Inter vs Liverpool Champions League Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks
- Liverpool are among the favorites to win the Champions League this season
- Inter have reached the knockout stage for the first time in a decade
- There is unlikely to be much to choose between these sides on Wednesday
Inter vs Liverpool Odds
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Inter vs Liverpool Pick
Back a tie and two or more goals in the Caesars sportsbook. Liverpool deserves their status as favorites to progress to the quarter-finals, but they could struggle to win at San Siro in the first leg.
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Liverpool Seek Second European Crown Under Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp steered Liverpool to Champions League success in 2019 and the Reds are rated as the third-favorite to win this season’s edition of the competition. With Manchester City nine points clear at the summit of the standings, it is hard to see Liverpool lifting the Premier League trophy this term. They do have a game in hand on Pep Guardiola’s side, whom they still have to play at the Etihad Stadium. But the Champions League provides a more realistic chance of major silverware.
There is an argument that Liverpool are better suited to knockout soccer, whereas Manchester City are the team to beat in a league format. The Reds have certainly struggled to match City’s relentless consistency in the Premier League, but on their day they can beat any other team in Europe. Klopp’s ‘heavy metal’ style makes Liverpool difficult opponents, particularly in front of a raucous home crowd at Anfield.
Before Inter make the trip to Merseyside, Liverpool must lock horns with them in Milan. Being paired with the Italian champions in the round of 16 means the Reds will have done things the hard way if they do go on to triumph in this tournament. Klopp’s side were also handed a tricky draw for the group stage, but they made a mockery of predictions hinting at their possible demise by winning each of their six matches against Milan, Porto and Atletico Madrid.
Klopp has done a magnificent job at Anfield since his appointment in 2015, but there is a feeling that he deserves more than just one Premier League title and one Champions League to show for his efforts so far. Winning Liverpool’s seventh European crown would help to cement his legacy as a club legend.
Inter Back Where Club Belongs After Spell in Wilderness
Inter won the Serie A title last season, but the departure of their manager Antonio Conte and their top scorer Romelu Lukaku meant many expected them to struggle this time around. So far Simone Inzaghi has exceeded expectations. The former Lazio boss has put his own stamp on this team and the Nerazzurri are on track to retain the Scudetto despite a recent wobble: they are one point behind leaders Milan but have a game in hand on their city rivals.
After missing out on the Champions League for six seasons, Inter returned to the tournament in 2018/19. They have now participated in it for four years on the bounce, but this is the first campaign since 2011/12 in which the Nerazzurri have progressed from the group phase. They would have hoped for a kinder draw than Liverpool, but their mere presence in the round of 16 is a sign of progress.
Inter, lest we forget, are three-time winners of the Champions League. They are a true European powerhouse and boast a fan base which covers all four corners of the globe. Yet for now they remain outsiders to win the competition.
A two-legged victory over Liverpool would make the rest of the continent sit up and take notice, and Inter certainly have enough quality to cause the Reds problems. Yet even the most ardent of Interisti would struggle to argue that Liverpool are an inferior side right now.
Liverpool Should Win Tie but Not Necessarily First Leg
Inter head into this match on the back of an inconsistent run of form. A 2-1 defeat by Milan the weekend before last was a major blow to their title ambitions, and Inzaghi’s side followed that up with a 1-1 draw with Napoli. That was not a bad result in isolation, but it did allow Milan to leapfrog them in the Serie A standings.
Inter have won only one of their last four league matches and are yet to really sparkle since the turn of the year. The lackluster performances of Lautaro Martinez, without a goal in Serie A since the middle of December, are emblematic of Inter’s dip.
Even so, the Nerazzurri possess enough quality to give Liverpool a game – particularly in the first leg at San Siro. Klopp will not want his team to go hell for leather with another match to come, so we will probably see Liverpool adopt a controlled approach on Wednesday.
The Reds may have accumulated maximum points in the group phase, but they only kept a clean sheet in two of their six encounters – and in none of their three away games. A shut-out at San Siro may therefore be beyond them this week, just as it was when they beat Milan 2-1 before Christmas. Back a tie and at least two goals here.
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How to Watch Inter vs Liverpool
|Inter vs Liverpool Information|
|Teams||Inter vs Liverpool|
|Location||San Siro, Milan, England|
|Time||Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 3.00 PM EST|
|How to watch||Paramount+|