Inter Carry Eight-Game Winning Streak Into Champions League Showdown With Atletico

    Inter vs Atlético Madrid - 20/02/2024

    Inter Carry Eight-Game Winning Streak Into Champions League Showdown With Atletico
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    We have four UEFA Champions League last-16 clashes to sink our teeth into this week, one of which takes place at the San Siro on Tuesday night.

    The first leg of Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid’s showdown is destined to be an intriguing battle, with both sides looking to put one foot in the quarter-finals.

    Forebet has collected all the key stats and trends ahead of Tuesday’s clash, so keep reading to discover what our AI algorithm predicts.

    Inter Milan secured a dominant 4-0 victory over Salernitana last time out, racking up 73% possession and 26 shots while limiting their visitors to a solitary attempt.

    Having won each of their last six Serie A matches – and 15 of their previous 18 – the Nerazzurri find themselves nine points clear of second-placed Juventus atop the table.

    Inter have also won each of their last eight games across all competitions, with a solitary defeat coming in their previous 26 encounters.

    After enjoying an unbeaten group-stage campaign – picking up three wins and three draws to finish second in Group D – Inter will back themselves to run deep in the Champions League.

    Funnily enough, Atletico Madrid also head into Tuesday’s clash on the back of a heavy victory, as they thrashed Las Palmas 5-0 on Saturday.

    That win ended a two-game losing run for Diego Simeone’s side, who suffered back-to-back 1-0 defeats to Athletic Club and Sevilla before returning to winning ways.

    As a result, Atletico Madrid sit fourth in the La Liga table – 11 points shy of leaders Real Madrid – having recorded 16 wins, three draws and six losses.

    Like Inter, Atletico remain unbeaten in the Champions League this season, having secured four wins and two draws to finish atop Group E.

    Head-to-head: The last competitive meeting between Inter and Atletico came in the 2010 UEFA Super Cup, with the Spanish side winning 2-0 on that occasion.

    Since then, however, the teams have met in the International Champions Cup friendly event in 2018, with Inter gaining their revenge thanks to a 1-0 victory.

    Team news: Inter Milan are currently without injured duo Juan Cuadrado and Francesco Acerbi, while Stefano Sensi remains absent due to illness.

    As for Atletico Madrid, their injury list contains Cesar Azpilicueta, Gabriel Paulista, Thomas Lemar, Alvaro Morata and Vitolo.

    With a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs, both sides are expected to approach the first leg with a degree of caution.

    Forebet’s predictive analytics model expects Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid to play out a low-scoring draw at the San Siro, setting up a winner-takes-all showdown in Spain.

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