Inter vs Udinese predictions and betting tips on February 18, 2023
On February 18, Giuseppe Meazza (Milan) will host the match of the 23rd round of the Serie A, in which Inter will compete with Udinese. The battle will start at 18:00 CET.
The team has already taken the first trophy this season – having defeated Milan in the derby, it defended the status of the owner of the Super Cup. And after beating Atalanta with a 1-0 score last week, Simone Inzaghi’s wards appeared in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia. Now, it seems that the priority of “the Nerazzurri” will be given to the Champions League. Having got 4 points in the matches with Barcelona at the group stage in the autumn, the Italian grandee took the 2nd place in the quartet, which resulted in the play-offs. Next week the team will continue its European way in the 1/8 Champions League match with a fairly convenient, albeit experienced opponent, Porto. At the same time, everything is more or less clear in the Serie A: it is almost impossible to reach up Napoli, but, to be frank, extremely unlikely to fall lower than the top 4. “The Black and Blues” have excellent statistics. It is a little bit spoiled by a 0-0 draw in the battle with Sampdoria – did the team really decide to help its legend, Stanković, who trains in Genoa?
The club is considered to be quite classical – it is a perfect club from the middle standings of the Serie A. It was able, replacing the mentors, to take the 12th place in the previous season. “The Zebras” entered the new season with another coach – Andrea Sottil. And they had made a serious surprise – starting from the end of the summer, it got a series of 6 victories in a row. It would seem that it could take part in the struggle for a return to European competitions, but then there was a ten-match streak without victories in the Calcio, and even 3 losses in 4 rounds. The higher mentioned results were interrupted only at the end of January by means of an away 1-0 success in the match against Sampdoria. But then, there were a home 1-1 draw with Verona, which is fighting for survival, and a “dry” defeat at the home arena in the battle with Torino. Moreover, leading twice in the home match with Sassuolo, the hosts ended that game in a draw.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Inter had got a great series of head-to-head matches with Udinese. Then, playing in Friuli, the hosts beat the grandee from Milan with a 3-1 score in September.
Bookmakers do not believe that Inter will have the second misfire in a row, especially taking into account that they play at home arena. We bet on its victory with “a -1 goal handicap” (odd: 1.95).