Inter Milan v Real Madrid Tips – bookies expecting close encounter

Internazionale and Real Madrid might have been the pre-season favourites to come through Champions League Group B and reach the last sixteen, although it would now be a major surprise if the pair were able to qualify considering the state of play at the halfway stage of this phase of the competition.

Inter are clearly a decent team although they made life incredibly difficult for themselves when drawing 2-2 with Borussia Monchengladbach and they then failed to make the most of their chances when achieving a goalless draw away to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Antonio Conte’s side then came from behind twice at the Bernabeu before losing 3-2 to Real Madrid, with Los Merengues needing these three points after losing at home to Shakhtar before a dramatic 2-2 away to Monchengladbach where Zinedine Zidane’s side scored two late goals.

Can Inter Gain Revenge Over Real at the San Siro?

Internazionale might be going along fairly well on the Italian Serie A, although they face an uphill struggle to get through to the Champions League last sixteen and the bookies go 5/4 about Conte’s side getting through to the knockout phase of the competition with the alternative being the prospect of another Europa League campaign after reaching the final of the same competition last term.

Inter are as big as 7/4 to beat Real Madrid on Wednesday 25 November, with Romelu Lukaku expected to return for this clash and that would be a big boost for the Italian side considering that the Belgian will be excited about the possibility of facing opponents who are conceding a lot of goals in Europe.

The Italian side will have to get on the front foot in this game and will draw confidence from scoring twice at the Bernabeu, with their opponents having conceded a combined five goals in their opening two matches.

Can Real Madrid Arrest Leaky Defensive Issues?

Real Madrid currently sit third in their Champions League section and they badly needed that 3-2 victory over Inter, with Los Merengues now hoping to gain an edge at the San Siro which would put them in the box seat to go through considering that would leave them with a trip to Shakhtar and a home match against Monchengladbach.

Eden Hazard is now playing a functional role for the Spanish champions, with Karim Benzema having hit some form after scoring four goals in his past three matches and the Frenchman will be looking to get in behind the opposition defence and cause some problems.

While a point in Milan wouldn’t be a bad outcome for this star-studded team, the best form of defence is clearly attack for Real considering that they’re at a loss to stop conceding goals in Europe and they will want to get back in the box seat to qualify, with Monchengladbach now favourites to top the group.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

After an exciting 3-2 victory at the Bernabeu allied to the fact that the two teams have also been involved in several high-scoring contests, we can’t escape the fact that this will be a game that involves lots of goals.

Antonio Conte’s side can ill-afford to keep things tight and don’t seem to have the wherewithal to manage this anyway, while Real will aim to get on the front foot again in a bid to outscore their opponents.

Therefore, we’ll go for the “Yes” option on the Both Teams to Score betting market and also look to bet on Over 3.5 Goals in this match, with that meaning we need at least four goals to be scored in order to win with this bet.

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