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Atletico Madrid v Inter Milan: Predictions, Tips and Odds

Inter’s quest to be crowned European champions for a fourth time continues with a trip to Atletico Madrid for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday night.

The Italians hold a 1-0 advantage from last month’s first leg at the San Siro.


Atletico Madrid v Inter betting tips and predictions

Inter to win – 29/20

Inter were much the better side in last month’s 1-0 victory at home to Atletico and they can finish the job by defeating Diego Simeone’s side in the Spanish capital.

No Italian team has won the Champions League since Inter triumphed 2-0 over Bayern Munich in the 2010 final.

However, Inter were runners-up to Manchester City last year and they appear to have made further progress over the last nine months.

The Nerazzurri have been in a class of their own in Serie A with 75 points accrued from 28 matches and they remain unbeaten in the Champions League with four victories and three draws.

Inter endured a frustrating experience for large parts of the first leg against Atletico but their second half pressure paid off when substitute Marko Arnautovic popped up with the only goal of the game.

A 1-0 victory was the minimum Inter deserved for a dominant display although it leaves the tie more finely balanced than they would have wanted.

However, the cards are still stacked against Atletico, who are fourth in La Liga, 14 points adrift of leaders Real Madrid.

Simeone’s side have been inconsistent for large parts of the season and they delivered a dreadful performance on Saturday when sliding to a 2-0 loss away to third-bottom Cadiz.

They are usually a much stronger side at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium where they have accrued 40 La Liga points from a possible 42.

However, Atletico’s fortress was breached last month when they lost 1-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao in a Copa del Rey semi-final, first leg clash, and another bitter blow could be delivered by Inter, who look overpriced 29/20 shots to advance with an away win.

Lautaro Martinez to score any time – 2/1

Lautaro Martinez has been Serie A’s outstanding striker this season, notching 23 goals in 25 league appearances, and his finishing qualities could be key to wrapping up the tie in Inter’s favour.

The Argentinian made his mark on the first leg without finding the net.

He was a constant threat and took part in the match-winning moment when his 79th minute shot was parried by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak before falling kindly to Arnautovic, who slammed home the rebound.

However, Martinez is more accustomed to taking the glory for himself and should be afforded a few more opportunities by Atletico, who have little choice other than to push forward in search of a way back into the tie.

Martinez has notched just twice in seven appearances during this season’s Champions League but he will fancy his chances of substantially increasing that tally in the knockout rounds.

He has registered 31 shots in the competition, putting him third on that metric behind Erling Haaland (37) and Kylian Mbappe (33).

The chances should keep on coming for the 26-year-old, who looks an overpriced 2/1 shot to score at least once on Wednesday night.

Hakan Calhanoglu to register a shot on target – 6/5

Attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is Inter’s third highest scorer this season with 11 goals across all competitions and he could make an impact against Atleti.

The Turkish international has netted nine goals in Serie A this season and is on course to reach a double figure league tally for the first time since the 2013-14 Bundesliga campaign when he bagged 11 goals for Hamburg.

Calhanoglu has often been valued for his creative abilities but he has been granted the license to play further forward by Inter manager Simone Inzaghi and has shown his worth with some key contributions.

The 30-year-old has registered 15 shots on target in 24 Serie A matches this season and looks a value 6/5 shot to deliver at least one effort on goal against Atletico.

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Atletico Madrid - 19/10
Draw - 23/10
Inter - 29/20

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