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Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 20 February 2024
Kick-Off:  20:00 UK 21:00 CET
Venue: San Siro
TV: TNT Sports

Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid: Top free betting tips

Inter Milan are set to take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, 20 February in what looks on paper to be the most exciting round of 16 tie. Inter Milan are absolutely flying in Serie A while Atletico Madrid have proven over the years how good they can be in Europe. Which side will come out on top in the first leg at the San Siro on Tuesday night? Check out our Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid prediction below.

Match result prediction: Inter Milan to win

Over the past month, Inter Milan have effectively wrapped up the Serie A title by building a nine-point lead over Juventus in second place. In 24 league matches played, they have only dropped points in four which has made them one of the favourites to win the Champions League, too. Atletico's form has been ropier, and they have lost two of their last three matches which isn't ideal for confidence before a big Champions League match away from home.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

It will be interesting to see whether Diego Simeone reverts to type on Tuesday night and sets his team up ultra-defensively or if he will continue with the more open and attacking tactics he has adopted for the majority of the season. Atletico scored five at the weekend and have been involved in several high-scoring matches in big matches this season. Inter Milan have been scoring for fun in Italy and have netted 14 goals in their last six matches.

Correct score prediction: Inter Milan 3-1 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have two players on five goals in the Champions League this season in Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann so it would be foolish to predict a blank for the away side on Tuesday. However, Inter Milan are a highly functioning outfit and we think they will be too strong for Atletico on home soil.

Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid team news

Inter Milan predicted lineup vs Atletico Madrid

Inter Milan manager, Simone Inzaghi, had the luxury of being able to rest some key players at the weekend due to their strong league position. His two first-choice wing-backs, Matteo Darmian and Federico should both come back into the starting lineup while experienced centre back, Francesco Acerbi is also expected to come back into the eleven. The key man for Inter Milan will be Lautaro Martinez who scored his 20th goal of the season at the weekend in what's turning out to be a stellar personal campaign.

Sommer – Darmian, Pavard, Acerbi, Bastoni, Dimarco – Barella, Calhanoglu, Mkhitaryan – Martinez, Thuram

Atletico Madrid predicted lineup vs Inter Milan

Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone, has bigger concerns with a much longer injury list than his opposite number. Paulista, Azpilicueta and Lemar are all certain to miss the match on Tuesday night while there are also doubts about Alvaro Morata. The experienced striker was forced at half time against Sevilla last week and missed Atletico's 5-0 win at the weekend. The good news for Simeone is Memphis Depay is in great form so would be more than an adequate replacement if Morata doesn't make it.

Oblak – Savic, Witsel, Hermoso – Llorente, Barrios, Koke, De Paul, Lino – Griezmann, Morata

San Siro, home of Inter Milan | Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid predictions
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Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid: What the fans think

Inter fans are in a confident mood

How far will Atletico Madrid fans travel to Milan?

The quickest way for Atletico Madrid fans to get to Milan for the match on Tuesday night is to fly directly from Madrid to Milan. The total flight time is just over two hours and there are direct flights between the two airports. You can also drive between the two cities but it will take Atletico Madrid fans 16 hours to do so and that's without a stop. Via trains, it will take a similar amount of time and there will be various stops.

Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid: Tickets

Inter Milan are still selling tickets for the match against Atletico Madrid on their website and people with an official account on the site can log on and purchase a ticket. You can also watch the match in style by selecting one of the available hospitality packages for the match. Atletico Madrid are expected to bring around 3,000 fans to Milan for the match.

FAQs: Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid

Who is the referee? István Kovács is the referee for Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid.

Who is the Inter Milan manager? Simone Inzaghi is the current Inter Milan manager.

When is the second leg? Atletico Madrid take on Inter Milan in the second leg on Wednesday, 13 March.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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