Inter – Rapid Vienna SOCCER PICKS
Internazionale and Rapid Vienna meet at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, in a second leg of this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals), after in the first leg the Internazionale won by (0-1). the Rapid Vienna presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After the away win by (0-1), the home team comes into this second leg with a 1 goal advantage. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match they played, for Serie A, they beat Sampdoria at home (2-1). In the last 10 home matches the Internazionale has a record of 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 14 of their 34 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 16 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Inter got a good result away from home in the first leg, when they defeated their opponent by the 1×0 score, so now they can play for a draw next to their fan, so they can move forward in the competition. Playing in their domains, Inter is usually very strong and even having an advantage in their favor does not only think about defending themselves, because they know that they have all the conditions to achieve a great result. The coach must not have important absences for this game.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a disvalue of 1 goal and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home win against Hartberg by (5-2). In the last 5 UEFA Europa League away matches, Rapid Vienna won 1 and lost 4. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 18 of the last 25 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 11 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The Rapid Vienna team is in a difficult situation, because they will need a victory by two or more goals difference in this return duel. Playing away from home is usually a more complicated task, even more so when faced with a technically very qualified team, so visitors will have to present a football above the average if they want to leave the field with the classification, which will be a historical fact. The coach should not have important absences for this duel.