Inter Milan Trying for More Success vs. Sportsbook Odds

December 1, 2010 Sportsbook

Inter Milan has had a lot of success vs. the sportsbook odds this season.

They have won a lot of matches in Serie A and they are in the final of the Champions League.  Inter Milan is the sportsbook online favorite against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on Saturday, May 22nd.

Sportsbook odds favor Inter Milan in the Champions League final. Inter was able to get past Barcelona in the semifinals and now they are expected to win the title.  Inter is led by Jose Mourinho and he is the highest paid coach in the world.  He has been worth it this year as Inter is looking for multiple trophies. He was simply brilliant in the two matches against Barcelona as he was able to get his team to hold on for the second leg win. “This is the best day of my career,” Mourinho said after Inter advanced to the final, “Better than winning the Champions League with Porto, better than winning the league at Chelsea.”

Mourinho started this season with some controversy as he didn’t go out of his way to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  It worked out well though as Inter basically got Thiago Motta, Samuel Eto’o, Diego Milito and Wesley Sneijder in return.  Milito has been brilliant with 25 goals in all competitions.  Eto’o has been solid all season, Sneiijder is reliable and Motta was fantastic in shutting down Lionel Messi in the Champions League.  Everything has come together for Inter this season and now they just need to hold on and win the Serie A title and then get the win against Bayern in the Champions League final.

Mourinho has done exactly what he was hired to do.  He was hired to win the Champions League and Inter is favored in odds at the sportsbook to defeat Bayern Munich.   Inter was able to hold on against Barcelona in the semifinals despite playing most of the second leg with only ten men.  Credit goes to Mourinho for playing a low-risk defensive style. When you beat Barcelona you deserve some credit and Mourinho is getting it.

Inter will be a popular sportsbook online choice in the Champions League final against Bayern.  Inter has proven they can win the important games and with Mourinho at the helm they are expected to win the Champions League final on May 22nd.