Inter Milan vs Real Madrid: prediction for the Champions League fixture
The reigning champions of Serie A host the runner-ups of La Liga in the Champions League match on September 15. What to expect from the teams? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Inter Milan won the Scudetto last season, which allowed them to get directly into the group stage of the Champions League. The Nerazzurri chalked up 28 victories in 38 rounds, plus they drew 7 games. Inter Milan on average had conceded less than one goal per game. In the summer the Italian club sold Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku, but that hasn't affected the performance so far.
After three rounds of Serie A, the Nerazzurri have two victories and one draw: they beat Genoa (4:0) and Verona (3:1) and drew with Sampdoria (2:2). Right now the reigning champions are fourth in the table.
Eriksen, Bastoni, Sensi, and Brazao are unavailable for this fixture.
Real Madrid couldn't defend the champion's title and finished second in the last season of La Liga, losing just 2 points to Atletico. Carlo Ancelotti became the new manager of the club, and they have started quite well under his leadership.
After four rounds, Real Madrid have one draw with Levante (3:3) and three victories over Alavez (4:1), Real Betis (1:0), and Celta Vigo (5:2).
Real Madrid will be without quite a few players: Ceballos, Marcelo, Mendy, Kroos, and Alaba have all been ruled out. Bale and Jovicmight have to miss this game, too.
Penalties were given in 2 of the last 4 head-to-head games.
Real Madrid scored in the second half in 3 of their last 5 games.
This bet played in the last 2 head-to-head games.
These are two worthy teams with serious ambitions for this season, and we expect no less than a storm of attacks and scoring chances from both Inter Milan and Real Madrid. In our opinion, the opponents will use their chances, and we suggest betting on both to score.
Our prediction - both to score
It is hard to determine the favourite in such a matchup. In some way, a draw can satisfy both opponents, and we believe that the clubs will share points today.
Second wager - a draw