Internazionale are surprisingly bottom of their group heading into Wednesday night blockbuster reverse clash with Real Madrid, but with only three points off top spot, a lot can change after this game in Milan.
UEFA Champions League 2020/21 season
Date: Wednesday November, 25th
Kickoff: 21:00 pm
Venue: San Siro
Torino made Inter work for the points last time out at this venue, Alexis Sanchez, Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku all scoring for the hosts as they hauled back a two-goal deficit to win 4-2 in a domestic engagement.
Thus, the victory ended a four-game winless run for the Nerazurri in all competitions but then, they remain winless in the Champions League this term, drawing two and losing once to take two points from a possible nine thus far.
Antonio Conte will have to contend with a number of injury absentees, and will most probably be hopeful the duo of Marcelo Brozovic and Aleksandar Kolarov return negative Covid tests having earlier positive for the virus.
Real Madrid on their part, settled for a 1-1 draw with Villarreal after the international break, a result which was only good enough to keep them fourth in the Spanish La Liga.
However, they find themselves in second place in Group B despite managing just one win from their first three games, and that came last time out in this competition, a game which saw them edge a five-goal thriller 3-2 against their Italian opposition.
With their other group opponents Borussia Monchengladbach and Shakhtar Donetsk meeting a couple of hours before this one, Los Blancos provisionally stand a chance of moving into top spot with a first-ever victory at this venue.
Matías Vecino, Stefano Sensi and Andrea Pinamonti are ruled out of this game with injuries, but the return of Lukaku is a massive boost.
The trio of Casemiro, Eder Militão and Luka Jovic are Covid doubts for Zinedine Zidane’s side while Sergio Ramos will be sorely missed.
Karim Benzema could return but Federico Valverde and Álvaro Odriozola are still way far from their returns.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Real Madrid’s last eight Champions League games while the same can be said of five of Inter’s last six in the same competition.
Internazionale last five competitive games: DDLDW
Real Madrid last five competitive games: DWWLD
This should make for an interesting and exciting spectacle, just like we saw them put up last time they met. It could be anybody’s game, which is why punters will have to be mindful of picking a potential winner.
Obviously, Inter will prove to be a handful with their firepower against a brittle-looking Real defence but we like to back some goals from this encounter. It is worth noting that both teams have scored in Real Madrid’s last seven Champions League games, as well as their last seven games in all competitions. So let’s back Both Teams To Score for odds of 8/15 and 12/5 for Over 2.5 goals.