Clash of the Titans as Real Face Inter Milan in Champions League Opener

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    Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro (left) dribbles past FC Inter's Nicolo Barella (right) during their UEFA Champions League clash on November 25, 2020
  • Thirteen times UEFA Champions League winners, Real Madrid, will begin their cup hunt with an away match at the San Siro Stadium, home to Italian Serie A winners, Inter Milan. 

    The match will be played on Wednesday, September 15, at 10pm. 

    Madrid, who witnessed the return of head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, are the favourites to progress to the knockouts alongside Inter Milan in Group D which also has Ukraine outfit Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Sheriff Tiraspol from the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. 

    Inter, the Nerazzurri, coached by Simone Inzaghi, are the underdogs in the match on paper. 


    Kenya’s betting giant, Betika, offers you an in-depth analysis of the EPL matches, possible lineups and outcomes.

    Betika Odds


    Inter Milan - 2.55 


    Draw - 3.70


    Real Madrid - 2.80


    Other match statistics

    Inter have lost four of their last five games against Real Madrid, the Los Blancos, in all European competitions. 

    Madrid head Carlo Ancelotti has the greatest win percentage (76%) of any manager at a single club in the tourney’s history who have managed at least 20 games.

    Both teams scored in just one of the last three head-to-head duels.

    Both teams to score (Gg/ng)

    Yes: 1.61 No: 2.33


    Over 2.5: 1.77 Under 2.5: 2.20


    Team News

    Inter Milan: Defender Alessandro Bastoni and midfielder Stefano Sensi will miss the game due to injuries incurred. 

    Real Madrid: Defender David Alaba and striker Luka Jovic are available for selection. Defenders Ferland Mendy and Marcelo Vieira will not be available after picking up muscle injuries. 


    Possible Lineups

    Inter Milan: Handanovic, Skriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni, Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Ivan Perisic, Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko

    Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Gutierrez, Casemiro, Valverde, Modric, Hazard, Vinicius Junior, Benzema


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