The Champions League action is back in club football where eight clubs will be coming face to face for the Quarter Final leg 1. On Wednesday, Benfica will host Inter Milan for the first leg at Estadio Da Luz. Benfica defeated Club Brugge in the previous round with an aggregate score of 7-1 and Inter Milan declared their supremacy over Porto with a thrilling scoreline of 0-1.
Benfica scored a dominating victory against Club Brugge in the round of the 16-second leg. The club is leading the Primeira Liga point table and they are expected to be the league title winners.
Inter Milan has shown inconsistency in their performance this year and the result of which can be seen in the Serie A point table. Top bookmakers in India all have Champions League odds on their platform.
The Eagles have come out on top in the Primeira Liga competition. They have played some quality football but Benfica witnessed a shocking loss in their last fixture against Porto by 1-2. A loss will definitely affect the morale of the team for the Champions League game. However, this is the first home loss in the ongoing season and we expect Benfica to bounce back strong.
Goncalo Guedes is suffering from a knee injury and won’t be part of the fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Vlachodimos, Bah, Otamendi, Silva, Grimaldo, Chiquinho, Florentino, Joao Mario, Aursnes, Rafa Silva, Ramos
The 2022-23 season of Serie A has come with a lot of ups and downs for Inter Milan. La Beneamata will be travelling to Benfica after a Serie A draw against Salernitana. Inter Milan is going through a rough patch recently as they have not witnessed a win in the past 6 games. Two consecutive draws against Salernitana and Juventus will affect the balance of the squad for the Champions League game.
Milan Skriniar and Hakan Calhanoglu are both injured and there is no definite date for their return.
Predicted Lineup: Onana, Bastoni, Acerbi, Darmian, Dumfries, Dimarco, Barella, Mkhitaryan, Brozovic, Dzeko, Martinez
Benfica have always come out as a strong team at the home fixtures. Inter Milan has recently struggled to win a game and they will continue to struggle in the Champions League game as well. We predict a win for Benfica.