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Manchester City vs Inter Milan predictions: City set to seal historic Treble
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Daniel Childs
Pep Guardiola will hope this is finally Manchester City's time in Europe
Pep Guardiola will hope this is finally Manchester City's time in Europe

- City have already won the Premier League and FA Cup this season 
-  Inter have been European champions three times, most recently in 2010
- Recommended bet: Manchester City and over 2.5 goals

Manchester City have secured five Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four EFL Cups in the Pep Guardiola era and they will now be desperate to add a Champions League trophy to the haul when taking on Inter Milan in Istanbul. 

Guardiola won the Champions League twice with Barcelona but has had six failed attempts in the competition with City, including a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the 2021 final. 

Nerazzurri boss Simone Inzaghi has never experienced a Champions League final as a player or a manager but he is also on the hunt for a third trophy of 2022-23, having steered Inter to glory in the Supercoppa Italiana and the Coppa Italia.

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Nathan Ake returned as a substitute in the FA Cup final, leaving the Citizens with a clean bill of health for Saturday's showpiece.

Guardiola named the same starting line-ups for both legs of the semi-final against Real Madrid and may be tempted to stick with that successful formula.

Inter must make do without Dalbert (knee), who is a long term absentee, and have doubts over Henrikh Mkhitaryan (hamstring) and Joaquin Correa (calf).

Milan Skriniar, meanwhile, has not played since March due to a back injury.

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Manchester City are unbeaten in the Champions League with seven wins and five draws so far.

The Citizens have won 19 of their last 23 matches and had scored in 25 consecutive games until a 1-0 loss away to Brentford in their final fixture of the Premier League season.

Inter have kept five clean sheets in six Champions League knockout stage matches.

They have not conceded the opening goal in a Champions League fixture since going down 2-0 away to Bayern Munich on Matchday six of the group stage.

Inzaghi's side approach the final in high spirits having won 11 of their last 12 matches.


A clash of styles is in store in Istanbul with City favouring an offensive approach and Inter more likely to rely on counter-attacks — and it should be the Premier League champions who come out on top.

They need to keep a close eye on their former forward Edin Dzeko, who scored 72 goals for them in a four-year spell between January 2011 and May 2015, while Lautaro Martinez is also dangerous.

Edin Dzeko is a goal threat for Inter against his old club
Edin Dzeko is a goal threat for Inter against his old club

But Guardiola's side are well-versed at facing cautious, counter-punching opponents and have regularly shown they can create and take chances against packed defences.

If City can get their noses in front, it will force a change of approach from Inter and bring them out of their comfort zone.

Inter have scored the first goal in all three knockout stage ties and shown great composure when defending an advantage.

But they have been less convincing when required to come from behind and slumped to a pair of 2-0 defeats against Bayern Munich in the group stage.

City's powers of recovery are well established after they conceded the first goal in group stage successes at home to Borussia Dortmund (2-1) and Sevilla (3-1). They also came from behind to draw 1-1 in their semi-final, first leg at Real Madrid.

The Citizens have scored three goals or more in six of 12 Champions League games and another high-scoring success looks possible.


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