Inter Milan vs Sheriff TiraspolUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Oct 19, 2021, San Siro
Inter Milan are in desperate need of a win to kick-start their UEFA Champions League campaign as they host Sheriff Tiraspol in a Group D fixture at San Siro. Sheriff have been the surprise team of this year’s competition and should pose a stern test for Inter.
The Serie A champions have their backs to the wall at the moment and a reaction is expected on Tuesday.
Inter Milan are coming off their first domestic defeat of the season as they were beaten 3-1 by Lazio in Serie A on Saturday. The went into the break in the lead thanks to Ivan Perisic’s penalty but conceded three times in the second half.
Simone Inzaghi’s men are going through a rough patch at the moment with just one win in their last four matches across all competitions. They were held to a 0-0 draw by Shakhtar Donetsk in their previous outing in the Champions League following a 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid in their opening fixture.
Despite their recent struggles, Inter Milan still have something to smile about given their solid home form. They are unbeaten at home in Serie A this season and can count a 6-1 victory over Genoa among their recent results.
Sheriff Tiraspol have been the surprise team in the Champions League this season having won both their matches Group D. They began with a 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk before claiming an impressive 2-1 victory away at Real Madrid.
The Moldovans are having an impressive campaign with just one defeat across all competitions this season. Yury Vernydub's men head into Tuesday’s clash off the back of a 4-0 victory over Sfintul Gheorghe in their previous domestic fixture.
While Sheriff Tiraspol have undoubtedly been the surprise package this season, much of their good work have been done at home. They have claimed just one win in their last three away matches in the Champions League.
How the bookies view
Despite their difficult start to the Champions League, Inter Milan are still considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies at 3/16 with SBK. The same firm is offering 35/2 for a Sheriff Tiraspol victory while a draw is set at odds of 15/2 with Sport Nation.
Head to head
This will be the first ever meeting between Inter Milan and Sheriff Tiraspol.
Players to watch
Strikers Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko remain the biggest goal threats for Inter Milan with both men combining for 11 goals already this season. Martinez is priced at 4/6 to score anytime by bet365, who are also offering 4/5 on Dzeko in the same market.
Frank Castaneda and Momo Yansane often feature in attack for Moldova with both men scoring four goals each this season. Bet365 has Castenada at 4/1 to score anytime while also backing Yasane at 13/2 in the same market.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been BTTS Yes in five of Inter Milan’s last six matches and a repeat is priced at 17/16 by SBK. The Italians have seen over 3.5 goals in their last two home matches and that run could be tipped to continue at 10/11 with bet365.
Inter Milan could also be tipped to earn a win and over 3.5 goals at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
This UEFA Champions League match between Inter Milan and Sheriff Tiraspol will be played on Oct 19, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Inter Milan vs Sheriff Tiraspol prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.