Rapid Vienna – Inter SOCCER PICKS
Rapid Vienna and Internazionale face, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Attention to the home factor, since the Rapid Vienna usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after having finished the group stage in the 2nd position of Group G, with 10 points won. 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 victory with Triglav by (5-2). Rapid Vienna won 4 and tied 1 of their last 5 home matches for the UEFA Europa League.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 home matches. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition.
The Rapid Vienna reaches this stage of the Europa League after having finished second in Group G, with 10 points won, the same as Villarreal. We emphasize that the locals have made some friendly preparation matches during the winter break of the Austrian championship. In this home game, coach Dietmar Kühbauer must keep the team in 4-2-3-1, with Murg, Schobesberger and Dani Alar as the team’s most advanced players: the last one is very powerful and strong at the time of finishing. On the other hand, midfielder Christoph Knasmullner is the best scorekeeper of Rapid Vienna in official competitions, with 7 goals scored. The entire template is available for this game.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a win away with Parma by (0-1). In the last 10 matches played away for all competitions, the Internazionale won 3, drew 2 and lost 5. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 6 times and never got the comeback.
Inter Milan for this game with a triumph, by 0-1, in the move to the arena of Parma: the only goal of the team was marked by Lautaro Martinez. It is important to inform that the Italians reach this stage of the Europa League after having finished in the third position of the group stage of the Champions League. Usually, coach Luciano Spalletti has an offensive tactical system aligned, in 4-2-3-1, with Icardi being the team’s most offensive reference. However, it is important to underline that the extreme left Perisic is one of the great dangers in the attack front of Inter Milan, being very strong in the offensive transition. For this game the coach can not count on Valero and Vrsaljko, players recovering from injury.