Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Predictions, betting tips, odds & match preview
Inter Milan are looking to book their place in the Europa League final as they take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the semi-final on Monday evening.
We’re expecting an entertaining clash between two in-form sides at the Merkur-Spiel Arena so read on for our Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk betting tips and predictions here.
Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Tips
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Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk Predictions
Squawka Stat: Shakhtar Donetsk have scored two or more goals in each of their last five games in all competitions.
Shakhtar have always been known for favouring an attack-minded style of play. Although they have had to play away from their home town for the majority of the last few campaigns, they’ve never really strayed from their attacking style and that won’t change here despite coming up against perceivably stronger opposition.
The Ukranian side have not failed to score in any of their last seven Europa League games, scoring twice at least in each of their last five in all competitions and having racked up no fewer than seven goals in their two European fixtures since the tournament’s return.
In short, we expect them to get on the scoresheet at least here. However, we still expect Inter to earn the victory. The Italian side have have now gone ten games unbeaten in all competitions, in a run that has included victories over the likes of Napoli, Atalanta and in this competition Getafe and Bayer Leverkusen – so we think they’ll have the quality for yet another win here.
Squawka Stat: Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has found the net in each of his last six European matches.
One major reason for that quality that Inter show as a team is their reliance on Romelu Lukaku in front of goal. After two solid if unspectacular campaigns with Manchester United, the Belgian forward has really come into his own in his first season in Italy and will head into this semi-final full of confidence on Monday night.
27 year old has racked up no fewer than 31 goals in all competitons for the Nerazzurri this season and he has particularly enjoyed the Europa League, scoring in each of his team’s four appearances in the competition and he also scored in the side’s last two games of the Champions League group stages against Slavia Prague and Barelona.
After scoring the all-important second against Bayer Leverkusen, which turned out to be the winner on Tuesday night, expect Lukaku’s power, pace and deadly finishing to cause an often unorganised Shakhtar backline some serious problems here.
Squawka Bet Tip:Romelu Lukaku to score at any time @ 23/20 with Sky Bet – odds correct at the time of writing
Inter Milan Form
Genoa 0-3 Inter Milan (25/07/20 – Serie A)
Inter Milan 2-0 Napoli (28/07/20 – Serie A)
Atalanta 0-2 Inter Milan (01/08/20 – Serie A)
Inter Milan 2-0 Getafe (05/08/20 – Europa League)
Inter Milan 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (10/08/20 – Europa League)
Shakhtar Donetsk Form
Desna 2-4 Shakhtar Donetsk (12/07/20 – Premier League)
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 Kolos Kovalivka (15/07/20 – Premier League)
Oleksandria 2-2 Shakhtar Donetsk (19/07/20 – Premier League)
Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 Wolfsburg (05/08/20 – Europa League)
Shakhtar Donetsk 4-1 Basel (11/08/20 – Europa League)