- Inter Milan will face Real Madrid at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on matchday 4 of Group B of the 2020/21 Champions League, Thursday (26/11/2020). These two teams whose squad is lame both need a win.
On matchday 3, which was their 16th meeting, Inter defeated Madrid 2-3 in Spain. Three Madrid goals were scored by Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Rodrygo. Two Inter goals were scored by Lautaro Martinez and Ivan Perisic.
Inter are currently stranded at the bottom with 2 points from 3 matches (W0 D2 L1, goals 4-5). Inter are only 3 points behind leaders Borussia Monchengladbach (W1 D2 L0, goals 10-4). Meanwhile, Madrid has 4 points (W1 D1 L1, goals 7-7), level with Shakhtar Donetsk (W1 D1 L1, goals 3-8).
From now on, every match is crucial. The reason is, the difference in points between the four teams is not wide. In other words, losing will put a team in danger.
Inter may be more confident looking at this match. As well as having never lost home matches against Madrid, Antonio Conte's men also have more positive momentum.
In the Italian Serie A last weekend, Inter won 4-2 to host Torino. Coming from behind 0-2, Inter turned to win through goals from Alexis Sanchez and Lautaro Martinez, as well as Romelu Lukaku's brace (1 penalty). Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane's boys could only win a 1-1 draw against Villarreal in La Liga.
Inter are looking for revenge to open up a chance to qualify for the last 16. However, it is unlikely that Madrid will be beaten easily. Despite the loss of central defender and injured captain Sergio Ramos, while several other players are still question marks due to COVID-19, Los Blancos still have enough ammunition to bring to Italy.
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Estimated Line-up of Players
Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Bastoni, de Vrij, D'Ambrosio; Young, Vidal, Gagliardini, Barella, Hakimi; Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez.
Coach: Antonio Conte.
Squad info: Vecino (injured), Sensi (injured), Pinamonti (injured), Kolarov (question mark), Brozovic (question mark).
Madrid (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Mendy, Nacho, Varane, Carvajal; Kroos, Modric; Hazard, Odegaard, Vazquez; Benzema.
Coach: Zinedine Zidane.
Squad info: Ramos (injured), Valverde (injured), Odriozola (injured), Casemiro (question mark), Miliato (question mark), Jovic (question mark), Benzema (doubtful).
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Head-to-Head and Performance
Head-to-Head (UEFA Club Competition)
Inter wins: 7
Inter goals: 21
Madrid wins: 7
Madrid goals: 23.
Last 5 Meetings
04-11-2020 Madrid 3-2 Inter (UCL)
25-11-1998 Inter 3-1 Madrid (UCL)
16-09-1998 Madrid 2-0 Inter (UCL)
16-04-1986 Madrid 5-1 Inter (UEFA Cup)
02-04-1986 Inter 3-1 Madrid (UEFA Cup).
Inter's Last 5 Matches
28-10-20 Shakhtar 0-0 Inter (UCL)
01-11-20 Inter 2-2 Parma (Serie A)
04-11-20 Madrid 3-2 Inter (UCL)
08-11-20 Atalanta 1-1 Inter (Serie A)
22-11-20 Inter 4-2 Torino (Serie A).
Madrid's Last 5 Matches
28-10-20 Monchengladbach 2-2 Madrid (UCL)
31-10-20 Madrid 4-1 Huesca (La Liga)
04-11-20 Madrid 3-2 Inter (UCL)
09-11-20 Valencia 4-1 Madrid (La Liga)
21-11-20 Villarreal 1-1 Madrid (La Liga).
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Score Prediction and Statistics
Inter haven't lost any of their home games against Madrid (W5 D2 L0).
Inter have only won 2 times in their last 13 matches in the Champions League (W2 D5 L6).
Inter have only won 2 times in their last 9 matches in all competitions (W2 S5 L2).
Inter have always scored at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches in all competitions.
Madrid only won 2 times in their last 7 matches in the Champions League (W2 D2 L3).
Madrid are winless in their last 3 away games in all competitions (W0 D2 L1).
Predicted final score: Inter Milan 2-2 Real Madrid.