Real Madrid vs Inter Milan preview
LaLiga heavyweights Real Madrid will be hosting Italian giants Inter Milan at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday in a Champions League group stage match. Madrid are winless in their last two UCL matches the same as Milan. Tuesday’s clash will be very interesting as the two teams will be looking for their first-ever victory this season in the Group stage.
Zinedine Zidane’s men started the tournament on a low note, losing 3-2 to Shaktar Donetsk a result that was followed by a 2-2 draw with Bundesliga side Borussia M’gladbach. The Nerazzurri on the other hand has registered a 2-2 result that was followed by a barren draw against Borussia M’gladbach and Donetsk respectively.
- Inter Milan have kept a single clean sheet in their last two Champions League matches.
- Madrid has not won a single game in their last two UCL matches. (L1, D1)
- Zidane’s men have kept only three clean sheets from their last eight matches in all competitions.
- On the other hand, Milan has kept two clean sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions.
The hosts will be without Martin Odegaard and Dani Carvajal who are on the sidelines due to injuries. Alvaro Odriozola is still a doubt for the home clash having picked up a calf problem.
Eden Hazard is expected to be handed another start having scored this weekend on his return.
Inter could be without Romelu Lukaku, who is a major doubt for the clash after straining a muscular. Antonio Conte has no other injury concern with Arturo Vidal, Marcelo Brozovic, and Ashley Young expected to return to the starting XI.
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan H2H
This will be the third time the two teams will be meeting in a competitive match. In 2013, Real Madrid beat Inter Milan 3-0 in a friendly encounter. The following year, Milan returned the favor, as they beat the LaLiga side 3-2 on penalties to lift the International Champions Cup.
The third meeting happened in 2015, in the same ICC finals where Madrid had a 3-0 comfortable win against the Serie A side.
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan prediction
After Inter’s goalless draw against Shakhtar in midweek, Conte’s men were further frustrated this weekend as they were held at home by Parma. Meanwhile, Madrid bounced back in style following midweek’s draw with a 4-1 victory against visiting Huesca.
The Los Blancos will be going for a win especially now they’re motivated by recent results as well as the return of Hazard. Milan is expected to struggle in front of the goal as Lukaku’s absence will be a huge blow.
Our topbets pundits are backing Madrid to secure a slim victory and Betway has given the Spanish giants’ odds of 1.90 while bet254 has 1.92 for the same outcome.
Over 2.5 & Both teams to score
Hazard and Lautaro Martinez are among players to watch this Wednesday and we expect the pair to be on the scoresheet.
You can bet on the two players to see the back of the net and therefore you can place your money on Hazard/Martinez to be anytime goal scorers.
Another possible market is both teams to score and over 2.5.
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