Inter - Sampdoria

Yesterday I spent a day on some meadow (that somebody calls a stadium) singing to our loving club. I missed my bets 'cause didn't have time for deeper researching, but shallow opinion was correct (and useful I hope), handicap and under. Anyway...

On the Giuseppe Meazza stadium will be played a second match of Italian Cup, semi-final. In the first game, Inter played certainly the worst performance in the entire season, loosing 3-0. With a saturday's draw in Torino, they practically secured the title, the Cup is left. Loosing one trophy can put a shadow on their superiority in Italy and I have no doubt Mourinho will try everything to reach the final. Press from the beginning with Ibrahimovic and Balotelli in attack should result with early goal (in any net). Inter won their league game on Meazza 1-0, after that visitors were loud in complaining against referee. Maicon won't play, Muntari too. Patrick Vieira is expected to start the match.

Opposite from Inter, first leg was the best game for Doria, this season. Cup competition is the only way for them to reach Europe. 12 000 fans got the tickets and travel to Milan to support the lads. It is clear that tonight's game is a match of the season for them. They lost 0-2 in Catania, but their thoughts were on Meazza. 3-0 advantage is huge and boss Mazzari has a difficult task to keep the players focused, 'cause real hell is waiting for them. One goal, conceded early can turn the pleasant dreams into nightmare. Palombo, Cassano and Pazzini will try to score from counter-attack and finish the job.

Loosing one trophy would be a big hit to Jose Mourinho's vanity. Inter will try to score early and open the game, that tactic can be "little" risky when you know who contains opponent's attack. Even if they concede, I don't expect Inter to stop. My bet is goals. Bwin offers more than decent 1.75. Over.

Real Sporting - Espanyol

Espanyol has two wins and a draw from last three round. This game as the rest will be decisive for them. Sporting, on the other hand, with four consecutive defeats reached the relegation line. They were overplayed against Betis (0-2 on the road), but in round before that, they played more than well against Valencia (2-3 at home), loosing unlucky. If they repeat that performance tonight, their victory isn't even in doubt. Odds for are very high for a home win. Pinnacle offers 3.05! That's more than enough for me to try. Gamble bet. Home win!