Inter vs. Getafe Europa League Betting Tips and Preview

Inter and Getafe club crests

Inter meet Getafe in their rearranged Europa League Round of 16 tie. The match will be contested over one-leg at a neutral venue and the winner will face either Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen in Dusseldorf. The Italian giants are the favourites to lift the trophy on 21 August alongside Manchester United.

Where and when: Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen – 5 August, kick-off 20:00

Where you can see Inter vs. Getafe: BT Sport 2

Last time: The upcoming showdown will be the first ever encounter between the sides.

Inter v Getafe Predictions and Preview

Antonio Conte may not have won the Scudetto in his debut season at Inter but still has a chance of claiming silverware. The fiery Italian has decisions to make throughout the eleven with Diego Godin, Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni battling it out for two spots in the back three. Stefan de Vrij will start at the heart of the defence and likely be joined by Bastoni whose form has been a welcome bonus for Conte.

The giant Italian was expected to play a bit part role with the more experienced De Vrij, Godin and Skriniar forming the rearguard but the 21-year-old has slotted in seamlessly and also contributed some big goals for the Nerazzurri.

Our Eurotips Odds Free bets Bookie
Draw/Inter 7/2 Offer Williamhill
Extra-time 11/2 Offer Betvictor
Inter to win 2-1 8/1 Offer 888sport

Antonio Candreva and Ashley Young should get the nod ahead of Cristiano Biraghi and Victor Moses in the wide areas and only Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez have scored more than Candreva.

The versatile midfielder has also contributed eight assists and is 11/4 to strike anytime. Lukaku is 4/1 favourite to open proceedings and is a certainty to start with either Martinez or Alexis Sanchez.

The Argentine has been a regular for the majority of the year but is Barcelona bound, while Sanchez appears to have rediscovered his love of the game after a disastrous spell with the Red Devils. The Inter number 10 is 15/8 to register anytime and Sanchez is 5/2 in the same betting. Inter are 17/20 to win in normal time and 2/5 outright.

In the opposing camp, Getafe have two forwards in double figures and a resolute backline. The Madrid based outfit only conceded 37 league efforts, fewer than Barcelona and will prove dogged opposition for the Nerazzurri. 14-goal Jaime Mata is 9/2 to break the deadlock and Getafe are 16/5 to advance after 90 minutes and 7/4 to qualify to the last eight. The draw is 5/2.

One to watch for Inter: Young is 35 but still charges up and down the left flank with ease. The former Manchester United captain effectively performs as a winger and is 20/1 in the final scorer market.

One to watch for Getafe: Mata’s partner Ángel Rodríguez is 12/1 to knock in the last effort and it will be fascinating to see how the Nerazzurri, so often used to facing a lone spearhead, prepare for two target men.

Long shot: Getafe ended their domestic season badly, and will not be featuring in Europe from October unless they win this Europa League edition. José Bordalás’ troops lost four of their last six fixtures, in contrast, Inter chalked up four victories and two draws over the same period and carry confidence as well as good form in to the Wednesday showdown. A 3-1 success for the Nerazzurri is 17/1.

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