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Inter vs Shakhtar Betting Tips and Game Preview

Last updated: 17 Aug 09:03

Inter vs Shakhtar Betting Tip by Betting.com

Complicated but not impossible challenge for Antonio Conte's team will be that on Monday the 17th of August at 20:00 at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf. Inter must deal with the Ukrainian champions who seem in great shape as evidenced by the 4-1 victory over Basel in the quarters.

Excellent form also for the Nerazzurri team which overcame the dangerous obstacle Bayer Leverkusen in the quarterfinals with the 2-1. Victory signed by the goals of Barella and the usual Lukaku who has always scored in all the last 9 games of the Europa League in which he played (5 with the Everton shirt in the 14/15 season when he won the top scorer of the tournament).

According to the odds given by the bookmakers', the Nerazzurri are defined as the favourites, but Conte's men must not make the mistake of underestimating the Ukrainians.

Will Lukaku and his teammates be able to deliver and qualify for the final game of the Europa League this year, where by the way, no Italian team has not played in the last 20 years?

Let's try to figure out and see what the stats say:

  • Inter compared to the Ukrainians have players with more international experience in their squad. In games like these Godin, Eriksen, Young and Lukaku can make a difference.
  • For Conte's Inter it will be essential not to concede a goal: Handanovic from this point of view can give a lot of guarantees. The Nerazzurri in the last 8 occasions have only conceded 3 goals - which we think is quite impressive.
  • The weak point of the Ukrainians is the defence, it is true that they score a lot, it is equally valid that they leave a lot of space for their opponents and suffer a lot of goals.
  • If we consider only the matches played in Europe by the Ukrainians this season, there is an interesting fact to report: they have conceded 19 goals in 11 games;

We expect an open and attacking style of play from both teams. These two "ingredients" are always a certain promise of a great show for the fans and a lot of goals. That's why our prediction for this game is aligned with the style played by both teams.

Betting Tip By Betting.com: BTTS & Over 2.5 at odds around at 2.00

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Inter Latest News and Stats

Inter reached this Europa League semi-final with high morale. The win against Bayer Leverkusen was the fifth consecutive victory, a positive streak that the Nerazzurri had not achieved since September 2018 when Spalletti was on the bench.

Against Getafe, we saw single players who decided the game with individual efforts. Against Leverkusen. The picture was different, and we saw one team which played in all the areas of the field together.

With Lukaku in form like this Conte and the other players can be calm for the question who will score? They give the ball to Lukaku and he will show no mercy for the opponents' goalkeepers.

For these of you who like to bet on a goalscorer, Lukaku for sure can be a great choice

Antonio Conte can’t count for this game on Alexis Snchez(injured) and Vecino(injured).

  • The Nerazzurri have won the last 5 official matches, proving to be in great shape and to reach their best for these final games with huge importance, the Europa League Cup is the stake for Inter.
  • Inter scored 102 goals this season in 52 games
  • Romelu Lukaku without a doubt is the man on fire in the Nerazzurri squad with 23 scored goals
  • The average shots per game for Inter this season are 15.7
  • In the Inter team assists can be expected from everyone, having 5 players with more than 5 assists this season.
Shakhtar Latest News and Stats

Shakhtar arrives at the appointment with the Nerazzurri after having liquidated Basel in the quarterfinals with the heavy 4-1 result. We had left them in December lost and confused after the 3-0 defeat against Atalanta on the last day of the Champions League which had cost them their elimination from the main competition.

Now they are looking different. In fact, in the two matches in Germany, they scored 7 goals demonstrating an excellent state of form. The reigning champions of Ukraine led by the Portuguese Luis Castro love to control the ball and always try to have possession on it. The Brazilian enclave that formed in Donetsk over the years is now led by striker Junior Moraes, a 33-year-old born in Sao Paulo but naturalized Ukrainian, who has already scored 26 goals this year.

Shakhtar looks like another team compared to that of this winter. Certainly Antonio Conte is reviewing the matches of the Ukrainians in the Champions League group when they took a football lesson from Gasperini's Atalanta. He will try to win against them by using some of Atalanta's approaches. Shakhtar should try to do it without the injured Ismaily and Malushev

  • Shakhtar is undefeated since 15 March this year
  • The 4-1 win in the previous round bore some significance,7 out of 8 games played by Shakhtar in Europe this year finished with over 2.5
  • Each of their previous seven UEL matches finished with over 2.5 goals too and in 6 occasions with both side goals.
  • Three of their last 4 UEL matches saw the opening goal scored by the 20th minute.
Next Game

For one of these two teams, the next game will be the Europa League Final which will be played on 21 August against Sevilla.

Author:

Janne Kouva

Esports Specialist

Bio:

Janne has over 10 years of experience with sports betting, especially esports and football. A life long passion for CS:GO and Dota 2, and all things football makes his ultimate goal to share knowledge with other betting enthusiasts through written content.
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