Inter Milan will be looking to bounce back after their Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich when they travel to play Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday. You can live-bet on the Champions League action by using our sportsbook.
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Viktoria Plzen: Group Underdogs
Plzen fought hard to stay in touch with Barcelona but, in the end, they returned home with five goals allowed and are sitting bottom of their group. Domestically, the Czech First League champions are in fine form ahead of Inter’s arrival, winning six of their first seven games of the season.
Starting their journey to the group phase in the second qualifying round, Michal Bilek’s side saw off HJK Helsinki, Sheriff Tiraspol, and Qarabag in order to secure their spot among the elite. Still, they are now required to take a significant step up in class. In a group with Inter, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona, they are not expected to earn points, so if you’re betting online make sure you start fading them.
Viktoria should do better than they did in the first game against Barcelona since they are hosting the game, meaning they won’t allow so many goals but they will still lose the match. Bilek is expected to name Pavel Bucha and Lukas Kalvach as his central-midfield pairing while Tomas Chory should retain his place up front for Plzen after scoring a brace last weekend against Sigma Olomouc.
Inter Milan: Back to Winning Ways
After two defeats in a row across all competitions, Inter Milan returned to winning ways last weekend, beating Torino 1-0 on home soil. Domestically, Inter is sitting fifth in the Serie A standings with 12 points picked up in six games, but they have the second-best attack in the league with 12 goals scored. Strangely, they are struggling to keep their opponents at bay, allowing eight goals in Serie A this term.
Though they managed to push Liverpool in the knockout stages of last season’s competition, the Nerazzurri were no match for the perennial Bundesliga champions last Wednesday, allowing goals in both halves. Given such a difficult group, Tuesday’s clash could already be billed as the first leg of a decider for third place, but if the Serie A giants intend to push for a top-two place, a victory is crucial.
Samir Handanovic could return to the starting lineup after sitting on the bench against Bayern Munich while Robin Gosens, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Alessandro Bastoni all push for a recall after featuring from the bench against Torino. Romelu Lukaku is still out for the visitors so Lautaro Martinez will probably be joined by Joaquin Correa in the attacking line. We are still trying to avoid Inter in their domestic league but we will definitely include them in our soccer picks and parlays on Tuesday.,
Viktoria Plzen vs Inter Milan Head-to-Head
Viktoria Plzen fell to a disappointing 5-1 defeat to Barcelona on Matchday 1, which ended a club-record 34-game unbeaten competitive run. Inter recovered from just one point after their first two group games last campaign to reach the Round of 16. Inter can post consecutive away Champions League wins for the first time since October 2011 after a 1-0 win at Liverpool last season. The Italians are not seen as good travelers, losing their last two away games, including the Milan derby, but they haven’t lost three designated competitive away games since May 2017.
Viktoria Plzen vs Inter Milan Match Information
- Game: Viktoria Plzen (0-0-1) vs Inter Milan (0-0-1)
- Location: Doosan Arena (Plzen)
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 12:45 p.m. ET
- Viktoria Plzen vs Inter Milan Live stream: fubo.tv
Viktoria Plzen vs Inter Milan Betting Lines
Viktoria Plzen vs Inter Milan Prediction
As expected, the visitors enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -225 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
Inter is expected to totally dominate this clash and win their first three points in the group. Inter, Barcelona and Bayern should take maximum points from Plzen in this group so we don’t expect any upsets. Plzen will definitely have a defensive approach with 11 players behind the ball and try to streak on the break. Inter should record over 65 percent possession and win this match from half-time.