On Matchday 6, Real Madrid will face Inter Milan in the Champions League, with the top spot in Group D up for grabs.
Real Madrid extended their advantage at the top of La Liga to eight points after defeating championship rivals Real Sociedad 2-0 on Saturday night. Los Blancos captain Karim Benzema was forced off early with a hamstring injury, and head coach Carlo Ancelotti subsequently confirmed that the French striker will miss the midweek Champions League fixture.
Benzema joins Gareth Bale on the sidelines, however they are Ancelotti’s only two key absentees. Given that Madrid has already qualified for the Champions League and will face Atletico Madrid in a highly anticipated rivalry this weekend, the Italian may be inclined to rotate his squad.
This season, Los Blancos have only been defeated twice in all competitions (W16-D3-L2) while easily eliminating all their hardest opponents like as Inter Milan, Shakhtar Donetsk, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, and others.
Inter Milan knows that only a win at the Bernabeu would suffice to claim first place in the pool on Tuesday, and the Nerazzurri warmed up for the meeting in Spain’s capital with a 3-0 victory against Roma on Saturday.
The Italians are currently only one point behind the leaders in Serie A. However, Inter have a few injury concerns ahead of the Madrid encounter; Joaquin Correa limped off early with muscular strain, while Lautaro Martinez and Stefan de Vrij are all listed as severe doubts.
The reigning Italian champions have also lost only twice this season in Serie A and the Champions League (W14-D5-L2), scoring at least twice in 16 of their 21 games under Simone Inzaghi’s management.
Real Madrid vs Inter Milan betting tip: Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals @ 1.91