Inter Milan vs Real Madrid: prediction, preview and team news
Inter Milan and Real Madrid face off against each other at the Giuseppe Meazza in a blockbuster Group B clash in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League.
Two behemoths of the European game will collide in Wednesday’s Champions League fixture as Inter Milan welcome Real Madrid to San Siro in gameweek four.
However, both clubs have endured underwhelming starts in Group B and, rather incredibly, sit outside the top two at this midway point.
This is a winner-take-all contest, as both teams are below Borussia Monchengladbach and Shaktar Donetsk in the table after a slow start to the group stage of the competition.
Inter Milan have not had the best start to the season with one win in their last five across all competitions. In the UEFA Champions League Inter currently find themselves at the bottom of Group B, three points off the top.
Real Madrid come into this match sitting third in Group B on four points. Victory will put them in a strong position to qualify while defeat could lead to an unthinkable elimination.
After beating Inter Milan 3-2 at home in their last Champions League match, Madrid lost 4-1 away to Valencia in La Liga and drew 1-1 at Villarreal this past weekend.
Reason for Inter Milan vs Real Madrid predictions:
- Six of Real Madrid’s last seven games have featured three or more goals.
- Real Madrid’s three Champions League games so far have averaged 4.67 goals per game.
- Real Madrid have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 8 matches (UEFA Champions League)
- Two of Inter Milan’s last three home games have ended in 2-2 draws.
- Romelu Lukaku has scored in seven of his last ten appearances for club and country.
- Inter Milan have seen over 3.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches (all competitions).
- Inter Milan have drawn 5 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
Of the last 10 games between the two sides, Inter Milan have won five, with Real Madrid winning four. The other fixture ended in a draw.
Real Madrid lead Inter Milan 3-0 in their three completed matches. They last met just a few weeks ago in Madrid where the hosts walked away with a 3-2 victory.
This is the first time Los Blancos have visited the Nerazzurri since 1998. Incredibly, Real Madrid have never won at the Giuseppe Meazza in seven attempts, losing five and drawing twice.
Real Madrid have never defeated Inter at the San Siro, and it seems unlikely they will be able to break their hoodoo.
With both of these European powerhouses finding themselves in unfamiliar positions in Group B, both managers should be setting their teams up to attack, which will make for a fascinating spectacle for fans and neutrals alike.
Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku should trouble Madrid’s leaky backline, although with Karim Benzema on the pitch, it’s anyone’s guess as to how this game ends. We believe that a high-scoring draw may be the final outcome.
Our Prediction: Yes (Both Teams To Score) @ 1.5