Tuesday night's first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals features Inter Milan vs. Benfica. Benfica's domestic rivals Porto were defeated by Inter in the previous round, while Club Brugge was destroyed 7-1 on aggregate by Benfica.
Inter is currently one point behind in fifth position in Serie A, making it difficult for them to earn a top-four finish despite their strong performance in Europe. Benfica, on the other side, is dominating the Portuguese Premier League.
odds for Benfica vs. Inter Milan
These two teams are evenly matched at this point, despite not being among the favourites to advance and win the competition. This is because they avoided playing a significant superpower in the quarterfinals.
Benfica has only suffered one home defeat in all competitions this year, which could give them an advantage against Inter Milan, who have only triumphed once away from home in Europe in 2022–2023.
Lineups for Benfica vs. Inter Milan and team news
Roger Schmidt, the head coach of Benfica, has said there are no new injury concerns heading into this game, and he might go with the same starting lineup from their 2-1 league loss to Porto last Friday.
With 25 goals in all competitions this season, including seven in the Champions League, Goncalo Ramos is the main player for the home team.
Vlachodimos (GK) — Bah, A. Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo — Luis, R. Silva, Chiquinho — Mario, Ramos, Aursnes are the expected Benfica starting lineup (4-3-3)
As a result of their injuries, Milan Skriniar and Hakan Calhanoglu are still sidelined for Inazghi until at least the end of April.