Inter Milan vs Getafe online

Inter Milan vs Getafe

Inter Milan and Getafe will lock horns in a single-leg Europa League round-of-16 tie in Germany on Wednesday evening.

The two sides had yet to face off in the first leg before football came to a halt in March, and will now decide their fixture in a one-off match at Schalke’s stadium.

Antonio Conte’s side continue in the knockout stages as one of the tournament’s favourites, while Getafe will be quietly confident of pulling off another shock result, having eliminated last season’s Champions League semi-finalists, Ajax, in the previous round.

The winners of this encounter will face either Bayer Leverkusen or Rangers in the quarter-finals, but who will progress and make it to the last eight?

Players to watch:

  • Inter Milan: Inter Milan finished as runners-up in Serie A this season, just a point below Juventus, and will be relishing the chance to win continental silverware. With some very intimidating sides still in the Europa League, Conte will be relying upon his most prolific forwards to get the job done if the Nerazzurri are to make considerable noise in the latter stages of this competition. Romelu Lukaku is one such player. With 23 league goals this season and two in Europe, he is a man in the form of his life and will be looking to add to his tally this month while simultaneously firing Inter to European glory.
  • Getafe: Bordalas may not have a 20-goal-a-season striker to call upon, but he does boast a very competent finisher in Jaime Mata. The one-time Spain international bagged 11 goals in La Liga this season and has outscored any Inter Milan player in the Europa League this term with three goals to his name. Inter are notoriously difficult to break down under organised virtuoso Conte, so Mata will need to bring his A-game if Getafe want to remain in Germany.

Scoreline prediction: Inter Milan 2-1 Getafe

Europe 2019/20 recent form:

  • Inter Milan: WWLWL
  • Getafe: LWWWL
Lazio vs Brescia predictions

Lazio vs Brescia predictions

Lazio will look to strengthen their claim for second-place when they host already-relegated Brescia on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.

Simone Inzaghi’s men have recovered from a poor run of form to win their last two matches and currently sit fourth in Serie A on 75 points, just one adrift of Inter in second.

Although a season which promised a close title race with Juventus has faded during the latter months, Lazio can still be proud of Champions League qualification and a runner-up spot would represent a monumental achievement for Inzaghi and his players.

For Brescia, these final two games represent nothing more than a chance to restore some pride, with Diego Lopez’s men currently occupying 19th place, 12 points adrift of 17th. Preparations for life in Serie B have already begun in Lombardy.

Lazio & Brescia’s previous line-ups:

  • Lazio (vs Verona): Strakosha; Patric, Felipe, Acerbi; Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Parolo, Alberto, Anderson; Immobile, Correa.
  • Brescia (vs Parma): Adrenacci; Semprini, Gastaldello, Mateju, Mangraviti; Spalek, Tonali, Dessena*, Zmrhal; Torregrossa, Aye.

Inzaghi will remain without the injured trio Stefan Radu, Lucas Leiva and Senad Lulic for the penultimate game of the season.

Daniele Dessena will sit this one out for the visitors due to suspension, joining an already lengthy list of absentees for Lopez.

Player to watch: Ciro Immobile (Lazio)

Aside from trying to fire Lazio to second place, Ciro Immobile has the added motivation of trying to seal a third Capocannoniere award of his career to carry him through these final two games — trying to fend off Cristiano Ronaldo in the process only adds to the prestige.

Immobile strengthened his claim for the prize with a hat-trick against Verona last time out, taking his tally to an incredible 34 goals in 35 Serie A games so far this season, three ahead of Ronaldo and some 11 clear of Romelu Lukaku in third.

The 30-year-old is in red-hot form right now and the prospect of facing Brescia, who have conceded the second-highest number of goals (76) in Serie A this season, will be a tantalising one for the league’s most feared marksman.

Scoreline prediction: Lazio 3-0 Brescia