Manchester City have a chance to end years of frustration Saturday, but Inter Milan won't make it easy when the teams square off in the 2023 UEFA Champions League final on CBS and Paramount+. City is coming off winning the FA Cup title, and they claimed a third straight English Premier League title six days earlier. Now they try to complete the rare treble, but they have never won the Champions League, losing their one previous final appearance in 2021. Inter finished third in the Italian Serie A, but they have been in this position several times before. They have played in five European finals, winning three, the most recent in 2010. The first competitive meeting between these teams comes after City routed title-holders Real Madrid and Inter beat AC Milan in the semifinals.
Saturday's kickoff at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey is set for 3 p.m. ET. Man City are -205 favorites (risk $205 to win $100) and Inter are +575 underdogs on the 90-minute money line in Caesars Sportsbook's latest Manchester City vs. Inter Milan odds. A 90-minute draw is priced at +310 and the over/under for total goals is 2.5. Before you lock in any Inter Milan vs. Manchester City picks, make sure you check out the UEFA Champions League final predictions and best bets from proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon Eimer.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. He is a stunning 139-109-7 on all soccer picks following the 2022 World Cup for SportsLine, returning more than 36 units for his followers. Anyone following him is way up.
Now, Eimer has broken down the Manchester City vs. Inter Milan matchup from all sides and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see Eimer's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Inter Milan vs. Manchester City:
- Man City vs. Inter Milan spread: Man City -1.5 (+140)
- Man City vs. Inter Milan over/under: 2.5 goals
- Man City vs. Inter Milan money line: Man City -205, Inter Milan +575, Draw +310
- MCY: Man City have scored at least two goals in 17 of their past 23 matches
- IM: Inter have allowed one goal or fewer in 28 of their past 33 games
- Man City vs. Inter Milan picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Manchester City
The Citizens know this is their chance to raise the prestigious trophy. Celebrations two weekends in a row, one of those following a victory against rival Manchester United, have them soaring. They are 21-5-1 in their past 27 matches, and they have the best attack in the world. They scored 94 goals in their 38 matches, most among the teams in the world's top five leagues. Only four teams in that group conceded fewer than their 33, while Inter scored 71 and conceded 42 in league play. Erling Haaland led the EPL with a record 36 goals, and Kevin De Bruyne had a league-high 16 assists.
Haaland was signed in large part to help secure this trophy, and the 22-year-old has 52 goals in 52 matches in his first season with the team. Ilkay Gundogan also is on fire, posting his third two-goal game over the past six matches to sink Man U in the FA Cup final. Add in Phil Foden (11 EPL goals), Julian Alvarez (nine) and Jack Grealish (five goals, seven assists), and City have unmatched depth. The Citizens haven't conceded more than one goal in a match since a 4-2 victory against Tottenham on Jan. 19. They have allowed 17 goals in 30 matches since then. See which team to pick here.
Why you should back Inter Milan
The Nerazzurri failed to really challenge for the Serie A title, but they are Supercoppa and Coppa Italia champions. They have won 11 of their past 12 matches in all competitions, with the only loss coming to league champ Napoli. Inter have scored at least once in 16 of their last 17 matches. Lautaro Martinez was second in Serie A with 21 goals as Inter scored 71, second only to Napoli. Former Man City striker Edin Dzeko is likely to join Martinez up top, and the Bosnian has 14 goals overall this season, four in the Champions League. Romelu Lukaku also has 14 goals in all competitions.
Surprisingly, Inter could have an edge in net. Andre Onana needs one more clean sheet to tie Chelsea's Edouard Mendy with a UCL record of nine. The Nerazzurri have held their opponents without a goal in five of the six knockout-stage matches. Nicolo Barella has nine goals and nine assists in all competitions, and Hakan Calhanoglu has scored four and set up eight. They are part of a strong midfield that can make things happen for the strikers. See which team to pick here.
How to make Manchester City vs. Inter Milan picks
Eimer has broken down Saturday's Inter Milan vs. Manchester City final from every angle. He is leaning under on the goal total and has two other confident best bets, including a strong play that would pay plus-money. He's only sharing his picks and Champions League final analysis at SportsLine.
So who wins Manchester City vs. Inter Milan in Saturday's UEFA Champions League final, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Inter Milan vs. Manchester City match, all from the soccer expert who is up more than $3,600 on his soccer picks in 2023, and find out.