Inter vs. Benfica odds, picks and predictions

Nathan Beighle
Staff Writer

Inter (0 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses) welcomes Benfica (0-0-1) to San Siro Tuesday. Kickoff in Milan, Italy, is set for 3 p.m. ET.  Below, we analyze FanDuel Sportsbook's lines around the Inter vs. Benfica odds, and make our best Champions League bets, picks and predictions.

Inter sits atop Serie A, the top Italian league, having won 6 of 7 games. It is 3-0-1 at home this season in league competition as well. Inter is led by F Lautaro Martinez, who has 9 goals in 7 games. Inter drew Real Sociedad 1-1 on Sept. 20 in in the 1st group stage match. It ended with 8 fewer shots and 4 fewer on target. Inter made it to the Champions League final last season and lost 1-0 to Manchester City.

Benfica has also won 6 of 7 games in the Premeira Liga, the top league in Portugal. It is led by F Angel Di Maria, who has 5 goals in 6 matches. Benfica is averaging 2.43 goals per game and is 3-0-1 on the road this season. It lost 2-0 to RB Salzburg at home in the 1st matchday, having had 1.8 fewer expected goals. Benfica won the Primeira Liga last season.

Inter vs. Benfica odds

Provided by FanDuel Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:41 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Inter -140 (bet $140 to win $100) | Benfica +380 (bet $100 to win $380) | Draw +280 (bet $100 to win $280)
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -134 | U: +110)

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Inter vs. Benfica picks and predictions


Inter 2, Benfica 1

Moneyline (ML)

BET INTER (-140).

Inter has been strong at home in league play, winning 3 of 4. This is a trend though, as it went 14-0-5 at home in Serie A competition last season too. Inter was 2-0-1 in the UEFA Champions League group stage last year, only losing to Bayern Munich. The talent and strength at home are both there.

Although Benfica has been among the best teams in Portugal, it may not be able to keep pace, and it displayed that being annihilated at home to Salzburg, a team most would consider worse than Inter. At these odds, back INTER (-140).

Over/Under (O/U)

BET OVER 2.5 (-134).

Inter averages 2.71 goals per game in Serie A competition. Benfica averages 2.43, and while it didn't score in the 1st matchday, it did have 1.5 expected goas which means the opportunities it created should've resulted in at least one goal.

Benfica has scored in every league game this season and multiple times in 6 of 7. It has an impressive attack that should be able to break down Inter at least once. Martinez and Inter speak for themselves in what they've been doing in the Italian league. It should be able to score as well.

Take OVER 2.5 (-134).

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