On Saturday at 21:00 and at the Istanbul Ataturk Olympic Stadium, the UEFA Champions League Final will take place. Here, in the Manchester City vs Inter Milan fixture, the champions of England’s Premier League and the third-placed team in Italy’s Serie A will clash. Furthermore, it will be the first competitive match between the Citizens and the Nerazzurri.
What speaks for Manchester City?
- Dominated at home against RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid in the knockout phase.
What speaks for Inter Milan?
- Netted twice or more in seven of their nine competitive matches up to the end of May.
Our betting prediction:
- Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
- Odds: 1.80
Expert analysis Manchester City
Manchester City completed Group G in the first place with 14 points and two ones more than Borussia Dortmund. Then, Pep Guardiola’s side in the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League first defeated two more of German Bundesliga’s teams. Here, the Citizens drew 1-1 at RB Leipzig and at Bayern Munich, but at home they won 7-0 and 3-0 respectively. Thereafter, Manchester City prevailed against last year’s winners Real Madrid thanks to a 1-1 away draw and a 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium on 17 May.
Additionally, exemplary in all Premier League fixtures played by Guardiola’s team from the beginning of April to mid-May, more than 2.5 goals were scored. Moreover, the Citizens won three of the first four matches against Liverpool FC, Southampton, and Arsenal with 4-1. Furthermore, they celebrated a 3-1 home victory against Leicester City. This was followed by two 2-1 wins at Fulham plus against Leeds and the same number of 3-0 victories against West Ham and at Everton. Next, Manchester City finished the EPL season with a 1-0 home win over Chelsea, a 1-1 at Brighton and a 0-1 away loss to Brentford. But Guardiola’s side returned to winning ways on 3 June with a 2-1 defeat of Manchester United in the FA Cup final.
Expert analysis Inter Milan
Inter Milan picked up ten points in their six Champions League fixtures in Group C. That put Simone Inzaghi’s side second with eight points less than Bayern Munich. Then, in the knockout phase, the Nerazzurri first played against Portuguese sides. The first of these, FC Porto, was defeated thanks to a 1-0 home win and a 0-0 away draw. Then, Inzaghi’s side experienced against Benfica a 2-0 and in front of their crowd a 3-3. This was followed by a 2-0 and a 1-0 against their city rivals AC Milan in the semi-finals.
Additionally, the Nerazzurri scored twice or more in six of the seven Serie A matches that they played from the end of April to the end of May. The exception was a 1-3 away defeat against champions SSC Napoli. Plus, there were a 3-1 win against the vice-champion Lazio Rome, a 2-0 at the sixth-placed AS Roma and a 3-2 against the fifth-placed Atalanta. Furthermore, they managed against teams ranked in the second half of Italy’s Serie A table a 3-0 at Empoli, a 6-0 at Hellas Verona and a 4-2 against Sassuolo. Then, Inter Milan concluded the championship with a 1-0 at Torino FC on 3 June.
Head-to-head comparison Manchester City vs Inter Milan
This is the first competitive match Manchester City vs Inter Milan. However, the Citizens and the Nerazzurri played each other in two friendly matches. Here, Manchester City experienced against Inter Milan a 0-3 in August 2010 and a 3-0 in July 2011.
Our betting prediction and the best odds
Ahead of the Champions League Final Manchester City vs Inter Milan, the odds indicate a distinct favourite role for the nominal home side. But their EPL season ended with a 1-1 at Brighton and a 0-1 at Brentford. Thus, we wouldn’t use the 2-1 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final as the only indicator. However, for the third time in six competitive matches of the Citizens, more than 2.5 goals resulted. The same event occurred in six of Inter Milan’s seven championship matches from the end of April to the end of May. The third-placed team in Italy’s Serie A failed to score at least twice only in a 1-3 defeat at the champions SSC Napoli.
Manchester City vs Inter Milan – betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals, odds 1.80
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