Borrusia Monchengladbach and Inter Milan are about to take the most important match in this UEFA Champions League campaign. The two sides haven’t got the right to slip here, which especially goes for the guests from Milan. Believe it or not, the three-time Italian champions are at the bottom of group B with just two points in four rounds, and can’t afford to come back home without a victory. The situation is a bit more relaxed for Monch, who sits first in the assembly and can settle with a draw. That would probably secure them the place in the knockout stage, unless Shakhtar defeats Real, which is unexpected, to be honest.
Borussia Monchengladbach (+200) is in great shape, coming off two big wins, one in the UCL against Shakhtar, 4-0 and against Schalke in Bundesliga, 4-1. Overall, they’ve been more than efficient in the past few weeks scoring three or more goals in four of the last five games.
Monch likes to play open and efficient, and their matches are exciting, filled with lots of goals and chances. Seven in the latest 10 ended with over 3.5 goals, which is quite a lot, you need to admit.
Marco Rose’s side still didn’t lose a competitive match at home this season, but their record is far from perfect, with four draws and three wins. During that time, Monch allowed goals in five events but always managed to cover up that with excellent offensive performance.
Inter Milan (+120) struggles with consistency, which is their greatest problem since the start of the campaign. Antonio Conte’s side can’t provide good results continuously, and it seems that the board is already considering the “what if” option. That being, what if Conte fails to qualify for the knockout stage.
The pressure on the Italian manager is increasing, and he is no doubt in a tough position, which makes this one of the key games for his future at Meazza. Nerazzurri have just three wins in the past 11 matches, two of them coming in the recent seven days, against Torino and Sassuolo.
Romelu Lukaku’s comeback should be a big boost for Inter’s offensive line, as the Belgian established himself as the most important player on the team.
Jonas Hofmann and Ramy Bensebaini are out, the first due to hamstring injury and the second due to COVID-19 infection.
Inter has several players who won’t play tonight, Aleksandar Kolarov, Daniele Padelli, Matias Vecino, Radja Nainggolan, and Arturo Vidal, who is not injured, but has a suspension.
Head to Head Games
Monch and Inter met four times during the 70s, with the Italians winning twice and two games concluding with a draw.
The teams split one point each in the most recent leg that ended 2-2. Lukaku scored both goals for the Italians, one in the 90th minute, while Bensebaini and Hofmann scored for Borussia.
The situation Inter finds itself now is not bright at all, but we are more than willing to risk and to back up their victory in this event. Nerazzurri have much better players, and even though their chemistry isn’t perfect, we don’t believe that Conte’s side will see themselves eliminated from the UCL following this match. Therefore, be courageous and pick Inter’s victory here at +120.
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