Tip of the day: Back Inter to get one over Mourinho's men in the Coppa Italia
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Tip of the day: Back Inter to get one over Mourinho's men in the Coppa Italia

Inter Milan will be looking to rediscover their winning ways when they face AS Roma in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals.

Simone Inzaghi’s men were rudely awakened by a 2-1 defeat to AC Milan at the weekend, which blew the Scudetto race wide open.

The fact that the Nerazzurri are weak will bode well for Jose Mourinho, who will look to compound their suffering in the cup. Mourinho is unmatched by any other manager when it comes to exploiting the opposition's confusion, which might be on display at San Siro on Tuesday.

But how will his men fair in this matchup?

Futaa Tip: Inter Milan Win
               : Both Teams to Score

Tip Reasoning

  • Inter hammered Roma 3-0 away from home in Serie A earlier this term.
  • Prior to their 2-1 derby defeat to AC Milan, Inter had won nine successive home games.
  • Roma have struggled on their travels under Jose Mourinho; in Serie A, they’ve registered five wins and six losses in 11 away games this season.

Inter want a quick bounce back

Inter suffered their second league loss of the campaign on Saturday as Olivier Giroud's double blew up the battle for the Scudetto. Inter's setback was just their fourth in all competitions this season, but they have shown an ability to bounce back from prior defeats, winning 6-1, 3-1, and 4-0 at home after each of their defeats under Simone Inzaghi.

The Nerazzurri have not lifted the Coppa Italia since 2011, and will be anxious to reclaim the trophy this week against former manager Jose Mourinho. Inter have relied on a solid home track under Inzaghi; only Milan, Atalanta, Juventus, and Real Madrid have beaten Inter in their 17 competitive home matches this season.

Meanwhile, Roma have not won the Italian domestic cup since 2008, when they overcame Inter in the final on home soil. Few teams have liked their visits to the San Siro this season, and this one appears to be particularly inconvenient for Mourinho's players. Roma have lost six and won five of their 11 away league games this season, and were kept to a disappointing draw last time out by struggling Genoa, with the special one enraged by a late disallowed goal.

Back the men from Milan

Given Roma's terrible away record, Inter's proclivity for overcoming adversity, and the fact that the Giallorossi were thrashed 3-0 on their own soil earlier this season, gamblers are recommended to pick the hosts to reach the Coppa Italia semi-finals for the third consecutive season.

Inter, on the other hand, have seen both teams score in five of their past six games, with their once impenetrable defense beginning to show signs of weakness.

With that in mind, a home win and both teams to score are our primary predictions.

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