Added on August 17, 2020 Category Europa League

This Monday evening, Inter face Shakhtar Donetsk in Düsseldorf in the semi-finals of the Europa League. Both teams want to reach the final of the Europa League against Sévilla.

Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk Free Betting Tips

Present in Group F of the Champions League at the start of the season, Inter were transferred to the Europa League after finishing behind Barcelona and Dortmund but ahead of Slavia Prague (eliminated to the detriment of a defeat on the last day of the group stage). Subsequently, the Lombard formation dismissed the Bulgarians from Ludogorets in the Round of 16 (wins 0-2 and 2-1) before the season was interrupted due to the health crisis. Back on the pitch, Antonio Conte’s men dominated Getafe in 1/4 in a single match (2-0), before taking the measure of Leverkusen in the quarter last Monday (2-1). On the national scene, the Nerazzurri finished in 2nd place in Serie A, with 1 small point behind the champion, Juventus. In form since the resumption of competition in June, Inter has lost only one of their 16 games played in all competitions, for 10 wins and 5 draws.
Like his opponent of the day, Shakhtar was transferred to the Europa League following his 3rd place acquired in Group C of the Champions League, behind Manchester City and Atalanta but ahead of Dinamo Zagreb. Like Inter, Shakhtar saw Atalanta pass him on the last day. To advance to the semi-finals, the Donetsk-based team first defeated Benfica (2-1 victory at home and a 3-3 draw away). Then victorious against Wolfsburg in the Round of 16 (wins 1-2 and 3-0), the team largely dominated the Swiss from Basel in the quarter last Tuesday (4-1). Without competition now in their domestic championship with a more level Dynamo Kyiv, Marlos’ partners have gleaned a 4th Ukrainian championship title in a row. With a superb record of 26 wins, 4 draws, and 2 losses, they finished in 1st place in the standings with 23 points ahead of their closest pursuer.

Staff for Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk

For this semi-final of the Europa League, the potentially titular Uruguayan midfielder Vecino is still unavailable, injured. Also, the substitute striker Alexis Sanchez, who comes into play very often, was injured against Bayer Leverkusen and will be forfeited. Note that the excellent recruit Hachimi is not qualified. All season, Antonio Conte has put together a solid 3-5-2 with a prolific attacking duo of Belgian Lukaku and Argentinian Lautaro Martinez.
Shakhtar Donetsk must deal with the only forfeits of the excellent left side Ismaily. On the other hand, Georgian defender Khocholava is back from suspension and should start in central defense. The team is still led by a large Brazilian colony. Wingers Marlos and Taison, playmaker Alan Patrick and scorer Junior Moraes form a very interesting attacking quartet. Scorer in the quarterfinals, the very offensive right side Dodo brings a lot to his lane.

Compositions for Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk

The probable composition of Inter
Handanovic – Godin, De Vrij, Bastoni – D’Ambrosio, Barella, Brozovic, Gagliardini, Young – Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez.
Absent: Vecino, Alexis Sanchez (injured), Hachimi (unqualified).
Not sure: None.

The planned tactical disposition (3-5-2):
Godin – De Vrij – Bastoni
D’Ambrosio – Barella – Brozovic – Gagliardini – Young
Lukaku – Lautaro Martinez

The probable composition of Shakhtar Donetsk
Pyatov – Dodo, Kryvtsov, Khocholava, Matviienko – Antonio, Stepanenko – Marlos, Alan Patrick, Taison – Junior Moraes.
Absent: Ismaily.
Not sure: None.

The planned tactical disposition (4-2-3-1):
Dodo – Kryvtsov – Khocholava – Matviienko
Antonio – Stepanenko
Marlos – Alan Patrick – Taison
Junior Moraes

The history of the confrontations Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk

The only confrontation between these two teams dates back to the preliminary rounds of the 2005 Champions League and Inter defeated Shakhtar (0-2 away victory and 1-1 draw at home).

Key points for the match Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk

The meeting will take place on neutral ground in Düsseldorf.

Key points for the match Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk

– Inter seem above Shakhtar on paper.
– Inter have passed a milestone this season in terms of play and results with the arrival of Antonio Conte.
– Inter played their last European final in 2010 (winner of the Champions League).
– Shakhtar won this Europa League in 2009, Inter won it three times in 1991, 1994, and 1998.
– The Shakhtar had a lenient draw in the 1/8 and 1/4 final.
– Inter have scored in their last 5 games, Donetsk in their last 6 meetings.

Inter vs Shakhtar Donetsk Free Betting Tips

Very consistent since their return to the pitch, Inter can win over Shakhtar Donetsk in a new semi-final with goals from both sides. Inter victory!

Betting Tips: Both teams to score
Odds: 1.57


Inter’s major offensive asset this season (31 goals in all competitions), the Belgian international Romelu Lukaku could stand out on Monday evening as he did in the quarter-finals against Leverkusen.

Betting Tips: Lukaku goalscorer
Odds: 1.95


With the absence of Alexis Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez could play the whole game and also stand out.

Betting Tips: Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez to score
Odds: 5.00