Manchester City v Inter: 1xBet analyzes Champions League decider

LeagueLane - June 6, 2023

The global betting company 1xBet talks about the best club tournament in Europe final, which will be on June 10 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

Istanbul miracle repeat?

The last final on the Bosphorus banks looks like real magic, even 18 years later. In that match, Liverpool lost to Milan 0-3 after the first half, but in the end, managed to change the game and took the trophy to England.

History is cyclical, and we will again enjoy a struggle with a clear favorite and a daring underdog that no one bet on. Will we see a new Istanbul miracle?

Manchester City

Manchester City successfully fights the demons of the past and is ready to send them to the dump of its subconscious. After losing to Real in the Champions League semi-finals last year, the Citizens pumped new skills well and signed an incredible machine named Erling Haaland. This season, the Norwegian has scored in 31 official matches, and in these games, City has got 27 wins and 4 draws. Without Haaland’s goals, the team won 15 times, drew 6 times and lost 6 times. That is, Manchester did not win in almost half of the cases without its main centre forward effective actions.

And the main final favorite feels much better in its stadium: in these playoffs, the Citizens have three away draws with a single score of 1-1 and three crushing wins at home: 7-0 against RB Leipzig, 3-0 against Bayern and 4-0 against Real.

After the semi-final against Madrid, Guardiola became the only manager in history to knock the Meringues out of the Champions League three times. For Pep, this will be the sixth final of the main European Cup: twice he was one step away from the title as a player and three times as a coach.

The current Manchester City is an ideal team in all respects, which has already won gold medals in the Premier League and can take the treble at the season’s end. It has it all – fame, money, great players and one of the world’s best coaches. The only thing missing is the Champions League trophy. But in a few days, the club achievements list on Wikipedia may change.


At the beginning of March, Inter found itself in a terrible crisis. Each match for Inzaghi could be the last, and the club management has already discussed his resignation. But Simone handled the pressure, won the Italian Super Cup, the Italian Cup and guaranteed a place in the Serie A top 4.

Despite the heaviest staff losses, Inter left the Champions League group for the first time in 11 years, and in the playoffs, it was never behind, conceding only in one game. For such statistics, the team should thank André Onana – the current Champions League best goalkeeper. He played 12 matches, 8 of them defended to zero, and no one will catch up with him – Courtois and Ederson have only 5 clean sheets.

The semi-final with Milan turned out to be ambiguous: Inter did everything to kill the intrigue in the first leg but then messed something up and began to help keep it. Alas, the Rossoneri could not punish the opponent without their best player and had gone the distance.

Inter has not been in the final for 13 years and does not plan to give the trophy without a fight. Moreover, the Nerazzurri play well on defence, snarling with lightning-fast counterattacks and using set pieces perfectly. Man City will methodically break into the opponent’s defence – this team does not know how to play differently. Thus, the Istanbul final scenario is clear. Let’s be patient, and we will find out the winner’s name.

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