Inter Milan vs Benfica Predictions

Inter Milan vs Benfica predictions ahead of their affair at the San Siro in the group stage of the Champions League. These two played out an entertaining 3-3 draw when they clash in the Champions League. Can we expect another entertaining affair this Tuesday? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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Inter Milan vs Benfica Predictions


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A UEFA Champions League Duel with Rich History

Key Stats
– Inter Milan have triumphed in eight of their last nine home encounters across all tournaments.
– Benfica boast a record of scoring in their last nine away games in the Champions League.
– The hosts, Inter Milan, have consistently found the net first in their previous seven matches at home.

Last year, Inter Milan narrowly missed lifting the Champions League trophy, succumbing to Manchester City after an impressive journey. As they gear up for another chance this season, they welcome Benfica to the San Siro in a pulsating group stage rematch.

A Look Back: The Recent History

When we delve into recent history, these two footballing giants offered a thriller in the Champions League quarter-finals just last season. Inter Milan managed to secure a victory, with the encounter in Portugal ending 2-0 in their favour and a dramatic 3-3 draw played out at the San Siro. Interestingly, this isn’t the first high-profile face-off between the two. They squared off in the 1965 final, where Inter emerged victorious.

Form Guide: Current Performance Analysis

Inter Milan’s impressive start under the watchful eyes of Simone Inzaghi has seen them claim victories in six of their seven outings in Serie A. A stumble against Sassuolo was quickly overcome with a resounding victory against Salernitana. Their Champions League journey began with a promising draw against a resurgent Real Sociedad in Spain.


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On the other side, Benfica have also shown resilience in their domestic campaign, bagging six wins from seven games. Their sole setback came against Boavista. However, in the Champions League, they faced an unexpected defeat against RB Salzburg, a game where they were a man down for most of the match after Antonio Silva received his marching orders.

Players in the Limelight

Lautaro Martinez is currently the name on everyone’s lips in Milan. The Argentinian maestro has been nothing short of spectacular, registering ten goals already. His recent performance against Salernitana, where he netted four times, cements his status as a top striker. The odds of him finding the net in this encounter stand at 6/4.

For Benfica, Angel Di Maria’s return to his roots has been nothing short of poetic. The former Manchester United and PSG star is still a significant threat, even at 35. He recently clinched the game for Benfica against Porto and has already tallied five goals this season. For those feeling adventurous, Di Maria to score in Milan offers odds of 9/2.

Predictions: What Could Happen?

1. Match Outcome: Inter Milan Victory

A close examination of both teams’ recent performances suggests that Inter Milan are poised for another win. Riding the momentum from last season, where they narrowly missed the Champions League crown, Inter have come into the new season with determination, winning six of their seven matches in Serie A. This includes a dominant win against Salernitana, showcasing their attacking prowess. Contrast this with Benfica’s recent form, which, although commendable, has witnessed a concerning 2-0 home defeat to RB Salzburg.

Moreover, historical data further supports Inter’s superiority. The last time these two giants clashed in the Champions League quarter-finals, Inter emerged as the better side. Notably, they secured a 2-0 win in Portugal and an exhilarating 3-3 draw in Milan. Considering this history and Inter’s current form, backing them for a win seems a logical conclusion.

2. Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 to Inter Milan

Delving deeper into the stats and taking into account both teams’ offensive and defensive behaviours, a 2-1 scoreline in favour of Inter Milan is plausible. While Inter boast a formidable attacking line, having scored 19 goals in their Serie A campaign, Benfica’s attack is not to be underestimated, having netted 17 times in Liga Portugal. However, Inter’s slightly superior defensive record, conceding just three times compared to Benfica’s seven, suggests they’ll manage to restrict Benfica to just a single goal. The 2-1 prediction strikes a balance between Inter’s current dominance and Benfica’s capability to pose threats.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez’s current form is nothing short of electric. With an impressive ten goals this season, including a staggering four-goal haul in a recent weekend match, Martinez is undoubtedly Inter’s most potent attacking threat. His knack for finding the back of the net consistently combined with Benfica’s recent defensive vulnerabilities, especially when considering they conceded two goals to RB Salzburg, makes him a prime candidate to score during this match-up. 

4. Corner Prediction: Inter Milan to Win More Corners, Total Corners – Over 11.5

Inter Milan’s attacking style of play, as evident from their average of 18 shots per game in Serie A, naturally results in a higher number of corner kicks. Their average stands at 5.4 corners per game, slightly below Benfica’s 6.3. However, considering that Inter will be playing at home and will likely adopt a more aggressive approach, it is expected that they will win the battle of corners. Given the combined averages of both teams, predicting a total of over 11.5 corners for the entire match seems a logical extrapolation, especially when you factor in the crucial nature of the game which might see both teams pushing for goal-scoring opportunities.


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Luca Semproni
Luca Semproni was born in Italy and loves Italian football to the core. A well-known Youtuber in the tipping space, he has collaborated with BettingTips4You for several years, providing great tips, especially on the Italian football and European Cups. A disillusioned Roma fan!