Rapid Vienna v Inter Milan Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-02-14

Europa League Tips

RAPID VIENNA v INTER MILAN
Europa League
Thursday 14th February 2019
Kickoff: 1755hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: Betfair
Odds: 2.10 (odds taken at 14:46 GMT, 14 Feb 2019)

Rapid Vienna play host to Inter Milan as the betting tips continue at the Allianz Stadion in Vienna as the round of 16 first legs continue on Thursday night with the hosts expected to have their work cut out against their Italian opponents.

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Rapid Vienna Prediction

Rapid Vienna finished runners-up in Group G behind group winners Villarreal by goal difference during the group stages of the competition and remained unbeaten at home with wins gained over Spartak Moscow and Rangers along with a draw against Villarreal.

However, having lost two of their three away matches during the group phase, the hosts will be keen to take a lead with them into the second leg in Milan no doubt. Rapid Vienna are unbeaten in their last eight matches at home in the Europa League which should set them up with confidence in giving a good account of themselves in this first leg.

That said, the Austrian domestic season has been put on hold since mid-December so the only action that Rapid Vienna have seen in recent times are six club friendlies, all of which have been at their Allianz Stadion and against lesser opposition than they’ll face this Thursday evening in the shape of Inter Milan.

 

Key-Facts – Rapid Vienna v Inter Milan

  • Rapid Vienna are unbeaten in their last 8 home matches in the Europa League
  • Inter Milan have lost their last 4 away matches in the competition
  • All 4 of Inter’s defeats in the Europa League saw both teams score

 

Inter Milan Prediction

Visitors, Inter Milan, can count themselves unfortunate not to be still involved in the Champions League after being squeezed out into third spot by Tottenham, both teams finishing on eight points apiece.

Nevertheless, Inter Milan should be considered to be among one of the favourites to lift the Europa League trophy as they start their campaign in this competition with a first leg clash in Vienna on Thursday night.

Inter Milan also remained unbeaten at home during the group stages with a 2-1 win over Tottenham and very creditable draws with Barcelona and PSV, but it was their results away from home which let them down; they started brightly enough with a 2-1 win at PSV but then two defeats on the trot at Barcelona and Tottenham did for them.

Switch to form away from home in the Europa League and you’ll notice that Inter Milan have lost their last four away matches on the trot with losses at Wolfsburg, Sparta Prague, Southampton and Hapoel Be’er Sheva, albeit three seasons ago now.

Inter’s general form way from home in Serie A though also hasn’t been convincing either as they’ve gained wins at Empoli and Parma but have also lost at Juventus and Torino.

Betting Tips Verdict

With Rapid Vienna playing friendlies in recent times and Inter Milan struggling for consistent results on the road, the safest play (with value) looks to back both teams to score here.


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