Real Madrid – Inter Milan | 07/12/2021

Real Madrid and Inter Milan will lock horns at Bernabeu in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, with first position in Group D on offer for both sides. Los Blancos are currently top of the section, two points clear of second-placed Inter, with both teams already advancing to the knockout stage of the competition.

Both Real Madrid and Inter Milan have qualified for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) round of 16 but at stake in this matchday six Group D clash is who tops the group, thereby qualifying with seeded status and earning the right to host the second leg. Madrid hold the advantage (W4, L1) and for them a draw will be enough, while Inter (W3, D1, L1) must win if they’re to overtake the 13-time European champions.

That will take some doing as Real are on an 11-match unbeaten run (W10, D1) including winning their last four home competitive matches by a one-goal margin. However, they did lose to Sheriff Tiraspol here by the same margin on UCL matchday two, so another tight contest could be on the cards with goals likely as ‘Los Blancos’ – just two short of their 600th UCL strike in the competition proper – have scored in their last 13 home UCL matches.

Coincidentally, Inter have played 13 matches since they last drew a blank (W10, D2, L1) following their 3-0 demolition of Roma on Saturday. Having now kept four consecutive clean sheets, if any defence can hold Madrid’s attack at bay, it could be Inter’s as they seek to redress the balance in this long-standing European rivalry (W7, D2, L9).

Defeat at Real in last season’s group stage remains Inter’s only UCL away loss in six outings, and if they’re to avenge that 3-2 H2H defeat they might strike late, as seven (64%) of their goals scored during that sequence came after the 65th minute.

 

Date: 07/12/2021
Time: 23:00
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Pick for this match:
“1” – @ 2.34 ( BETWINNER )

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