Inter Milan vs Rapid Vienna
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Inter Milan vs Rapid Vienna | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Inter woke up some two weeks ago and began saving the season. The Nerazzurri will have to give their best in this competition, in order to satisfy an army of frustrating fans who were expecting much more from this campaign. They are favorites against Rapid who comes to Italy with a mission to give their best and try not to embarrass themselves against one of the major European clubs.
Inter has the advantage form the first leg. Though it is a minimal one, for the Italian side it is quite enough, as we all know their defensive abilities. This Sunday, Spaletti’s team defeated Sampdoria in the domestic championship and proved that their form is going up. Rapid participated in the Austrian Cup, and they had no troubles trashing Hsrtberg with 5:2.
After a loss at home to Bologna on 3rd of February, Luciano Spaletti was on the verge of getting sacked. The coach who came to Inter to win trophies utterly disappointed ever since, but somehow he dodged this bullet and remained at the bench of the famous club. The talks about Mourinho’s comeback were getting louder and louder, and for a brief moment, they are silenced. Probably until the next failure. Only two games in the last 10 Inter played saw three or more goals; all others were inefficient matches with just a few chances and one goal. You’ve read it well, one goal. The problems with efficiency are going to be even bigger now when Mauro Icardi is not in good relationship with the club. The latest info is saying that the fans turned against him also, which might have vast consequences every time he steps on the pitch.
Rapid hammered Hartberg in their first competitive game since the start of the New Year. The Austrian club played ok in the first leg and was not inferior as many thought they would be. Inter did have the control of the tempo and the match in general, but hosts threatened on several occasions. Rapid is playing much worse on the road than at home, and that was evident in the group stage of this competition. They defeated Spartak in Moscow after a lucky turn of events, with a goal in the last moments of the game. In other two, they got demolished against Villarreal 5:0, and Rangers, 3:1.
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The situation surrounding Icardi is not good at all, and there are some doubts about his appearance in this match. According to some sources, the Argentinian might skip this match. Apart from him, Sime Vrsaljko is the only player who won’t be playing. Tamas Szanto and Christopher Dibon are unavailable with for the guests.
Inter now has two wins over the Austrians, and one loss. Previous two games were back in 1990, also in the UEFA Cup. Rapid won in Vienna, 1:0, Inter in Milan, 3:1.
Odds and Predictions
Anything else than Inter’s win would be a great surprise. That is why odds on their triumph are set at 1.30. A draw is 5.50, while Rapid’s victory and a sensation at Meazza is 9.00.
Inter Milan vs Rapid Vienna | Top Betting Tip: Inter Milan (2-0)
Even without Icardi, Nerazzurri should easily win this game. They’ve shown that in the first leg. Rapid doesn’t have what it takes to breach their defense, and even if the attack doesn’t deliver, Inter’s back line will, no doubt, cover everything up. Odds on plain victory are too small, so try with Asian handicap, and -1.5 goals margin. Also, don’t rush into some crazy bets on a high number of goals. Most of the punters see low odds on home team victory and start splashing some enormous sums of money. Remember, this is Inter, the Italians, they don’t play high-scoring games. Under 2.5 goals is the most realistic solution judging by the recent statistics. Finally, Inter Milan – Rapid Vienna 2:0.