The 13-time Champions League winner, Real Madrid will face Inter Milan as they visit the San Siro on Wednesday evening for their first Group D match. Along with Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk, this is the second season in a row that these two European behemoths, have been drawn in the same group of the competition. Here is everything you need to know about Inter vs Real Madrid football prediction, team news, and lineup for the first Champions League match of the season.
In Inter’s 2-2 draw with Sampdoria, Stefano Sensi suffered a knee injury, and was unable to finish the game after replacing Hakan Calhanoglu midway through the second half.
Alessandro Bastoni has recovered from a thigh injury that he suffered during international duty and will be back in Simone Inzaghi’s squad.
Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa are vying to be Edin Dzeko’s partner.
For the trip to Inter, David Alaba has been included in Real Madrid’s squad and is expected to start at center back alongside Eder Militao.
Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos, Marcelo, Ferland Mendy, and Toni Kroos are all absent for the match against Inter.
In place of Miguel Gutierrez at left-back, Carlo Ancelotti could use Alaba, with Nacho partnering with Militao in defense.
Inter vs Real Madrid Prediction
Despite the departures of Antonio Conte, Achraf Hakimi, and Romelu Lukaku, the Nerazzurri remain in a strong position and have made a solid start to the season.
In the group stages last season, Real Madrid beat Inter at home and away and have been excellent in the final third this season, scoring 13 goals in four league matches.
On the other hand, Los Blancos has been far from solid defensively, which could lead to goals in this high-octane clash at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Even though Inter has had success at home against Real Madrid, the encounter with the Spanish giants last season proved difficult, and another difficult game could be on the cards on Wednesday. We expect goals in this high-octane clash at the San Siro, but Ancelotti’s men should be able to take all three points.
Inter Milan possible starting lineup: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Dimarco; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Martinez, Dzeko
Real Madrid possible starting lineup: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Gutierrez; Valverde, Casemiro, Modric; Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Our Prediction: Inter Milan 1-2 Real Madrid