The Europa League Round of 16 is here and one of the more interesting games on the schedule takes place on Thursday, March 12, as Serie A’s Inter Milan hosts La Liga’s Getafe.
Inter Milan enter the week in third place in Serie A and comfortably in a Champions League position. The loss last weekend may have ended Inter’s Serie A title hopes, so we may see them take the Europa League more seriously going forward.
Getafe enter this week in fourth place in La Liga and are currently occupying the final Champions League spot in Spain. However, it is going to be a tight final two months as Getafe have just a one point lead over Atletico Madrid and are just four points clear of falling out of European competition altogether.
Below is my pick for the Europa League clash between Inter Milan and Getafe. All odds are from William Hill Sportsbook.
Inter Milan (-110) vs Getafe (+330) Draw (+230)
Inter Milan’s Serie A title hopes may have been crushed last weekend as Inter traveled to Juventus and suffered a 2-0 defeat. It was a clash between #2 and #3 in Serie A and it was #2 who might have just made the Serie A title race a two team race. Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring in the 55th minute and then Paulo Dybala added an insurance goal in the 67th minute. Inter have now lost three of their last five games, but will look to use their 7-4-1 Serie A home record to get back on track.
Getafe hosted relegation candidate Celta Vigo and came away with a disappointing 0-0 draw. The hosts looked like they were going to score a few times, but Getafe lacked the finishing touch and may regret not being able to get all three points from this one. Getafe is now unbeaten in two straight games and boast Spain’s third best road record this season.
Series History: This is the first time these two clubs will meet each other.
Game Prediction: I think Inter Milan -110 gets the job done at home.
2020 Results: 30-22