Inter Milan and Real Madrid meet for the second year in a row in the UEFA Champions League. Their ambitions haven’t changed for a bit since the previous campaign. Nerrazzuri lost several of their key players, but advancing from the group stage is imperative for Simone Inzaghi’s side. Meanwhile, Real is in sort of a rebuild because they let go a couple of veterans, adding some fresh blood. Both teams play relatively efficient football, and we should see an interesting matchup in Milan on Wednesday night.
Inter Milan (+140) played 2-2 in Sampdoria on Sunday, in a match they needed to win to keep the perfect record in Serie A. The guests had a lead on two occasions, with both of their goals coming inside the opening 45 minutes. Unlike in the previous games they couldn’t score at least once more.
Nerrazzuri opened the season with a win at home over Genoa, 4-0, and after that one, beat Verona on the road, 1-3. Now, they don’t have Romelu Lukaku anymore, but Edin Dzeko more or less covers his departure in the first few events.
Inter still plays offensive football, and as you saw, the starting three events all saw over 2.5 goals. When counting in the preseason, only one of Inter’s contests didn’t end above that limit.
Real Madrid (+300) was behind against Celta at the halftime of Sunday’s game. The Los Blancos trailed 1-2 at Santiago Bernabeu, but managed to flip the result and beat the guests 5-2, boosting the morale before heading to Italy.
This was the third win in four La Liga games for Real. Apart from victories against Alaves, Betis, and Celta, the Spanish powerhouse played 3-3 on the road against Levante. We need to say only the event vs. Celta was played in Madrid.
Three of these four games were with over 2.5 goals and both teams netting. Unlike the previous season when Real played much tougher football, their matches are far more exciting.
Bastoni, Barzao and Eriksen won’t be in the protocol for this event.
On the other side, David Alaba won’t participate, the same as Toni Kross. Luka Jovic, and Gareth Bale are questionable, the same as Dani Ceballos.
Head to Head Games
Inter and Real have played 17 matches so far, and the Los Blancos have a slightly better record, winning eight events, one more than the Italians. Two games finished without winners. The total goal difference is 25-21 in favor of the Spanish side.
Real was better in both encounters in the previous UCL campaign, triumphing 3-2 at home and 0-2 in Milan.
When analyzing this tip, it seems that the best possible choice is to bet on goals instead of on the full-time result. Even though Inter stands as a slight favorite, this match could go either way. Our pick here would be over 2.5 goals, with the current odds -125. Additionally, we would add both teams to score and over 2.5 goals which is -105. The recent results are pointing in that direction so why not listening to the current trend.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Here are the previews for more UEFA Champions League games:
- Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich
- Besiktas vs. Borussia Dortmund
- Club Brugge vs. PSG
- Chelsea vs. Zenit
- Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig
- Liverpool vs. Inter Milan
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