Europa League Semi Finals: Inter Milan Vs. Shakhtar DonetskPublished August 17, 2020 by Sol FH
Inter Milan is in its first Semi-Final matchup since 2009/10, and this time they are favorites against Shakhtar Donetsk, live at 20:00 GMT.
It will be the first time back in the Semi-Finals for Inter Milan since their 2009/10 Europa League winning bid. This will be the record eighth time the Italian side will be in the semi-finals, which is more than any other side in the history of the competition.
Tonight will be the second time that Inter and Shakhtar have met, with the previous match up taking place in the 2005/06 Champions League qualifying competition, wherein Inter beat Shakhtar 3-1 on aggregate.
Since falling out of the Champions League, Inter has won all four of its Europa League ties. Inter bean Leverkusen in the quarterfinals 2-1, after a hard-fought match. Inter's own Romelu Lukaku became the only player to ever score goals in nine consecutive Europa League matches. His run stretches back to November 2014 when he was with Everton. The Belgium striker is one of the world's best and has been involved in 15 goals over his last 9 games.
On the other side, Shakhtar was able to crush Basel, 4-1 in its quarterfinal, setting up tonight's match in Esprit Stadium.
The winner of this match will go on to meet Sevilla in the Europa League Final. Sevilla upset Manchester United last night, 2-1 after goals from Suso and Luuk de Jong.
Europa League Odds
Inter Milan are big favorites to win tonight's Europa League Semi-Final. With all major bookmaker's posting odds that heavily favor the Italians side, the oddsmaker - bet365 Sports has them at 1.57 for the outright win. Bet365 Sports has Shakhtar Donetsk at 5.50 for the win. Punters that want to bet on the draw after 90 minutes will get 4.20. There will be live in-play bets available all match long, which is an interactive way to watch the semi-final at home with competitive odds throughout all 90-minutes.
The odds mentioned in this article, at the bookmaker mentioned, were accurate at the time of writing, August 17 at 12:15 GMT.