Inter Milan vs Real MadridUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Nov 25, 2020, San Siro
EUROPEAN heavyweights Inter Milan and Real Madrid go head-to-head in a huge Champions League showdown at the San Siro on Wednesday night.
Inter and Real were expected to battle it out for top spot in Group B but both teams go into Matchday Four occupying third and fourth place respectively, leaving the section tantalisingly poised.
Antonio Conte's star-studded side are propping up the group after three rounds of fixtures, having opened with two draws and one defeat.
That loss came last time out at Real Madrid – a game where all three of Kevin Mac's bets copped – and the Nerazzurri will know a similar setback here could leave them staring an early Champions League exit in the face.
Real Madrid themselves have ground to make up in Group B following their shock opening night 3-2 home loss to Shakhtar Donetsk, and the Spanish champions had to stage a late comeback to pinch a point in a pulsating 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach on Matchday 2.
Los Blancos followed up on that draw with a thrilling 3-2 win over Inter, however, Zinedine Zidane's side have looked uninspiring at times this season and they can ill afford another slip-up at the San Siro.
Inter Milan are in last chance saloon territory this midweek and a much-needed San Siro success for Conte and co is trading at 23/20 with Bet 365.
Despite winning the reverse fixture Real Madrid are an unfancied 47/20 with Unibet, while a point apiece is priced up at 14/5 with the same bookmaker.
Goals have been a regular feature of matches involving these two sides this season and I see no reason to oppose that trend when these two giants go toe-to-toe at the San Siro.
Both teams have obliged in seven of Real Madrid's last eight matches across all competitions, while nine of Inter's 11 assignments this season have ended with both sides getting on the scoresheet.
When digging slightly deeper it can be seen that six of Real's last seven fixtures have featured three more strikes and four of Inter Milan's last seven matches have generated four or more goals.
Given the attacking threat that both sides carry an action-packed night is anticipated in Milan and with a closely-fought contest also expected I'll add in over zero cards for each team to boost up the price on the recommended Bet Builder.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned Bet Builder landed comfortably during the most recent meeting and I'm happy to side with a repeat here in what should be another enthralling encounter.
I'll also dip into the anytime goalscorer market and take the 27/25 on offer with 888Sport for red-hot Romelu Lukaku to make the net bulge against a ropey Real rearguard who are set to be without inspirational skipper Sergio Ramos.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo, Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski have racked up more goals than Romelu Lukaku in 2020 and the brilliant Belgian will smell blood against Madrid's makeshift backline.
This UEFA Champions League match between Inter Milan and Real Madrid will be played on Nov 25, 2020 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Inter Milan vs Real Madrid prediction.