Champions League Preview: Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Sep 20)
- Inter Milan reached the Champions League final last term
- Real Sociedad will have home advantage for the opening match in Group D
Inter Milan defied all expectations to reach the Champions League final last term. They will be among the outsiders once again this term, but they will be heavily favored to top Group D. The Italian giants kick off their campaign in Spain against Real Sociedad on Wednesday.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 3:00 p.m ET
- Where: Anoeta, Sociedad, Spain
- How To Watch: CBS
Inter Milan enjoyed an excellent campaign in the Champions League last term, as they made it through to the final of the competition. However, their campaign ultimately ended in disappointment as they were beaten in Turkey by Man City. But, they could once again be among the most lively outsiders in the betting for glory this season.
The Italian giants should come into this opener full of confidence, as they picked up a huge 5-1 win over AC Milan on Saturday. However, it could be challenging to overlook Inter’s poor record on the road against Spanish opposition, as they have won just once in their last 13 visits. Their only win was a 5-1 success over Valencia in 2004.
It promises to be a fascinating battle for the qualifying spots in this group, and Sociedad should hold an excellent chance if they are at their best. But, Sociedad have often underperformed in the competition, as they are without a win in their last 12 matches in the Champions League. Over that period, they have lost on eight occasions.
Scoring goals has been an issue for the Spanish side, as they have netted just once across their last eight matches. Meanwhile, they have failed to score in five of their seven home matches in the competition. The only previous meeting between these sides in Spain saw Sociedad land a 2-0 home win in 1979-80.
Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan Prediction
This could be a tricky game to call on Wednesday, as Inter have a poor record against Spanish opposition, and Sociedad have failed to pick up a victory in the Champions League in their last 12. Therefore, an interesting betting angle could be the draw.