Rapid Wien vs Inter Milan
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK
Venue: Allianz Stadion, Wien
Inter Milan have finally ended their four-game winless streak with a narrow 0-1 win at Parma over the weekend, where a late winner from Lautaro Martinez brought the points. They now travel to Rapid Wien for their Europa League clash hoping for a similar upset at Austrian rivals who only return to their competitive campaign on Thursday.
Nerazzurri have been held off by Sassuolo and beaten by Torino and Bologna as well as Lazio in Coppa Italia beforehand, which will be more worrying for Luciano Spalletti as his men look to connect a winning streak. They’ve struggled to impress in the attacking third but the rivals’ struggles to keep it together at the back will have the travelling fans hopeful.
Rapid Wien have struggled to keep hold of any consistency through the winter break and we’ve only seen them end a winless streak as they beat Triglav 5-2, after seeing a 2-5 loss to OB and a 1-1 draw against Horsens in late January and early February, respectively. Dietmar Kuhbauer’s men have been scoring goals and will want the same at Allianz Stadion – which does promise a challenge!
Rapid Wien vs Inter Milan: Head-to-head
This will be the sides’ first head-to-head clash ever.
It comes at a better time for Inter still, as Rapid saw a lengthy winter break and can’t boast great consistency in Bundesliga.
Rapid will still hope they can capitalize on the rivals’ struggles to produce on the road and earn a positive result.
Rapid Wien vs Inter Milan: Prediction
We will back Inter to secure an advantage as we go for an Away win at 1.60, which has been seen as a banker bet by many in the know and now attracts many big hitters. We feel they have more depth in quality and the visitors should be able to show it off on the day.
Still, we feel they should be forced into an exciting contest by the Austrian rivals and we’ll now back them to outgun them to secure the advantage, as we also back a high-scoring game with Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.90. We have seen Rapid enjoying such clashes on the regular and this looks like further evidence!
Rapid Wien vs Inter Milan: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.60
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90.