Inter vs Benfica Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (UEFA Champions League 2022/23, April 19)
Benfica travels to Italy hoping for a comeback in the second leg of their quarter-finals game against Inter Milan. The Nerrazurri grabbed a healthy two-goal advantage in the first leg, and they have one foot in the semifinals, while Roger Schmidt and his men need nothing less than a two-goal or bigger win on Wednesday.
Inter Milan vs Benfica (2022/23 UEFA Champions League) Key Info
Inter Milan’s domestic campaign isn’t going as planned as they dropped out of the top four following a 1-0 defeat at home to Monza. They have had a decent run in the UEFA Champions League compared to their form in Serie A, and if they play their cards well, they should make it to the semifinals.
Benfica suffered a third consecutive loss against Chaves, and their lead in Liga Portugal has been cut to just four points. The Eagles are on the brink of elimination against Inter Milan, and they would be hoping to return to winning ways against the Italians, who have been poor at home.
|UEFA Champions League 2022-23 Playoffs, Quarter-final (2nd Leg)
|Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano, Italy
|19 April 2023
|7:00 p.m. GMT on Wednesday
Inter vs Benfica Match Preview and Statistics
Inter vs Benfica Odds
Inter Milan are back in Italy, and they are the favorites to win after their win and the home advantage. A win for the Nerazzurri is priced at 2.20 (6/5), while the odds for a Benfica victory are set at 3.40 (12/5). Football online bookies are offering the highest odds on a draw at 3.60 (13/5).
Benfica has a huge mountain to climb in Italy, and their odds of qualifying are set at 10.00 (9/1), while Inter Milan’s odds of reaching the semi-finals are worth 1.05 (1/20).
Inter Milan beat the odds to reach the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, finishing ahead of FC Barcelona in Group C. The Italian side only lost to Bayern Munich over two legs in the group stage, and they got a famous 3-3 draw at Camp Nou against Barcelona. Inter Milan saw off FC Porto in the round of 16 with a narrow 1-0 win on aggregate, and they are on the brink of eliminating another Portuguese team.
Benfica pulled off one of the biggest surprises in the Champions League group stages as they finished first in Group H ahead of Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. They scored 16 goals and conceded just seven in the group stage and followed this performance up with a 7-1 aggregate win over Club Brugge in the round of 16. Benfica failed to replicate this form in the first leg of the quarter-finals, and they face their biggest test of the season in this game.
Inter vs Benfica H2H
Last week’s meeting between Inter Milan and Benfica was the first-ever competitive game between these two teams. Inter Milan is a regular in the knockouts, unlike Benfica, and they won the first leg in Portugal.
- Benfica 0-2 Inter Milan (11 April 2023)
Last Five Games
Internazionale vs Benfica Predictions
Total Goals – Under 2.5 @ 1.91 (10/11)
Inter Milan and Benfica have found it hard to score goals lately, and there has been very little action in front of the goal for both teams. Simone Inzaghi’s team have failed to score in three consecutive home games in the Italian Serie A, with all three matches ending with one goal. All of Inter Milan’s last seven games have finished with two goals or fewer, and they have often lacked cutting edge in front of goal.
Benfica made it back-to-back games without scoring a goal, and those matches didn’t produce up to three goals. Inter Milan has a healthy lead, and they can afford to sit back as they did against FC Porto, which should make things difficult for the Eagles, and we should expect a low-scoring game. A bet on this game to end with two goals or less is a very valuable option and is also available on Champions League live odds betting sites.
Bookings – Inter Milan – 2+ @ 1.44 (4/9)
Inter Milan has been receiving a lot of bookings lately, and they are one of the teams with the most bookings in both domestic and European competitions. The Snakes have received at least two bookings in each of their last five games in all competitions, and since they are going to be more defensive here, we should see at least two bookings for Inter Milan. Benfica is also a team good at counterattacks, and they can commit the hosts to cynical challenges as they did in the first leg.
First Half Result – Draw @ 2.25 (5/4)
Due to their struggles up front, Inter Milan and Benfica have been level at halftime time in most of their recent games. Benfica has gone into the break on level terms in their last four games in all competitions, while four of Inter Milan’s last five games have produced draws at halftime. The first leg last week was goalless at halftime, and this tie is going to be more conservative, so you may bet on both teams to be level at halftime for healthy odds.
Inter vs Benfica Team News
Milan Skriniar returned from injury and has started training with the Nerrazurri, but he hasn’t played a full game since his return. Simone Inzaghi has his other players fully fit and available for this clash.
Julian Draxler and Mihailo Ristic are doubtful for Benfica, and it is unlikely they will make it in time for this clash while Alexander Bah is out until next month.
Recommended Betting Picks for Inter vs Benfica Match
- Total Goals – Under 2.5 @ 1.91 (10/11)
- Bookings – Inter Milan – 2+ @ 1.44 (4/9)
Inter Milan rounds off their tie against Benfica this week in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, and there are very exciting offers from the bookmakers. You can get the best out of this game by using our expert betting tips and predictions.