Making a return to winning ways after returning from the international break, Inter Milan will welcome Borussia Dortmund to the San Siro in what could be a mouth-watering encounter on Wednesday night.
Although the Italian giants might be enjoying their brightest start to a Serie A campaign in recent memory, Antonio Conte’s men are still looking for their first Champions League victory this season.
Throwing away a one-goal lead against Barcelona in Catalonia, the hosts could also only muster a surprise point against Slavia Praha in their Group F opener.
On the flip side, collecting four points out of a possible six and climbing to the top of Group F, Dortmund have their sights firmly set on securing a spot in the knockout stage come December.
However, you might be interested to know that the German giants have seen four of their last five matches across all competitions end in a deadlock and a similar stalemate can be found at 5/2 with Ladbrokes.
Inter Milan need a European response
After managing to hold off a late rally by Sassuolo over the weekend, Inter Milan made a much-needed return to winning ways and the mood in Antonio Conte’s camp should remain at a high.
Still enjoying a bright resurge since appointing the former Chelsea boss, I Nerazzurri sit only one point adrift of defending champions Juventus.
Although Wednesday’s hosts might be enjoying their most notable run in Italy’s top-tier, fans around the San Siro will be calling on some improvements on their European exploits.
Throwing away a one-goal lead at the Nou Camp and watching Barcelona snatch a 2-1 win, Inter also dropped points against Slavia Praha and now sit outside the top-two in a group labelled ‘the group of death’.
Sat behind both Barcelona and Dortmund in Group F, Conte’s men are now priced at 11/4 with Bet365 to secure a spot in the knockout stage, behind Barca and Dortmund who sit at 1/33 and 1/16 respectively.
If the Italian outfit are to secure a much-needed Champions League victory on the third attempt, then fans around Milano will be looking for leading marksman Lautaro Martínez to spearhead their charge.
The 22-year-old starlet bagged a brace against Sassuolo over the weekend and can be found at 6/4 with Coral to extend that run in midweek.
Dortmund to settle for a point?
After suffering three draws on the bounce heading into October, there is no doubt that fans around rural Germany were overjoyed to see their side pick up a 1-0 win over Bundesliga leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach over the weekend.
With their goal difference keeping them ahead of Barcelona at the top of Group F, the German giants can be found at 3/1 with Bet365 to secure top spot come December.
However, there is no doubt that Head Coach Lucien Farve will be calling on his side to find some European stability on their travels.
Dortmund have won just a trio of their last 10 Champions League matches away from Signal-Iduna-Park.
With leading marksman Paco Alcacer still sidelined, there is no doubt that Wednesday’s traveling support will be looking for Marco Reus to lead their charge on foreign soil.
Bagging the winner over the weekend, the German international can be found at 17/10 with William Hill to find the net in back-to-back matches in midweek.
Elsewhere, Dortmund will be unable to call upon #1 shot-stopper Roman Burki who limped off during the weekend’s victory.
Fellow Swiss keeper Marwin Hitz will likely line-up between the sticks at the San Siro in midweek.