Free Soccer Picks: Catania vs. Inter Milan

Mike Richardson

Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:59 PM GMT

It's all systems go away in the Catania host Inter Milan in the Italian top-flight, and if you follow your Humble Handicapper’s predictions winning money with the online sports books is just a click away.


Two sides with pretty even recent form meet up when Catania host Inter. The home side has won three drawn one and lost one of their last five games while the away side has done the same in a slightly different order.

Catania scored five goals in their last five games while Inter have scored twice as many. That might suggest that the game will end 2-1 to Inter, which happened to be the same score from this clash two years ago. That score is available at 10/1 for our value soccer picks.

The head-to-head meetings between the side slightly favour the away team as Inter  have come out on top three times out of the last five meetings,  and Catania have only won once while the sides shared one draw in that run. What is somewhat more telling is the fact that Inter have scored 10 goals in that run and Catania have scored just six, crunching those numbers would suggest again the 2-1 scoreline as mentioned above.

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The head-to-head stats confuse things further  if you consider just the last four games as the home side has come out on top three times and there has been one draw, which means that should Inter win this clash, something which is available at 7/4 it will be the first time since May 2011 that the away side has taken all the points for a meeting between the two sides.

The bookies have a home victory at 6/4 and a draw at 2/1. But when you consider the table you might think things will be a lot closer as there are only two points between fifth place Inter and seventh place Catania. In turn have had quite mixed fortunes on the road this season winning six losing six and drawing just once, they scored only 18 goals but conceded 22 on their travels. Catania by comparison have only been defeated twice at home in the league this season they have nine victories and two draws to their home tally and have outscored opponents 21 – 10 on home turf this season.

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Looking at the full-time halftime betting odds, the bookies reckon it's going to be Catania winning both halves at 14/5, while Inter doing the same is at 18/5.

I think that whens all been said and done a draw is worth a bet, specifically 1-1 as Inter have scored in each of their last five games and Catania have scored in just three of their last five games. But I think the better money can be made backing on an away victory for Inter and go for a score that a I’ve mentioned above.

Free Soccer Picks: Inter win 2-1 available at 9/1 with Paddy Power.

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