Inter Milan
Inter Milan
Shakhtar Donezk
Shakhtar Donezk
Europa League
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Merkur Spiel-Arena

Inter Milan - Shakhtar Donezk ai prediction 17.08.2020 Europa League

Gameweek 0 in the Europa League will see the clash between Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donezk at Merkur Spiel-Arena. Kick-off time is at 9:00 PM on Aug 17, 2020. In our preview of Inter Milan vs. Shakhtar Donezk we will provide you with all the important facts and stats for this Europa League fixture. Let’s start by having a look at the current form of the two teams involved.

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Inter Milan v Shakhtar Donetsk, UEL Semi-final

Serie A titans Inter Milan and Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk will lock horns in the second Europa League semi-final at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf on Monday night.


Inter Milan looked really good as they closed the Serie A on a strong note with a final day victory over high flying Atalanta to finish runner up. From there on they have carried that strong form into the Europa League to knock out Getafe and Bayer Leverkusen in the last two rounds to earn their berth in this semi-final.

laboured in their 2-0 win over Getafe but they looked really spry against Leverkusen as first-half goals from Barella and Lukaku saw them grab the game by the throttle and although Leverkusen pulled one back, Inter controlled the rest of the game and should probably have had more via one or two penalties but found themselves on the bad end of some VAR decisions.

With a virtually fully fit squad, they will be favourites to continue their march here.


Like Inter, Shakhtar also joined this competition after narrowly missing out in the knockout stages of the Champions League and they have certainly embraced the opportunity with open arms with impressive victories over Benfica, Wolfsburg and Basel on their way to this semi-final date with the Italian giants.

Coach Luis Castro, in just over a year on the job, has inculcated an entertaining brand of attacking football that his players have embraced. Talisman Junior Moraes is right at the centre of this philosophy and he leads the team with 6 goals in Europe this season. They beat Wolfsburg 3-0 and Basel 4-1 in the previous two and they could certainly be a handful for Inter in this match.

Possible Line Ups

  • Handanovič
  • Godín
  • De Vrij
  • Bastoni
  • Young
  • D’Ambrosio
  • Barella
  • Brozović
  • Gagliardini
  • Martínez
  • Lukaku
  • Coach: Antonio Conte
  • Pyatov
  • Dodô
  • Kryvtsov
  • Bondar
  • Matviyenko
  • Antônio
  • Stepanenko
  • Marlos
  • Patrick
  • Taison
  • Moraes
  • Coach: Luis Castro
Injured: Vecino (muscle) and Malyshev (Knee), Ismaily (ACL)


Inter come into this game quite rightly as the favourites. Whereas both teams have been impressive in their runs to this stage, you can argue that Inter has gone through the tougher end of the draw having faced and dispatched of established sides Getafe and Bayer Leverkusen, who narrowly missed out on a top 4 finish in the Bundesliga. As they showed in both games, they can be quick to start the games and once they score, they can control the tempo of the game. They’ve won the last 5 consecutive games and have scored the first goal in all these games. We are backing them to continue this run and we fancy they’ll bag the first goal here @ 1.56 with Blackbet as our first betting tip for this game.

Both of these teams are also equipped with an array of nuclear firepower and that certainly makes it all the more likely that we will have an explosive encounter here. Both teams dropped from the Champions League and their superior quality has clearly shone through with each stage of the competition. With the wealth of attacking talent at the disposal of both managers, we are backing both teams to score @ 1.65 with Blackbet as our final shout for this encounter.

Our tips

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Inter Milan
Inter Milan
Last games

Inter Milan performance of the last 3 home matches

Over 2.5
Shakhtar Donezk
Shakhtar Donezk
Last games

Shakhtar Donezk performance of the last 7 away matches

Over 2.5
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