Real Madrid vs Inter Milan
UEFA Champions League 2020/21
Date: 3rd November 2020, Tuesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium (Madrid).
Real Madrid lock horns with Inter Milan for the Champions League clash on Tuesday, both teams aiming for their first win of the season in the competition.
It took late goals from Casemiro and Benzema for the Los Blancos to rescue a humiliating defeat at Gladbach, yet they remain without a win in 4 Champions League games. Having lost 2-3 to Shakhtar on matchday 1, Zidane’s men remain at the foot of the table with 1 point from 2 games.
On the other hand, Inter were probably the better side in their away match at Shakhtar, yet rue several missed chances by Lukaku and settled for a goalless draw. They too drew Gladbach 2-2 in the previous game with a very late goal.
Real had a similar start to their group stage campaign last season, but picked up 3 wins and a draw to finish second behind PSG.
Antonio Conte’s men were eliminated from the competition last term, falling behind Dortmund and Barcelona. Yet they went on to make it as far as the finals of Europa League.
A draw will be good for both teams depending on the result of Shakhtar Donetsk vs Monchengladbach. But regardless of that result, the loser here will be staring at group stage elimination.
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan Head-to-head
This will be the first competitive h2h meeting between Real Madrid and Inter Milan since 1998, a gap of 22 years.
Inter are slightly ahead in their overall stats from previous 15 meetings with 7 wins as against 6 losses while there were 2 draws.
But Madrid’s home record against the Nerazzurri is impeccable after winning in 6 of the 7 games and losing the other.
Both teams scored in 4 of their last 5 meetings, while there have been over 2.5 goals in 5 of the last 6.
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan Prediction
This is almost a do-or-die match for both teams after failing to win back-to-back games against lesser teams. Without a doubt, betting on full time result is risky considering both Real and Inter have been inconsistent throughout the season.
The Merengues managed just 2 wins from their last 5, though things look a bit better with the return of Eden Hazard, evident from the 2 late goals at Gladbach and then in the 4-1 win against Huesca on the weekend.
On the other hand, Inter’s weekend 2-2 stalemate with Parma left them with just 1 win in the last 6.
However, these teams are stacked with some world class attacking players and rarely consistent in the defense and this is the main reason for us to go for both teams to score over 2.5 goals as the best bet for this Champions League fixture.
At the same time, over 1.5 goals in the second half is an equally good option considering Inter have a habit of conceding late goals and if one of these teams lead by the end of first half, there will be plenty of counter attacking opportunities as well.
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan Betting Tips
BTTS & Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80
Over 1.5 goals in the second half @ 1.72.