Borussia Dortmund vs Inter MilanUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Nov 5, 2019, Signal Iduna Park
IT'S a cut-throat battle for qualification in Group F and this encounter in Germany looks pivotal to the final shake-up.
Both sides are locked on four points – three adrift of leaders Barcelona – at the halfway stage after Inter saw off Dortmund 2-0 at the San Siro a fortnight ago.
Inter are a whole different beast under Antonio Conte this season, snapping at Juventus' heels in the Serie A title challenge and making inroads in the Champions League where they haven't made it beyond the group stage since 2012.
A big part of their success has been the free-scoring forward line of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez. In 15 appearances apiece, Lukaku has nine goals to Martinez's seven and either of them has netted in Inter's last seven matches.
Inter have struggled to keep clean sheets, though – their win over Dortmund was the only time in eight matches they have prevented the opposition scoring.
So btts looks likely with the Germans back on home soil where they are unbeaten in eight games in all competitions this season. Goals at both ends is a tad short, though, at 4-6, so double it with the hosts double chance for an even money bet builder at bet365.
I also like the 2-3 match goals market for this encounter. It has landed in three of Dortmunds' last four – and five of seven away games for Inter – and pays evens at bet365.
Lucien Favre's men are slight odds against 21-20 with Unibet, while Inter are 3-1 outsiders with bet365. It's a tricky one to call and the draw at 13-5 with Skybet wouldn't be a surprise as it would prevent fatal damage to both sides' qualification hopes.
Inter's rising midfield star Nicolo Barella hasn't been shy in putting himself about since joining on loan from Cagliari this summer, with the Italy international having pickedu up six bookings in 17 games for club and country.
He has started Inter's last two Champions League outings, copping a card each time, and is worth a shout to make it three in a row.
This UEFA Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan will be played on Nov 5, 2019 and kick off at 20:00