Champions League Matchday 5 action continues on Wednesday with the Group C clash between Inter vs Viktoria Plzen.
A win is enough for the Italian team to join the celebration in the Round of 16, whilst the Czech Republic club is all but eliminated and is seeking to ruin the party for its opponents.
Without further ado, at JefeBet we bring you the best preview of the Champions League Matchday 5 match between Inter vs Viktoria Plzen.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Inter vs Viktoria Plzen Champions League Matchday 5 Game on October 26, 2022
- Where: Giuseppe Meazza Stadium – Milan, Italy.
- When: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 1:45 PM ET
- BetMGM Moneyline: Inter (-909) / Tie (+750) / Viktoria Plzen (+1850)
- DraftKings Asian Handicap: Inter (AH -2, -165) / Viktoria Plzen (AH +2, +120)
- Over/Under (2.5): Over (-217), Under (+155).
- Both teams score: Yes (+160) / No (-233).
The Nerazzurri did the job by winning and drawing against their direct rivals in the group, FC Barcelona, and now only need a win in the last two matchdays to secure their place in the next round.
Simone Inzaghi’s men are on a roll, having won three consecutive Serie A matches and are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, with four wins and a draw.
In the first meeting between the two sides in Group C, Inter claimed a 2-0 win at the Doosan Arena in Plzen, while in the group stage they have lost only two of their last nine games.
Absences: Marcelo Brozovic, Dalbert, Roberto Gagliardini.
Probable lineup (3-5-2): André Onana; Stefan de Vrij, Francesco Acerbi, Milan Skriniar; Matteo Darmian, Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Federico Dimarco; Lautaro Martínez, Joaquín Correa.
Viktoria Plzen Preview
Viktoria Plzen’s performance in the Champions League doesn’t match the team’s performance in the domestic competition. While they are undefeated in the Czech Republic league with 10 wins and two draws, in the European competition they are the team that has conceded the most goals, conceding 16 in the first four matches.
In addition, no Czech team has won a match on Italian soil in ten matches played, with three draws and seven defeats. Although mathematically they can still qualify for the Europa League, they need to win this Wednesday against Inter and then try to beat FC Barcelona.
Absentees: Rene Dedic, Filip Kasa, Jan Kopic, Radim Reznik, Jan Sykora.
Probable lineup (4-4-2): Jindrich Stanek; Vaclav Jemelka, Ludek Pernica, Lukas Hejda, Milan Havel, Pavel Bucha, Adam Vlkanova, Lukas Kalvach, John Mosquera; Tomas Chory, Jan Kliment.
Inter are in the best possible moment to complete their Champions League qualifying: they’ll be hosting the team that has scored the most goals in the group stage and that has yet to collect a point in the competition.
In Serie A, they have only lost one home game, and Plzen have the worst run of Czech teams playing on Italian soil.
Prediction: Over (INT 3 – VPL 1).
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