Inter Milan is starting the International Champions Cup competition, and we have to say that 3-time European champions were very pale so far in the pre-season. The new bosses had the plan to present Inter in their homeland, but we are not so certain that this will come out to be a good idea at the moment.
On the other hand, their opponents Olympic Lyon are currently fantastic. Despite many fans and experts predicting that after Alexandre Lacazette leaves the club, Lyon is going to fall apart things are opposite.
Many players who were vital in the previous season left but it seems that the youth academy in Lyon is working perfectly.
Inter Milan Preview
The main reason why Luciano Spalletti’s boys aren’t performing good in the pre-season is that the team is far away from complete. Almost every player available on the market was on the radar of Inter. But currently, no major stars landed at Giuseppe Meazza. The Chinese owners injected a huge sum of money, but so far we haven’t seen any world-class player willing to go to Milan. Many players are back from loans, and the current coach will have a huge job in front of him to select the best possible roster for the upcoming season. Regarding the recent performances, Inter has nothing to be proud about. Against FC Nurnberg the Italian titan suffered a loss 1-2. Facing Schalke, despite the overall domination they managed to snap only a draw 1-1.
For a team who has the ambition to dethrone Juventus, this it is not worth mentioning.
Olympic Lyon Preview
The biggest star Alexandre Lacazette left for Arsenal. Corentin Tolisso ended in Bayern Munich. From these two players, the club from Lyon earned almost 100 million euros. But instead of buying some expensive superstars the management invested in future. Several young and talented players were brought at Parc Olympique Lyonnais. The biggest names are Bertrand Traore from Chelsea and Mariano Diaz from Real Madrid.
There is no doubt that Bruno Genesio is going to land some experienced player, but so far the absence or the two pivotal players from the last season isn’t noticeable.
In three matches so far during the pre-season Olympique Lyon is perfect. They defeated Ajax Amsterdam 2-0, and smashed Celtic at Celtic Park 4-0. Therefore they are entering this match with high spirits.
Head to head matches
In 6 games in history, the record is even. Both clubs have 2 wins apiece along wth 2 draws.
Inter Milan vs Olympic Lyon Prediction
With Inter Milan fitting all the pieces together and the overall confusion regarding the transfer window, we are giving the slight edge to Olympique Lyon in this match. Simply the French side has a positive momentum at this point. It is still questionable which players are going to start for Inter Milan. Luciano Spalletti is forced to combine and experiment to make a proper selection. Meanwhile, his colleague Bruno Genesio hasn’t got this kind of problems.
Also between two and three goals is something realistic in this game.