Inter Milan vs Borussia DortmundUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Oct 23, 2019, San Siro
AFTER years of underachievement, sleeping giant Inter have been roused from their slumber since the summer arrival of Antonio Conte.
They sit just a point behind leaders Juventus after an impressive start in Serie A but their Champions League campaign could be cut short if they don't get a positive result against Dortmund.
Conte's men are playing catch-up after taking just a point from their first two outings in Groups F, a calamitous opening draw at home to Sparta Prague followed up by an impressive performance away to Barcelona where they took the lead before conceding a late goal to lose 2-1.
It will be no easy feat getting the better of a Dortmund side who top the section, level on four points with Barcelona, and who've lost just one of a dozen matches this season.
Lucien Favre's team followed up a solid 0-0 opening stalemate at home to Barcelona by grabbing a 2-0 win away to Sparta Prague where the Czech champions' high defensive line was ruthlessly exposed.
Nevertheless, Dortmund don't always convince on the road. In the Bundesliga they have failed to win their last three away outings and conceded at least two goals each time.
Inter are 29-20 at Marathonbet to claim their first win of the section in this contest they can't afford to lose, and I'm happy to take them draw no bet at 4-5 with the same bookmaker.
Goals look likely, with Inter having netted in every match this season and their last four bringing up both teams to score, including a 4-3 win at Sassuolo on Sunday, while Barca are the only side to have kept Dortmund scoreless.
Both teams to net pays only around 4-6 so double it with Inter double chance in a 6-5 bet365 Bet Builder.
On the scorer front it's hard to ignore Romelu Lukaku, who has hit the ground running since his summer move to the San Siro from Manchester United. The Belgian has six goals in nine games for Inter and is a decent price at 7-4 with BetVictor to get on the scoresheet here.
This UEFA Champions League match between Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund will be played on Oct 23, 2019 and kick off at 20:00