Inter Milan host Real Madrid at the San Siro on Wednesday night, as these two European heavyweights scrap it out for the right to reach the last 16 of the Champions League. These two clubs start the game third and fourth in Group B, behind Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Where and when: San Siro – 25 November, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Inter vs. Real Madrid: BT Sport
Last time: Although Inter drew themselves level after going two goals behind in the first half, Rodrygo scored a late winner as Real won 2-1 in Madrid earlier this month.
Inter v Real Madrid Predictions and Preview
They may be the two big names in Champions League Group B, but Inter Milan and Real Madrid are not in great shape right now. Particularly when it comes to progressing out of this group, something Real have never failed to do. Defeat for either team here would leave them with an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout rounds.
Inter are the favourites to get a crucial win, priced at 5/4 with William Hill. The Nerazzurri have faltered in the opening weeks of the new season, only picking up two points from their first three Champions League fixtures. They also trail local rivals and Serie A leaders Milan by five points after seven league matches.
Antonio Conte’s side need to improve, and fast. Defence is a key concern for their coach, with the Nerazzurri only keeping one clean sheet in their opening 10 fixtures this season, across all competitions. Inter failed to win any of their four matches immediately prior to the international break, only winning one of their previous eight.
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The Nerazzurri shared the spoils in five of those eight games, with another draw here priced at 37/13 in your Inter v Real Madrid predictions. On the face of it, there’s little to separate the two sides. Their game a few weeks ago see-sawed across the two halves, but was a close encounter nonetheless.
However, Madrid did come up with the goods when it mattered most. Or more specifically, an under-pressure Vinicius Junior came up with the goods. Perhaps the Brazilian will feel more able to express himself here, with Karim Benzema an injury doubt for the visitors. Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane are also injured, and with neither team looking great at the back, we should see goals again between them.
With that in mind, an over 4.5 goals bet is 7/2, while you can add Inter to that bet as the winners for 13/2. If you want to back Madrid, Los Blancos are 9/1 in the same market, while the visitors are 11/5 for the win in the outright market.
One to watch for Inter: Romelu Lukaku scored 10 goals in his first eight games of this season, with the Belgian striker priced at 7/2 to break the deadlock in this Inter v Real Madrid preview.
One to watch for Real Madrid: Rodrygo was the hero for Madrid when these teams met a few weeks ago, and he is 9/1 to produce against Inter once again by opening the scoring here.