Current favourites to lift the Europa League trophy this season, Inter take on a very un-fancied Shakhtar on Monday night. The Italian side are on a 10 game unbeaten run, can they top it off by qualifying for the final?
Shakhtar though have gone 12 matches without defeat and love nothing more than taking a big scalp when playing as the underdog. Let’s have a look for some value for a Same Game Multi bet.
Inter finished their league season very strongly as they tried in vain to chase down eventual Serie A winners Juventus. Their biggest problem during the season had been a leaky defence but after the return to play it all seemed to click and over their eight final matches they only conceded in three of them.
Indeed they ended up with the lowest number of goals conceded in the league. Over the league campaign they scored 2.13 goals and conceded 0.95 per match on average.
Shakhtar scored 2.50 and conceded 0.81 goals over their league campaign this season and noth of these teams were knocked out of the Champions League groups stages in December so there’s plenty of stats to compare here.
Inter have scored 17 goals over 10 matches, conceding 11. Shakhtar scored 22 and conceded 19 over their 11 matches. As we can see their low concession rates don’t carry over into European competition.
Inter obviously come into this as hot favourites but the Ukranian side never go down without a fight and can take on the best of anybody on their day. Both Teams to Score looks like a given with two teams with such good goal scoring stats.
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Over 2.5 goals has been seen in six of Inter’s 10 European matches this season, the same stat landed in 10 of their 11 matches. Over 3.5 only landed in two of Inter’s 10 matches but landed in four of Shakhtar’s games
The safer bet is obviously with Over 2.5 goals as you can see. However, as we’re shown above both teams have tapped a rich vein of goalscoring form and with a place in the final up for grabs, both teams will be going for it so we should see plenty of goals here.
The Belgian has been on fire this season and we don’t have to wax lyrical about him again here as we’ve already done so in the past. Just look at his stats though, 23 goals over 36 league matches, two goals in four Coppa Italia matches and six goals in nine European matches this season.
He’s been playing incredibly this season and if anyone can fire Inter into a European final it’s going to be the Belgian.
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