Following the results of the 5th round, Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk may determine their future fate in European competitions. Nerazzurri, if he wins and does not win the Sheriff in the match with Real Madrid, will guarantee a place in the Champions League playoffs, but the miners must win in order to retain their theoretical chances of at least third place and the Europa League.
Group D meeting Inter – Shakhtar will take place on Wednesday, November 24, at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan. The beginning is at 20:45 Moscow time.
After 4 rounds, Inter scored 7 points and takes 2nd place in Quartet D. Nerazzurri started the group stage unsuccessfully – with a home defeat to Real Madrid (0: 1) and an away draw with Shakhtar (0: 0). However, in the paired matches with the Sheriff, Simone Inzaghi’s team broke through, and she scored 6 times in 2 games (two wins 3: 1).
Inter has only one serious loss – defender Stefan de Vrey, who was injured at the location of the Netherlands national team, will not play in the match. He will miss both the Serie A game against Napoli (November 21) and the important fight with the Donetsk club in the Champions League.
In the national championship, the Nerazzurri is also not going smoothly. The gap from the leading Milan and Napoli is already 7 points. In the coming weekend, Inzaghi’s team can close this gap if they beat the Neapolitans, but at the same time, the game with Shakhtar must be kept in mind.
Inter prepares for games with Napoli and Shakhtar
Shakhtar is performing extremely poorly in the current Champions League. After 4 rounds, Roberto De Zerbi’s charges have only 1 point in their assets and are at the bottom of the table in Group D. Moreover, in 4 matches the miners managed to score only 1 goal.
Theoretically, Shakhtar can still make it to the European Cup spring, but for that it is necessary to win both remaining matches (after Inter there will be a home game with the Sheriff) and count on the misfires of the Milanese and Tiraspolians in the matches with Real Madrid. The layout doesn’t look very realistic.
The miners have no personnel problems. On November 18, the team held a training session with its full complement – De Dzerby only provided rest to some of the players after the matches of the national teams.
Shakhtar preparation for matches with Rukh and Inter
The broadcast of the game Inter – Shakhtar will be available on one of the thematic channels “Match”. In addition, popular sports resources like the Championship will broadcast text online.
- Inter is the clear favorite of the match: 1.35 odds are offered for its victory, while 10.0 for the guests’ success.
- Inter’s last four matches in Serie A ended with total under 2.5.
- Inter have conceded at home in both matches of the current Champions League, as well as in 9 of 12 Serie A fights in general.
- Shakhtar managed to score on the road this season in the Champions League to all teams, except for the Sheriff. Inter’s defense without de Vrey will become even less reliable.
- The optimal forecast for the match is “both will score” at odds of 1.8.
Both Teams To Score