Rapid Wiena vs Inter Milan
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Europa League game between Rapid Wiena and Inter Milan. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Rapid Wiena vs Inter Milan | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
While the Austrian Bundesliga still hasn’t started, Inter Milan is already fighting in the Serie A. Nerazzurri are in the middle of one very turbulent period, in which they even considered replacing the coach, Luciano Spaletti. That didn’t happen, but his productivity will be evaluated in the upcoming period. Rapid hopes to have a better spring than the first part of the season, as they provided nothing but disappointing results.
Inter comes from the Champions League, where he finished third in the group behind Barcelona and Tottenham. The Austrian club ended the group stage of the Europa League in place No.2 of Group G, with the same number of points as the winner Villarreal, and in front of Rangers and Spartak Moscow. The favorite in this matchup is obvious, but Rapid still has some hopes that they might make some sort of surprise at least at home.
The last competitive game this club had was against Austria, in the biggest derby of the Austrian football. We are quite confident that nobody among them wants to talk about it, as they lost 6-1. This will be their first game after the preparations and several friendly matches. The one characteristic thing for this club is that they either play low-scoring affairs or some unusually efficient events. When looking at Europa League meetings at home, Rapid had two wins and a draw, and they haven’t allowed a single goal in those three matches. All of them were under 2.5 goals and with both teams not to score.
Since the middle of January, Inter hasn’t won a single game, up until this Saturday. A huge win in Parma, 0-1, snapped a three-game losing skid, including the elimination from Coppa Italia after the penalties. Spaletti prefers tough and conservative tactics, especially when he plays on the road. Only once in the past five trips outside Milan, Inter played a game with 2 goals, as all the other ones ended with one score. Also, all those matches finished with both teams not to score. This is going to be a huge test for Spaletti, whose every move is continually being monitored right now.
Latest Team News
Except for Tamas Szanto who is injured for a long time, the home team doesn’t have anyone to report as unavailable. Inter’s Borja Valero and Sime Vrsaljko are doubtful, and it seems that both of them are not going to be in the protocol for this match.
These two sides met only twice in the Europan competitions. That was way back in 1990, in the second round of the Uefa Cup. Rapid defeated the Italians in Wien, 2:1, but failed to preserve that advantage at Meazza, losing 3:1, and suffering an elimination.
Odds and Predictions
As we already said, it is not hard to guess who is the favorite in this one. Rapid’s win is valued at 5.75, while on the other hand Inter’s is 1.60. A draw is 3.80.
Rapid Wiena vs Inter Milan | Top Betting Tip: Inter Milan (0-1)
The best solution for your betting, in this case, is to focus on goals. We are pretty sure that neither of the teams is going to play open and aggressive. There are two reasons for that. The first is their usual style of play which relies on tough defenses and often provides low-scoring games. The second is the importance of the event himself. Spaletti is under huge pressure, and he can’t allow for some surprise; otherwise, he is out. Inter’s board already made some initial talks with Mourinho. Rapid didn’t play a single competitive game for a while, and they sure are not going to expose themselves immediately. So, under 2.5 goals is the first pick, and both teams not to score the second. Inter has a better team, bigger names, and that is why we give the advantage to them in this case. Final prognosis, Rapid Wien – Inter Milan 0:1