On the evening of 8 March, Liverpool will take on Inter at Anfield in the return leg of the Champions League last eight clash. Can we expect a comeback from the Italian side? Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet.ng.
Jurgen Klopp’s side sit second in the domestic league table with a total of 63 points after 27 games. They have scored 71 goals (their highest total) and conceded 20. The team has an unbelievable 12-game winning streak in the last 12 fixtures. Last weekend, Liverpool defeated David Moyes’ resilient West Ham 1-0 at home to Sadio Mane. However, the game should have been far more productive had the teams converted even a fraction of the chances they created. Before that, the Reds took the League Cup by beating Chesley on penalties (11-10).
Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino, midfielder Thiago and centre-back Joel Matip are all out injured. The attacking trio of Salah-Mane-Jota are in fine form, with 43 goals to their name. The Egyptian has already scored eight goals in the UEFA Champions League.
Simone Inzaghi’s side had long been at the top of the Serie A table but suffered a relegation in February. There was only one win in a month (2-0 against Roma) in seven games. The result sees Milan find themselves just ahead of the Nerazzurri in the standings. Now, the Bianconeri have amassed 58 points from 27 games played. Last Friday, however, the side broke through with a 5-0 win over Salernina at the San Siro. Lautaro Martinez scored a hat-trick and Edin Dzeko a double.
In the Champions League, the Italians are tied for second place in the quartet with Real Madrid, Moldova’s Sheriff and Shakhtar. The club’s sickbay is empty, with all players expected to take to the pitch on Tuesday.
Three weeks ago, the English defeated their opponents in their own half with a 0-2 draw. They previously met in the 2007/08 Champions League last 16, with Rafa Benitez’s side progressing to the next round (2-0 and 0-1).
Liverpool vs Inter
The hosts are in excellent playing condition and are chasing the leading City in the championship. They have won their 12th match in a row and there is clearly no intention of losing in front of their fans. Jurgen Klopp has arguably the strongest attacking trio in the world. The visitors broke their losing streak on Friday, but it was Salernitana – Serie A’s worst club – who were beaten. However, they are capable of scoring one goal in this encounter. We think we are in for a scoring game. We predict a goal total of over 2.5.