To take on the first Champions League match Real Madrid will travel to San Siro on Wednesday to play against Serie A champions Inter Milan. For the second consecutive time, these two European behemoths have been drawn in the same group. Last season Los Blancos defeated the Nerazzurri at home and away. Here is our expert guess on Inter vs Real Madrid football prediction, team news, and lineup for the first Champions League match of the season.
After replacing Hakan Calhanoglu midway through the second half Stefano Sensi suffered a knee injury in Inter’s 2-2 draw with Sampdoria and was unable to finish the game.
Simone Inzaghi has good news that Alessandro Bastoni, who suffered thigh injury while onn international duty, has been recovered.
Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa are vying to be Edin Dzeko’s partner.
David Alaba is expected to start at center back alongside Eder Militao in the match against Inter.
Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos, Marcelo, Ferland Mendy, and Toni Kroos are all absent for the match against Inter.
Carlo Ancelotti could replace Miguel Gutierrez with Alaba at the left-back, with Nacho partnering with Militao in defense.
Inter vs Real Madrid Prediction
The Nerazzurri have made a solid start to the season and despite the departures of Antonio Conte, Achraf Hakimi, and Romelu Lukaku, Inter remains in a strong position.
On Sunday night Real Madrid celebrated a 5-2 victory over Celta Vigo. Los Blancos have been excellent in the final third this season, scoring 13 goals in four league matches.
Los Blancos, on the other hand, have been far from solid defensively, which could lead to goals in this high-octane clash at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
The encounter with the Spanish giants last season proved difficult even though Inter has had success at home against Real Madrid and another difficult game could be on the cards on Wednesday. We expect goals in this high-octane clash at the San Siro, but Ancelotti’s men should be able to take all three points.
Inter Milan possible starting lineup: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Dimarco; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Martinez, Dzeko
Real Madrid possible starting lineup: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Gutierrez; Valverde, Casemiro, Modric; Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Our Prediction: Inter Milan 1-2 Real Madrid
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