3rd November 2020 – 21:00, Alfredo di Stefano Stadium, Madrid
One of the most exciting clashes of the Champions League group stage 3rd round is going to take place in Madrid, between Real Madrid and Inter. Both teams search for vital points in a very competitive group.
Match Preview & Team News
The hosts are still winless after two rounds, and they are unexpectedly positioned at the bottom of the table. Shakhtar stunned Los Blancos in the opening round with a 3:2 victory in Madrid, while the home side was on the verge of the new defeat in Monchengladbach. Borussia had a 2:0 lead just minutes before the end of the game, which eventually ended in a draw. With only one point won so far, Real Madrid faces an early pressure of failing to reach the knockout stage. Luckily for Zinedine Zidane and his players, the opponents are not too far, as Inter and Borussia Monchengladbach are just one point ahead. Karim Benzema and the lads enter this game after a 4:1 victory over Huesca in La Liga last weekend. After more than a year, Eden Hazard’s first goal, which brought them the lead, is definitely something encouraging.
After two opening wins in Serie A, Inter faces a slight drop in form. Accidentally, or not, that matches the time of Romelu Lukaku’s absence due to an injury. The visitors managed to celebrate just once in the last four rounds of the domestic competition. Although Antonio Conte’s side is very productive in front of the oppositions’ net, they need to improve their defensive work. Last weekend, the away side was very close to being defeated by Parma, but Ivan Perisic’s stoppage-time goal saved them a point. If they want to remain title contenders, Neroazzuri need to stabilize their performances and stop spilling points against weaker teams. Inter hasn’t been too convincing in the Champions League as well, as they picked up a point from each of the first two matches. The Belgian international is doubtful for this clash as well, and we will see how Inter will cope with that setback.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
A real derby clash is ahead of us, not just because of the big names facing each other but also because both sides need a victory in their campaigns to finish at one of the top two spots in the group. Real Madrid is in a bit better momentum, and we think they should be capable of snatching all three points from this one.
Goals Market Prediction
Both teams have immense attacking potential, and we can expect a very efficient clash. Therefore, we won’t be surprised if we see the goals in both nets.
Real Madrid vs Inter
Real Madrid to win @ 1.85
BTTS Yes @ 1.50
Correct score 3:2 @ 19.00