Inter vs Benfica Predictions and Odds Quarterfinals 2nd Leg
Back on the field after a super exciting match in the first leg of this Champions League. The Italian teams are still trying to go as far as possible in this competition, but the other opponents are making it difficult for them. This next match at the San Siro stadium will be the last chance to get the pass to the semi-finals. The Inter vs Benfica Prediction doesn’t vary much due to the change of location, but the pressure will be on as it’s all or nothing this 19/04/23.
Inter vs Benfica Odds and Statistics
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Since the 2010 – 2011 season the Black and Blues had not reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League, now they have to overcome this barrier.
After reaching the same stage eleven seasons ago, Inter went on to reach the round of 16 the following campaign and then were absent from the competition for six seasons. That return was followed by three consecutive group stage defeats, until last season when they reached the round of 16 again and are now fighting for a place in the semi-final. The club has already won three Champions League titles, just like its rival, two in a row, in 1963/64 and 1964/65, but in recent times it was in the 2009/10 season, with José Mourinho at the helm, that they would lift the trophy again.
Now they meet again in the Inter vs Benfica to continue their rise to the next level. They did not achieve great numbers as the opposing team could have done in the previous stages of the competition, so they had the wind against them already on their visit to their opponents’ ground. Now, at home, they want their name to be sung when they get the victory. The club has great strengths, and among them is the balance at all levels of their lineup.
There is one issue that has caught the eye and that is the noticeable lack of sync between two of their greatest attackers, the Argentine world champion, Lautaro and the Belgian beast, Lukaku. They need all this to return to their best times to be able to carry out the plan of advancing to the next phase.
After coming undefeated from the group stage and the round of sixteen, the Reds want to take the quarterfinals by storm as well.
Making history by going this far for the fifth time in the recent history of the Champions League, since 2000. For their golden era dates back to the 1960/61 and 1961/62 seasons, when they were crowned back-to-back champions. Not only that, but they would do so by beating Barcelona F.C first, and then Real Madrid. Benfica has not been able to advance from this stage since then and they are looking to do so this time with a very solid team, which has not only achieved an attacking force to be feared, but they hardly leave any space for the rivals to do anything against them.
They came into this quarter-final stage as favorites to face Inter vs Benfica. Their coach, Roger Schmidt, who took over the club in 2022, has made of the squad an excellent articulation between the defense, perhaps even the strongest side of the Reds; the center, with good creations and fluency upwards; and the attack, which, without much thought, strikes goals everywhere.
Also, this time as opponents, the world champions, Otamendi, who has played an important role in preventing goals against his club, vs Lautaro, who did not have the required level in the World Cup, but tries to redeem himself with the club in such an important moment as this Inter vs Benfica second leg.
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A bit of history of what both clubs have experienced previously in the Champions League.
The most important direct confrontation in UEFA competitions was in the 1964/65 season, a home game for the Black and Blues, the final. With this match Inter vs Benfica, the home side would win their first consecutive title, the last golden years for them in a long time.
Upcoming Champions League Semifinals
There is no turning back, there is no second chance or chance to recover, this is the last battle to get that pass to the penultimate stage of the Champions League 2022/2023. The second leg will be played at the San Siro stadium, home of Inter, on 19 – 04 – 23 at 21:00. The winner is Inter, and will be playing the semifinals in Milan vs Inter.
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Prediction for Inter vs Benfica in Quarterfinals 2nd Leg
Let’s talk a bit about what is happening to each of the clubs in their domestic league. Inter is third in the Serie A table, with fifty points collected up to their 27th game played, that is, 31 points less than the possible 81; they are also 21 points behind Napoli.
On the other hand, the Reds are first in the Primeira Liga, with 68 points accumulated out of a possible 75, i.e. they have only lost 7 points so far. They were also 10 points ahead of their closest rival, Porto, who were already eliminated from this competition.
The Inter vs Benfica Prediction is related to the overall numbers already accumulated by the clubs, the statistics continue to tilt the balance towards the Portuguese club to advance to the semi-final. The possible score is 1 – 2.
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