Inter vs. Gladbach Champions League Betting Tips and Preview

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Beaten Europa League finalists Inter Milan host Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach at the San Siro in the Champions League this week. Wednesday’s clash ought to be a lively one, with Gladbach enjoying a wonderful campaign last time round. 

Where and when: San Siro – 21 October, kick-off 20:00

Where you can see Inter vs. Gladbach: BT Sport

Last time: These two clubs have never played each other before. They were due to meet in a friendly in 2016, but it was cancelled and never rearranged. 

Inter v Gladbach Predictions and Preview

Borussia Monchengladbach were the Bundesliga’s surprise package last season, looking like they were set to mount a title challenge for many months of the campaign before perennial champions Bayern Munich took over. Die Fohlen still finished fourth only four points behind Borussia Dortmund, but this is a tough task for the visitors this week. 

Inter are getting stronger all the time, seeing more solid investment in a summer where finances have been seriously damaged by the coronavirus pandemic. Antonio Conte’s side surprisingly dropped out of the Champions League group stages last season, leading to their near-successful shot at Europa League glory, and they’re looking to put that right here and progress to the knockouts. 

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Inter to win and BTTS

9/4 Offer Williamhill

Inter to win 2-1

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Lukaku to score first

10/3 Offer 888sport

The Nerazzurri need to make a good start this week, in a difficult group which also contains Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk. A win for either side would really set them up, and Inter are the 7/10 favourites to get it. They started their campaign with two wins and a draw before the international break, banging in nine goals in beating Fiorentina and Benevento, before a 1-1 draw away to Lazio. 

Gladbach, meanwhile, began their season with a resounding 8-0 victory over Oberneuland in the German Cup, but lost their Bundesliga opener 3-0 away to Dortmund. They followed that up with a draw against Union Berlin, before beating Koln 3-1 on the road to secure their first victory just before the break. The visitors are the 9/2 outsiders for the win on Wednesday, while you can back the draw at 3/1 with William Hill

One to watch for Inter: Romelu Lukaku has started the new season with six goals in six games for club and country, and the former Manchester United striker is the 10/3 favourite to open the scoring in this one. 

One to watch for Gladbach: Marcus Thuram is the son of French World Cup winner Liliam Thuram, and has been making waves in the Bundesliga since joining Gladbach last summer. He’s 9/1 to break the deadlock. 

Long shot: The first seven matches these teams played between them this season produced 33 goals, at an average of 4.7 per game. An over 4.5 goals bet here is 4/1, while you can add Inter to that as the winners for 6/1. A 3-2 home win is available at 25/1

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