UCL Preview 2021-22: Inter Milan vs Real Madrid – key stats, H2H, line-ups, prediction

Karim Benzema-Real Madrid

Inter Milan will host Real Madrid in their opening game of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Stadium: San Siro

Key Statistics

  • Real Madrid and Inter Milan were drawn in the same group in the Champions League last season, with the former winning both the away and leg ties.
  • Los Blancos have won only one of their last eight away games against Inter and that too occurred in the previous season.
  • Real have failed to win the Champions League since 2018 although they had won a hat-trick of titles prior to that season.

Head to Head (H2H)

Inter and Real have the same number of wins (5) in 11 encounters in the Champions League.

Recent form

Inter Milan: D W W W W W (Goals for 20, Goals against 3)

Real Madrid: W W D W D L (Goals for 14, Goals against 8)

Inter Milan

Inter have begun their title defence on a strong note by winning both of their opening games in Serie A.

However, they couldn’t extend the streak as they suffered a 2-2 draw against Sampdoria on Sunday.

Despite losing both Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi – two key players behind their Scudetto win last season – the Nerazzurri are still looking favourites to retain the league title.

New manager Simone Inzaghi has wasted no time in bedding in at San Siro as the Italian boss now looks ready to change the club’s fortunes in the European competition.

Lautaro Martinez is showing much responsibility in the place of Lukaku while new signings Joaquin Correa and Edin Dzeko have hit the ground running.

Possible line-ups

Samir Handanovic, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar, Federico Dimarco, Denzel Dumfries, Nicolo Barella, Marcelo Brozovic, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Perisic, Lautaro Martinez, Edin Dzeko.

Real Madrid 

Los Blancos are off to a wonderful start to the new season, winning three games and drawing once in La Liga so far.

They are coming on the back of a thumping 5-2 win against Celta Vigo in which Karim Benzema netted a hat-trick.

The revival of Vinicius Jr under Carlo Ancelotti is the most interesting thing as the Brazilian winger is brimming with confidence than he was in the previous seasons.

The injury list has piled up for the Spanish capital club however they still boast a strong squad to come out on top against Nerazzurri.

Possible line-ups

Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Nacho, Miguel Gutierrez, Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard.


Inter Milan win: Draw : Real Madrid win :: 40% : 27% : 33%


Inter 2 – 1 Real Madrid.