Atletico Madrid vs Inter Milan Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
11 March 2024, 14:47

The first match between the two went over the plan of Simone Inzaghi. The Italian coach considered all the Atletico weaknesses and neutralised most of the team’s potential dangers. During the match there was a strong feeling that the Inter goal was just a matter of time, and indeed it could have been scored much earlier than the 79th minute. Atletico left the field with zero shots on target and with no real idea what to propose against Inter’s midfield and defensive lines. At the same time, the problems for Diego Simeone are not limited to weak performance in the first match - there is a looming threat of not participating in Champions League next season, given the uneven performances in La Liga. With these gloomy considerations, Atletico hosts Inter for the second round of the first play off round.

Atletico Madrid vs Inter Milan Preview 

Atletico Madrid Preview

Besides the weak game in the first match against Inter, Atletico has serious problems in La Liga. In the last three matches of La Liga, Atletico won only once, with a draw against Almeria (2-2) and loss to Cadiz (2-0). Within this period, Simeone’s team also lost the semifinals of Copa Del Rey to Athletic (3-0). The weak games of the capital club brings them on the verge of potential loss of fourth place to Athletic, given that the distance to the Basques is only two points. While Bilbao is on the run, Atletico is in a clear crisis, which can cost the Champions League spot for the next season. In these circumstances, competing with Inter, even with the factor of the home stadium, will prove to be an extremely difficult task for Atletico.

Inter Milan Preview 

Inter, on the other hand, is flying high and almost settled all the questions in Serie A, which allows Nerazzurri to concentrate on Champions League in an attempt to repeat the previous season’s run, when Inter got to the final. After an energy-saving win against Bologna (1-0), Inter has extended its winning streak to 13 matches and has a more than comfortable advantage over competitors in Serie A with 16 points ahead of the second-placed Milan. Simone Inzaghi’s team does not lose in 15 consecutive matches and securing a one-goal advantage in the first match against Atletico, is in winning position in the upcoming clash.

Betting Tips for Atletico Madrid vs Inter Milan

Inter Draw No Bet

In the current state, Inter looks way more cohesive in both psychological and tactical means. Inzaghi is one of the most tactically-oriented coaches in top-5 leagues, which helped to neutralise Atletico in the first round of play off. With Atletico problems and a clear lack of ideas in attacking build up, it will be hard to expect that Inter will lose in the upcoming match. Unibet gives 1.76 for this Atletico Madrid vs. Inter Milan prediction.

Total Goals Under 2.5

Despite that Inter has all the conditions for a comfortable win in this match, Atletico is still one of the best teams in terms of playing in its own field. Atletico conceded only 13 goals in 14 home matches in this La Liga season, and there is little reason to believe that the team will allow too much freedom for Inter in front of its goal. At the same time, given the attacking problems of Atletico, it is unlikely that there will be a lot of goals in the upcoming match. Atletico Madrid vs. Inter Milan odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.75.

Total Yellow Cards Over 4.5

When the game is not running smoothly, one of the most fouling teams of the last decade resorts to heating up the game in an attempt to split the game into episodes. Almost every match of Atletico, especially when Simeone’s team is in unfavourable situation, has the chance to turn into a fight ring. The first-round match saw 6 yellow cards and similar numbers can be expected in this match as well. Unibet gives 1.65 for this Atletico Madrid vs. Inter Milan tip.

Remember to gamble responsibly. Tips provided serve only as a recommendation, not as a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement.