Inter Milan take on Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals in Dusseldorf on Monday. The Italian club are in top form, will their superior experience, depth and fitness help them win in Germany?
Inter Milan finished second in Serie A, one point behind Juventus. Antonio Conte’s side are undefeated in their last nine matches, winning their last four by 2+ goals. The Nerazzurri won 3-0 at Genoa, 2-0 against Napoli and 2-0 at Atalanta to round off their league campaign. Inter won 2-0 against Getafe in the Europa League on Wednesday. Romelu Lukaku scored the opener and Christian Eriksen came off the bench to extend their lead. Midfielder Matías Vecino remains out injured.
Bayer Leverkusen finished 5th in the Bundesliga after earning seven points from their final five games. The Werkself lost 2-0 in a crucial match at Hertha Berlin before winning 1-0 against Mainz on the final matchday. Leverkusen lost 4-2 against Bayern Munich in the German Cup final with Sven Bender and Kai Havertz on target. Peter Bosz’s side won 1-0 against Rangers in the Europa League on Thursday to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory. Moussa Diaby scored the winner, Havertz hitting the bar and missing two clear chances to score. Attacker Paulinho is injured with attacking midfielder Nadiem Amiri is out of the squad due to coronavirus concerns. Kerem Demirbay returns from suspension and competes with Exequiel Palacios for a spot in midfield.
Inter Milan have been in great form, winning their last four matches by 2+ goals without conceding.
Inter’s players have more experience, their squad is deeper and they should have a fitness advantage over Leverkusen who had a month to wait for their match against Rangers. This should be a great match. Inter Milan’s experience and fitness gives them a slight edge against Bayer Leverkusen.
PREDICTION : INTER MILAN 3-1
SINGLE TIP : OVER 1.5 FT GOALS
SINGLE TIP : INTER MILAN OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS