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In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the UEFA Champions League match between Benfica v Inter Milan.
Benfica v Inter Milan Match Details:
League: UEFA Champions League
Venue: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisboa, Portugal
Time: 12th April, 12.30am
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The Champions League nights are back, as the high-flying Benfica welcome a struggling Inter Milan side in the first-leg of the quarter-finals.
Having exceeded all expectations, Benfica have been the surprise package this year in the UEFA Champions League. They are unbeaten yet in the tournament, topping the group that included the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus – before demolishing Club Brugge in the round of 16 to enter the quarters. Roger Schmidt’s side have scored 23 goals in this season’s UCL, a feat only bettered by Napoli. Despite suffering a 2-1 loss at the hands of Porto last week in the Liga, Benfica will be fancying their chances of a victory against the Italian side, who have struggled for form off late.
Contrary to Benfica, Inter Milan have not had a great 2023, as they continue their struggles in front of goal. Inzaghi’s side are winless in their last 6 matches in all competitions – having scored just three goals during this period. Chance creation hasn’t been an issue for Inter, although the finishing ability is a cause of concern for the Italian side. The Inter fans will be optimistic about Inzaghi’s expertise at navigating cup competitions despite recent domestic woes, however, away from home, Benfica might seem to stern a test for the Nerazzurri.
Benfica v Inter Prediction:
Benfica 2-0 Inter Milan
Benfica: A Bah, J Draxler, M Ristic, N Otemendi, G Guedes
Inter Milan: H Calhanoglu, M Skriniar
Key Stats for Benfica and Inter: (All Competitions)
Benfica: J Mario (23), G Ramos (20), R Silva (11)
Inter Milan: L Martinez (15), E Dzeko (10), N Barella (6)
Benfica: A Grimaldo (11), J Mario (9), D Neres (6)
Inter Milan: N Barella (7), H Calhanoglu (6), A Bastoni (4)
Benfica: Florentino (84), N Otamendi (66), A Bah (52), A Grimaldo (46)
Inter Milan: S de Vrij (36), F Acerbi (34), H Mkhitaryan (29)
Benfica: Florentino (96), A Grimaldo (84), A Bah, N Otamendi (71)
Inter Milan: M Darmian (60), H Calhanoglu (50), N Barella (49)
Benfica: A Grimaldo (68), J Mario (62), A Bah, D Neres (40)
Inter Milan: H Calhanoglu (61), F Dimarco (56), N Barella (51)
Benfica v Inter Predicted Lineups
Benfica: Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Morato, Antonio Silva, Grimaldo; Florentino, Chiquinho; Aursnes, Rafa Silva, Joao Mario; Goncalo Ramos
Inter Milan: Onana; D’Ambrosio, Acerbi, Bastoni; Darmian/Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Lautaro, Dzeko
Benfica v Inter Captaincy Picks:
1. J Mario
2. G Ramos
3. N Barella
Benfica v Inter Grand League Picks:
1. A Grimaldo
2. R Silva
3. L Martinez
Benfica v Inter Best Fantasy Combination (Head to Head):
Gk: A Onana
Def: A Grimaldo (VC), A Silva, Gilberto, A Bastoni, M Darmian
Mid: J Mario (C), R Silva, H Mkhitaryan
Fwd: L Martinez, G Ramos