Tip Mönchengladbach - Inter Milano
Group B of the UEFA Champions League has turned out to be one of the toughest this season and a lot will be decided on Match Day 5, when Borussia Monchengladbach hosts Internazionale in one of the matches. Monchengladbach heads to this game leading the group on eight points while Inter are bottom with two points. A win for Monchengladbach will assure them of a second round place and that is what they will be eying, since Inter still have a chance even though they are bottom. The Germans go to this game on three wins in their last five matches, and on the back of a comfortable 4-1 win over Schalke in Bundesliga. Their biggest strength this season has been seen in attack, with the team scoring in each of their last 12 matches and failing to score in just one of their 14 matches this season. However, they have not been as good in defence; in the last 13 matches, they have managed just three clean sheets and two of these have come in the Champions League this season. In the last five matches, Monchengladbach have scored 18 goals and conceded six but they are unbeaten in their seven home matches this season, winning three and drawing four. They have scored two or more goals in three of their last five home matches and in the Champions League, Monchengladbach have lost just one of the last eight matches. They head to this game unbeaten in the four matches they have played in Group B and scored two or more goals in the four matches. With 14 goals scored and four conceded in Group B, the Germans have been the strongest side in the pool but will hope to improve on the run of just one clean sheet in the last 10 Champions League games at home.
Internazionale, just like Monchengladbach registered a comfortable win in their domestic league as they warmed up for this game. They trounced Sassuolo 3-0 away from home and will hope that pushes them to their first win in this group. The win was their second in the last five matches but served the first clean sheet in six outings. Like Monchengladbach, Inter have been sharp in attack, and only failed by their defence. In their 13 matches this season, the Italians have failed to score in just two games, and both have been in the Champions League. They have scored two or more goals in eight of their last 13 matches and four of the last six matches have produced over 2.5 goals. In the Champions League, it has not been very rosy for Inter; they are now winless in their last five Champions League matches while they have conceded two or more in four of the five. However, they have failed to score in just one of their last 11 Champions League matches. Inter needed a last minute goal from Romelu Lukaku to draw 2-2 with Monchengladbach in their earlier meeting in the group. They took a 49th minute lead in the game but the Germans responded with two goals and led 2-1 going to the 90th minute before Lukaku grabbed his brace. Both sides will be keen to avoid their shortfalls in that game, and for Inter, key to that will be defending better, having managed just two clean sheets in 21 Champions League games. They will also hope for a better away day, having lost six, kept one clean sheet and won just two of their last 10 away matches in the Champions League matches.
Key points Mönchengladbach - Inter Milano
Borussia Monchengladbach have scored 18 goals in their last five matches.
Internazionale have scored two or more in eight of their last 13 matches.
Borussia Monchengladbach have scored in each of their last 10 UCL games at home.
Internazionale have two clean sheets in 21 Champions League matches.
Each of Borussia Monchengladbach’s last five UCL games has produced over 2.5 goals.
Conclusion Mönchengladbach - Inter Milano
Internazionale have blown hot and cold this season, but one thing that has stood out is their weakness in defence. On the other hand, they have been good in attack and this is where their biggest threat will come from. The hosts, Monchengladbach, have the same weaknesses and strength – they’ve conceded more regularly and scored consistently. This is a guarantee of goals in this clash and we will go for over 2.5 goals in the game.
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Mönchengladbach Inter Milano Prediction published on November 29, 2020