One of the most mouth-watering clashes this week in the Champions League will see Inter Milan battle against Real Madrid. The match schedules for Wednesday at the San Siro with kickoff at 10 pm.
Inter Milan started off their Serie A title defensive in style with two wins and one draw. Their latest result was a 2-2 draw to Sampdoria. On the other hand, Los Blancos lead the La Liga table after coming a triumphant 5-2 win over Celta Vigo.
This is the second time in a row that the three giants – Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk – get draw in the same group. The last encounter saw Los Blancos defeat the Nerazzurri home and away.
The last time Inter Milan progressed past the group stages was back in 2009-2010 under Jose Mourinho. This is despite qualifying for the continental top elite on five occasions.
However, the Nerazurri have a solid home record this season. But the Los Blancos present a different cause altogether. The side have won four of their last five fixtures against them in European competition.
Furthermore, Carlo Ancelotti comes off an energy-boosting win in La Liga. Benzema bagged a hat-trick while youngster Camavinga scored on his debut at Santiago Barnabeu. Currently, they lead the La Liga table after taking ten points from the opening four matches. The Italian outfit head into the clash as underdogs.
Inter Milan vs Real Madrid Head to Head
Both sides have two games against each other with Real Madrid taking two wins while Inter without one. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Sampdoria 2-2 Inter Milan
- Hellas Verona 1-3 Inter
- Inter 4-0 Genoa
- Inter 3-0 Dynamo Kyiv
- Parma 0-2 Inter
- Real Madrid 5-2 Celta Vigo
- Real Betis 0-1 Real Madrid
- Levante 3-3 Real Madrid
- Deportivo Alaves 1-4 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 0-0 Milan
Inter Milan Team News
Defender Alessandro Bastoni is a major doubt after picking a thigh injury picked while on international duty. Therefore, we expect a three backline made up of Stefan De Vrij, Matteo Darmian and Milan Skriniar.
Real Madrid Team News
Carlo Ancelotti must contend with an injury galore ahead of the trip. Gareth Bale sets to remain on the sidelines for a few weeks after picking a hamstring injury. Other injury absentees include Benajmin Mendy, Alaba, Marcelo and Kroos.
Prediction and Odds
Given the injury galore for the opponents, the Nerazzurri stand a high chance to limiting the goal scoring opportunities.
- Real Madrid Win
- Goals Under 3.5
- Martinez to Score