Inter Milan vs Real Madrid Prediction, 11/25/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Inter Milan vs Real Madrid
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Inter Milan (+170) Real Madrid (+127)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is the venue where Romelu Lukaku and Inter Milan (0-2-1 in Champions League) will take on Real Madrid (1-1-1 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The starting goalkeepers will be Samir Handanovic for Inter Milan and Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid. Real Madrid are at at +127 while Inter Milan are at +170. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Inter Milan played Torino in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 4 - 2. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 86.8% received passes percentage by converting 495 of the 570 targeted passes in their last outing. Inter Milan tried 12 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 8 of the tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Inter Milan ended this match at a 25.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 12 shots. Inter Milan averages 2.37 goals per 90 min (19 goals in total) and are sitting with 15 assists in all games for this campaign.
Romelu Lukaku is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Inter Milan. Lukaku has been in the starting lineup in 304 outings during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.57 goals per 90. The forward from Belgium has totaled 175 goals in 27,589 mins. He has accounted for 52 assists while earning 26 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Lautaro Martinez, the forward taking the field for Argentina. Martinez has played 7,430 minutes in 84 starts and has been given a total of 23 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 9 times so far in his career while scoring 47 total goals. He is averaging 0.57 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Inter Milan is Samir Handanovic. Handanovic (242-139-142 record during his career) has accumulated 182 clean sheets, which has earned him a 34.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalie representing Inter Milan has had 2,169 shots tried at him in 524 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.13 (588 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .735. Handanovic has been on the field for a total of 47,003 minutes and has earned 1,598 saves in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Real Madrid went home with a draw by a final score of 1 - 1 against Villarreal. They finished the match by converting 553 of the 613 passes they tried for a rate of 90.2%. Real Madrid finished the match with a 72.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 16 out of the 22 dribbles they tried. Real Madrid connected on 1 shots on target out of their 7 shots tried earning them a 14.3% clip in their last outing. With a total of 14 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, Real Madrid is averaging 1.56 goals and 1.11 assists per 90 minutes.
Karim Benzema will need to provide a spark for Real Madrid. He currently averages 0.60 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 376 contests so far in his career. The forward hailing from France has accumulated 32,156 mins and he has scored 216 goals. He has earned 9 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 97 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Eden Hazard, the forward representing Real Madrid. Hazard has been handed 23 yellow card cautions in 30,851 minutes played (352 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.36. He has earned 123 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 88 different times.
Thibaut Courtois will reside in front of the net for Real Madrid. Courtois has totaled 151 clean sheets and has defended 1,108 shots tried against him in 31,134 mins in his career. He sports a save percentage of .722 and his shutout rate is 43.4%. He has conceded 0.93 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 207-73-65. So far in his pro soccer career, Courtois has allowed 322 goals and has racked up 799 stops in 348 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Real Madrid (+127)
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