Manchester City vs Inter Milan Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester City vs Inter Milan Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester City vs Inter Milan
UEFA Champions League
Date: 10 June 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadi (Istanbul).

Manchester City will pursue their long-awaited treble as they face off against the formidable Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League final at Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadi in Istanbul.

It has been 18 years since Liverpool’s incredible comeback in Istanbul against AC Milan, who happen to share the San Siro stadium with Inter Milan. Will we witness a similar spectacle this time?

Manchester City enters the match as clear favorites according to the bookmakers, and the reasons are evident. Pep Guardiola’s team has demonstrated their strength by dismantling European giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the previous rounds.

In their home fixtures, City overwhelmed their opponents, scoring an impressive seven unanswered goals at the Etihad Stadium.

Moreover, they have shown their ability to perform on the big stage away from home, having recently defeated their perennial city rivals Manchester United 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

However, Inter Milan is no stranger to success either. I Nerazzurri defeated their bitter city rivals AC Milan 3-0 in the Supercoppa Italia and emerged victorious with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia final, where Fiorentina were the runners-up of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Although Inter had a below-par domestic campaign in Serie A and failed to challenge Napoli for the Scudetto, they have displayed remarkable defensive performances in the elite continental competition. They kept five clean sheets in six knockout phase matches en route to Istanbul.

On Saturday, they will face their toughest challenge yet in the form of the record-breaking Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, who has taken the Premier League by storm this season.

In terms of head-to-head encounters, this will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides. They last played more than a decade ago in a preseason friendly, with Manchester City securing a 3-0 victory. Interestingly, Inter Milan had previously defeated City 3-0 on two separate occasions in the summer of 2010, also in friendly matches.

Predictions for the match suggest that Manchester City possesses immense attacking firepower. However, it is worth noting that Inter Milan has only failed to score in one of their last 17 games across all competitions. City’s defensive vulnerability throughout the season in both the Premier League and Champions League could provide an opportunity for Inter Milan to find the back of the net on Saturday.

A recommended bet would be to wager on Manchester City to win with both teams scoring, offering odds of 3.25. Alternatively, one could consider betting on Erling Haaland to score at any time for the English champions, with odds of 1.66.