Inter take on Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday evening in the fifth leg of the Champions League group stage. Odds for all sporting events can be found at 1xbet v.83(2625).
Simone Inzaghi has described the match against Shakhtar as his most important of the season. Inter are currently second in the Champions League group, only one point ahead of third-placed Sheriff. It is important for the Nerazzurri to beat Shakhtar at home on Wednesday. If they score three points, the Italian team will either secure a place in the playoffs or come close to it.
Shakhtar are bottom of the table in quartet D with just one point from their last four Champions League games. The situation is such that Roberto de Dzerby’s team need only a win away to Inter. If the vice-champion of Ukraine does not take three points, there will be no chance to continue the European Cup season even in the Europa League. The situation is difficult, but the Pitmen are certainly not going to give up without a fight.
– The last 3 games between Inter and Shakhtar ended 0-0. At the same time, Shakhtar have never beaten Inter (4 draws, 2 defeats).
– Inter have never lost a European Cup game to a team from Ukraine (6 wins, 6 draws).
– Inter have won only 2 of their last 10 UEFA Champions League games (5 draws, 3 defeats).
– Shakhtar are unbeaten in their last 5 games in the Champions League main draw (2 draws, 3 defeats). In those five games, the Pitmen have scored just one goal.
It seems to us that Simone Inzaghi’s side will realise their class advantage on Wednesday night and win convincingly. We’ll put our money on Inter’s victory with a handicap (-1) at odds of 1.47.
Prediction: Inter win by a handicap (-1)