Liverpool vs Inter Milan Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 02/16/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 3:00 pm ET, Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Venue:  San Siro Stadium, Milano, MI, Italy
Where to Watch:  CBS


Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

Bet365:  Moneyline:  Liverpool +110, Draw +260, Inter Milan +240; Over/Under:  2.75 goals

Season Record

Liverpool:  16-6-2 (1st place, England Premier League)
Inter Milan:  16-6-2 (2nd place, Italy Serie A)
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Liverpool vs Inter Milan Preview and Analysis

Recent Form
Liverpool:  WWWWW
Inter Milan:  DWLWW

Liverpool Analysis

Liverpool is coming into this match playing in very good form in their recent matches. They have won their last 6 straight matches and they have won 7 of their last 9 matches with no losses in that span. They only have 1 loss in their last 20 matches, collecting 16 wins and 3 draws in that span. When playing away from home, they have won their last 3 straight matches and they only have 1 loss in their last 9 matches, collecting 6 wins and 2 draws in that span as well. They have also gone under 2.5 goals in their last 2 matches and in 3 of their last 5. When playing away from home, they have gone under 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 and in 3 of their last 5 matches. When playing in the Premier League, Liverpool are tied for the lead in the league for goals for with 61 goals in 24 matches this year and they have only allowed 19 goals in those same 24 matches. They have been just as good away from home as well as they have scored 34 goals in 13 away matches while allowing 13 goals.

Inter Milan Analysis

Inter Milan have been playing in good form but recently they have been struggling with only 1 win in their last 3 matches. They are not playing in bad form though as they only have the 1 loss in their last 11 matches, collecting 8 wins and 2 draws in that span as well. When playing at home, they have won 11 of their last 12 matches and they only have 1 loss in their last 16 home matches, collecting 13 wins and 2 draws in that span. They have also gone under 2.5 goals in their last 2 matches straight but have gone over 2.5 goals in the 3 straight matches prior to those 2 unders. When playing at home, they have gone over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches and in 5 of their last 7. Inter Milan is currently leading the Italian Serie A in goals for this year with 55 goals scored in 24 matches and they have allowed 20 goals in those 24 matches as well. They have been even better at home though as they have scored 30 goals in 12 home matches this year while allowing 10 goals.


Liverpool vs Inter Milan Prediction

Inter Milan are coming into this match playing in very good form recently but they have not been playing as well as Liverpool has been recently. Inter Milan have been very good when playing at home though and with this matchup having 2 legs in it, Inter Milan do have a slight advantage here being in the first leg here at home. This is a situation where Liverpool may play better on defense here and try to escape with at least a draw so they can come back home and win it in leg 2. They also have a lot more talent on their side though and they have a much stronger attack than Inter Milan does. Both clubs have very good defense though and Inter Milan loves to use a formation with 3 defenders and 5 midfielders which really boosts their ability to keep balls out of their net and prevent attacks from getting in their box. Liverpool has a very good defense as well that Inter Milan will not be able to penetrate as easily and will have to pick their moments to attack in this match. This should be a more defensive match that will likely end in a draw here going back to Liverpool for the 2nd leg.
Liverpool Inter Milan Prediction:  Our SOCCER Pick for Wednesday, February 16, 2022 (3:00 pm ET start time) is Liverpool 1 Inter Milan 1.
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Soccer Betting Trends

Liverpool: Will be posted soon.
Inter Milan: Will be posted soon.

Key Injuries

Liverpool:  Divock Origi (CF) - Muscular problems.
Inter Milan:  Joaquín Correa (ST) - Hamstring Injury. Robin Gosens (LM) - Hamstring Injury. Alessandro Bastoni (CB) - Ankle problems. Nicolò Barella (CM) - Red card suspension. Aleksandar Kolarov (LB) - No eligibility.

Notable Quotes

"I am absolutely delighted with the way we played in the circumstances. It was so tricky." - Jurgen Klopp on his team’s 1-0 win against Burnley on Sunday.
"We were always convinced [he'd get back to top level]. He is back on track and at his best again. That is good timing because it is a decisive part of the season." - Jurgen Klopp on Virgil Van Dijk’s return from injury.

Predicted XI

Alisson, Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joël Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcântara, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah.
Inter Milan
Samir Handanovič, Alessandro Bastoni, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Škriniar, I. Perišić, H. Çalhanoğlu, M. Brozović, A. Vidal, D. Dumfries, Lautaro Martinez, Edin Džeko.

Statistical Leaders

Goals: Mohamed Salah (7)
Inter Milan
Goals: Edin Dzeko (3)
Liverpool: Jürgen Klopp
Inter Milan: Simone Inzaghi

Amedeus Mastrangelo

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Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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