Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk: prediction for the Champions League game
Inter Milan are set to host Shakhtar Donetsk on Matchday 5 of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, November 24. We made predictions for this fixture, which you can find below.
Inter Milan won the last two games in the Champions League, defeating Sheriff Tiraspol (6:2 on aggregate). Following these victories and an earlier goalless draw with Shakhtar, the Nerazzurriare 2nd in Group D with 7 points. The home side will need to win both remaining games to secure progress to the knockout rounds.
The reigning champions of Serie A are currently 3rd in the domestic league standings with 28 points from 8 victories and 4 draws. Simone Inzaghi's men earned 7 points in the last three games: they beat Udinese (2:0), drew with AC Milan (1:1) and got a hard-fought victory over Napoli (3:2). Inter have the best attack in Serie A, having chalked up 32 goals. The top scorer for the Narazzurri is Dzeko with 7 seven goals.
Alexis Sanchez and Stefan de Vrijare sidelined with injuries, and Christian Eriksen is still out with the heart problem he suffered at Euro 2020.
Shakhtar Donetskgot into the group stage of the Champions League through qualifying rounds, where they recorded brilliant victories over Genk and Monaco. But at the start of the tournament, the Ukrainian champions suffered an unexpected defeat at the hands of Sheriff Tiraspol. After that,the Minersearned their only point, having tied with Inter Milan, and in the last two games Shakhtar lost to Real Madrid twice. The Miners sit bottom of Group D with a faint chance of making the Europa League playoffs.
In the Ukrainian Premier League, Shakhtar share the top line with Dynamo Kyiv after 15 rounds. In the last three games,Roberto De Zerbi's men beat Desna (4:1), Kolos (3:1), and Rukh (2:0).
Traore, Moraes, and Konoplyanka are all unavailable due to injuries.
The last three games between the two sides were tied.
In 2 of the last 5 games of the Nerazzurri, goals were scored in only one half.
In 3 of the last 4 games of the guests, this bet played.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 games of Inter.
Inter are the clear favourite in this match, but the team spent a lot of energy on Sunday against Napoli. Moreover, Inter don't have an impressive record against Shakhtar, most of their clashes ending in draws. We expect a close game and scoring opportunities for both sides.
Our prediction - both to score
Draws have been the most recurring result between these teams, including the last three encounters. We believe that both sides will be satisfied with yet another draw.
Second bet - draw