Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips & Predictions
Internazionale are strong favourites to book their place in the UEFA Europa League final after overcoming Bayer Leverkusen on Monday 10 August, with Antonio Conte’s side having landed a 2-1 victory over their German opponents and it was that man Romelu Lukaku who was on the scoresheet once again.
All three goals were scored in the first twenty-five minutes of the clash, with Inter having just 37% of possession in the clash at the Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena, although they comfortably came out top when it came to shots on target with seven against two.
It’s easy to see why Inter Milan are being made betting favourites to win this clash at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf, with Diego Godin marshalling the defence and Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic is a lynchpin in the midfield department.
However, we’re not convinced that the Serie A team should be strong favourites and our betting tip for this cup semi-final is to back Shakhtar Donetsk on the Asian Handicap betting market considering that the Ukrainian side were mightily impressive when winning their quarter final clash.
Luis Castro’s side destroyed Basel by a 4-1 scoreline and were especially impressive during the first half performance against their Swiss opponents, with Moraes and Taison ensuring that Shakhtar were two goals to the good after twenty minutes.
Our prediction is that this clash will be a lot closer than the odds suggest. We expect Shakhtar to see plenty of the ball considering that Conte’s Inter aren’t a million miles away from their predecessors under Jose Mourinho.
That means allowing the team’s opponents to enjoy plenty of possession aiming to exploit matters on the counter-attack. If you back the Ukrainian champions with a +1 goal start, then you will get money back if they are beaten by a single goal and everything else will be a bonus.
Shakhtar Donetsk +1 @ 1.62 with bet365