Inter Milan continues its quest for the trophy as they meet Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League quarterfinals. Nerazzurri is hoping to get their hands on this trophy, which would not only save the season, but make it a positive one. Plus, all the problems inside the club would disappear. On the other side, Bayer’s position is pretty unclear, and we can’t say anything about the Germans, who are ut of the competitive rhythm for a while.
Inter (+105) recently finished its domestic season, and that is their biggest advantage over this rival. We need to say that the overall quality of Inter’s side is much higher than Bayer’s, but that right now, our focus is on fitness.
Conte’s side posted four straight victories at the moment, all of them coming without a goal allowed. During that row, Inter beat Genoa, Napoli, Atalanta, and Getafe, most recently. In all of these contests, Lukaku and the boys netted at least twice.
The three-time European champions have nine straight games without a loss, posting six wins and three draws throughout that period, and keeping their net intact on six occasions. In seven road trips since the restart of play, Inter scored twice or more five times.
Bayer Leverkusen (+260) defeated Rangers with 1-0 in the second leg of their round of 16 matchups, but they seemed far less convincing than before. We need to say that COVID-19 pause hurt this team a lot, as they played superbly until that point, smashing everything that stood in their way. Just look at their results back then, and everything will be clear to you.
After the restart, Bayer’s form significantly dropped, and they eventually didn’t even reach the Champions League spot at the end of the Bundesliga campaign. Throughout most of the year, Leverkusen was a title candidate.
Three of their previous four away games saw under 2.5 goals, but that was already in the moments when Bayer started falling apart and losing some matches they shouldn’t.
Vecino is out for Nerazzurri. In the meantime, Antonio Conte entered a fierce dispute with the management of the team, and it seems that he might leave the club at the end of the season, if not earlier. The Italian media are constantly filling the headlines with this, and it seems that the situation is not harmless at all.
Meanwhile, Kai Havertz’s status is still unsolved, and one of the most talented youngsters is still in Leverkusen. Recently some news appeared that Chelsea offers a massive deal for his signature, but there were no confirmations.
Amiri, Aranguiz and Paulinho are out for this match.
Inter is our choice, because they play pretty well right now, and they are in much better physical shape than their rivals. Also, it appears that Leverkusen isn’t capable of taking down the Italians who are a much better team when looking at the bigger picture, as they have better players and a deeper rotation. Therefore, Inter to win is the suggestion with the odds at +105.
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