Let’s join 90phuttv to evaluate the results of the match between the two teams Inter vs Benfica taking place at 2:00 a.m. on October 4.
Match between Inter vs Benfica
Football commentary for the match between Inter vs Benfica in Group D of the 2023/24 Champions League will take place at 02:00 on October 4. Bongdaplus analyzes force information, expected lineup, bookmaker odds, and score prediction.
Analyzing the performance of Inter vs Benfica
Inter just won in Serie A. They crushed the host Salernitana with 4 unanswered goals, on the day Lautaro Martinez was the only name to appear on the scoring list. That victory helped Inter reclaim the top spot in Serie A and will certainly be a great dose of “mental doping” for coach Simone Inzaghi and his team before the match against Benfica.
It can be affirmed that Inter’s recent performance is very impressive. In the past 12 matches, they only had to receive 1 defeat, which was a loss against away team Sassuolo on September 28 with a score of 1-2. The remaining team with blue and black stripes won 9 and drew 2 matches.
Lautaro will bring terror to Benfica’s defense
Inter plays especially well at home. In 10 recent visits to opponents at Giuseppe Meazza, Mr. Inzaghi’s students only lost 1 match against Sassuolo as mentioned above, the remaining 1 draw and 8 wins. Notably, in those 8 wins, there were 6 matches where the reigning Champions League runner-up team scored 2 or more goals.
Therefore, Inter players will certainly be very confident going into the match with Benfica, even though the opponent also has impressive form, winning 6/7 recent matches. Notably, the Portuguese team’s only loss in those 7 matches was a 0-2 loss at home to Salzburg in the first match of the Champions League group stage.
There is even more reason to have faith in the home team if you know that, in the past, Inter was dominant when facing Benfica. Specifically, the team with blue and black stripes won 2 and drew 3 out of 5 encounters with the Portuguese representative.
Comment on Inter Milan vs Benfica
Latest Inter vs Benfica force information
Inter had many unfortunate absences in the match welcoming Benfica due to injury. They do not have the services of three midfielders including Juan Cuadrado, Stefano Sensi and Davide Frattesi. Besides, striker Marko Arnautovic.
Most likely, Inter will play with a 3-5-2 formation. In particular, the defense will have disturbances. Matteo Darmian and Francesco Acerbi will most likely be pushed to the bench, leaving Benjamin Pavard and Stefan De Vrij to start alongside Alessandro Bastoni in a three-at-the-back defensive system.
The Benfica side did not have the services of defender Antonio Silva due to suspension and that was the only absence. Maybe, the team from Portugal will play with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Among them, two players who are very familiar with Inter, including Angel di Maria and Joao Mario, will start.
Golden statistics of the match Inter vs Benfica
If only counted in official tournaments, Inter won the Asian handicap in 9/10 recent matches at home. That achievement is very impressive, enough for investors to put their trust in the team with black and blue stripes in the match against Benfica.
Bongdaplus predicts the score of Inter vs Benfica
There is little hope for Benfica to win points in the upcoming match, when Inter always plays well at home. It is likely that this match will result 2-1 in favor of coach Simone Inzaghi’s team.
Special comments Inter Milan vs Benfica
Inter Milan win: Inter is assessed to have a 58% chance of winning the next match, and in fact they win 67% of matches with this rate. Inter is in high form and the team is not having any serious problems. Inter’s attacking players were all ready to shoot while the defense remained solid as usual. It will be a difficult problem for Benfica at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.
More than 2.5 goals: The match between Inter and Benfica is a must-win for both teams. Therefore, a goal can trigger a chase between the two teams. Inter’s attack is playing very well and this ensures that the next match will have goals.
Expected lineup Inter vs Benfica
Inter (3-5-2): Sommer; Pavard, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Lautaro, Thuram
Benfica (4-2-3-1): Trubin; Bah, Otamendi, Morato, Aursnes; Kokcu, Luis; Di Maria, Rafa Silva, Joao Mario; Musa