Internazionale Milano host St.-Étienne in a match tipped to solidify their first position in the group and end the French’s team unbeaten Europa League run. While Inter won their first two group matches, St.-Étienne recorded two draws and with the two other teams having only one point they will have to step up with their game and hope for more than one point.
The Nerrazzuri started the season on the right foot, but then ended up losing embarrassingly against Cagliari and Fiorentina. They are currently on the 9th place in Serie A, four points short of the Europa League qualification stages. This is a complete contrast to their good form on European stages, which is why they are favored to win outright at 1.73 with 888sport. Inter is also the only team to score in this group stage with Icardi and Guarin taking the lead with goals. The hosts come from a 2-2 draw against Napoli where Hernanaes managed to score late in the game to secure his team the point after Callejon put Napoli ahead in the 90th minute. Their injury worries will make Mazzarri field a side that will be without Campagnaro, D’Ambrosio, Nagamoto and Osvaldo.
St.-Étienne are on a quest to take at least one point from the favorites of the group. In their last five matches they only have one win against Lorient. Reagrdless of a slight slump in form, they are on the fifth place in Ligue 1 and sport one of the best defenses, as even when they lose it’s not with many goals. Galtier will have to make Clerc, Erdinc, Hamouma and Perrin undergo a fitness test to see whether they could start or at least be available for substitution. They are yet to concede a goal in this edition, but Inter is a team focused more on attacking their opponent, and St.-Étienne will have to be at their best to stop Icardi or Kovacic.
St.-Étienne to win has 5.00 odds and a draw, hopefully not a goalless one, has 3.55 odds. Both teams to score has 1.94 odds, Inter to score over 1.5 goals has 1.85 odds, and if you think St.-Étienne will score in the second half, the bookmaker gives you2.38 odds. We are betting 7 units on Inter scoring in both halves at 2.85 with 888sport.
Inter Milan: Team’s Formation
St.Etienne: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Internazionale to score in both halves