ukrainian opponents.
Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction
Nerazzurri had recorded a 2-3 win on the road the last match-day, against Monchengladbach. In the meantime, Luis Castro’s men had recorded a 2-0 win at home against Real Madrid.
Going on, the Italians are on a three-game winning run (scoring nine goals in the process), and had won five of their former six fixtures as well. They have also lost just against three teams in their past 30 match-ups; against Real Madrid, Sevilla, and AC Milan.
On top of that, they have a perfect unbeaten record in h2h encounters and against other Ukrainian teams as well. They had also defeated this same foe 5-0 in the semifinal of the recently-concluded Europa League.
Likely, expect a compelling Inter win.
Adding on, the Miners are desperate, and are on a three-fixture winning run (including their victory against Real).
Expect them to contribute goals this Wednesday, and to turn this fixture into a goal-fest.
Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips
Internazionale -1, -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).