Things are getting heated up in the Champions League tournament as we have reached the week where the second leg will decide the final four names for the semi-final round. Inter Milan will be hosting Benfica for the second leg of the quarter-final at San Siro on Thursday. Internazionale is carrying an advantage here, as they won the first leg by 2-0.
The away game came with a lot of pressure for the Serie A giants. However, Inter Milan handled it well and took advantage by scoring two goals in the first leg.
Benfica turned out to be a weaker team in front of their Serie A counterparts. Their failure at the home ground has raised a lot of questions.
We expect Inter to reach the semi final of the Champions League.
The betting tip is...
Inter Milan will win the match.
After winning the first leg of the quarter-final against Benfica, Inter Milan witnessed an unexpected Serie A loss against Monza at San Siro. A middle-level club defeating the giant was a disappointing view, but the squad will be confident enough to face Benfica for the 2nd leg as they already know that they have one leg in the semi-final.
Romelu Lukaku will be in the spotlight again for the 2nd leg of the Champions League.
Predicted Lineup: Onana, Bastoni, de Vrij, Darmian, Dimarco, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Martinez, Lukaku
The Primeira Liga giants are going through a rough patch in club football. They are on a three-match losing streak as they lost to Chaves in their previous game. The team morale will be low and the confidence of the team will be shaken. The team management will be concerned about the weak attack which was visible in the first leg against Inter Milan.
David Neres and Goncalo Guedes are expected to be part of the game against Inter Milan.
Predicted Lineup: Vlachodimos, Gilberto, Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo, Florentino, Chiquinho, Mario, Neres, Guedes, Ramos
Benfica carries a poor record when it comes to the away fixtures. They have lost three consecutive games and this will impact their overall performance at San Siro. We predict a win for Inter Milan by 2-0 on Thursday.