Champions League: Inter Milan vs. Bayern Munich Odds & Preview
Blockbuster Champions League Clash on Matchday 1
Bayern Kick off UCL Campaign at Inter
At +650 odds to win the 2022-23 Champions League, Bayern Munich is the fourth-most likely champions. They won the competition in 2020 and will kick off Group C play vs. another team that has won in the 21st century, Inter Milan. In fact, Inter defeated Bayern Munich in the 2010 Champions League final. With a bit of history between these two storied clubs, Wednesday’s match should entertain. Let’s preview the match and cover all of the relevant Inter Milan vs. Bayern Munich odds.
UEFA Champions League – Inter Milan vs. Bayern Munich Game Info:
- Location: Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy
- Date & Time:
- TV: Paramount+, VIX+
Inter Milan and Bayern Munich have met five times since 2006, all in the UEFA Champions League. Their last matches were in the UCL round of 16 in 2011 as they split the legs. Inter, who won 3-2 in Munich, advanced on away goals. Inter Milan, under Jose Mourinho, also defeated Bayern Munich 2-0 in the 2010 Champions League final. Each team has two wins and there’s also been a draw in the last five meetings.
Inter Fall in Milan Derby
- Last Match: 2-3 L at AC Milan
- Injuries and Suspensions: F Romelu Lukaku (Out)
Inter Milan fell 3-2 to AC Milan in the Derby Della Madonnina on Saturday. The Nerazzurri took the lead but ultimately couldn’t contain AC Milan’s Rafael Leao. Leao finished with two goals and an assist and carved up the Inter defense. A similar challenge awaits on Wednesday as Inter faces Sadio Mane and Bayern Munich.
The loss was Inter’s second in their first five Serie A matches. They’ve conceded three goals to both AC Milan and Lazio and face an explosive Bayern Munich offense this week. So far, no team in Serie A has managed to shut Inter out, however, they’re expected to score fewer than two goals in this match. The Inter Milan vs. Bayern Munich odds price Inter under 1½ at -170.
With striker Romelu Lukaku sidelined with a hamstring injury, Inter will be missing their main man. Although, Joaquin Correa, Lautaro Martinez, and Edin Dzeko are more than capable of scoring goals. Inter shouldn’t be counted out, as this is still a team that took Liverpool to the brink in the round of 16 last year.
Manager Simone Inzaghi certainly isn’t pleased with Inter conceding eight goals in their first five matches. They conceded fewer than a goal per game last season in Serie A but are currently allowing 1.6 goals per game. The center-back trio of Milan Skriniar, Alessandro Bastoni, and Stefan de Vrij is unchanged from last season. They’re expected to get it together sooner rather than later.
Bayern Striving for Repeat of 2021-22 Group Stage
- Last Match: 1-1 D at Union Berlin
- Injuries and Suspensions: F Mathys Tel (Day-to-Day), D Bouna Sarr (Day-to-Day), F Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Day-to-Day)
Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern Munich was comically good in the Champions League group stage last season. They won all six matches by a combined scoreline of 22-3. It was certainly a shock to see them go out in the quarterfinals vs. Villarreal in April. They’ll regroup as they try to win their second Champions League winners’ medal in four seasons.
Robert Lewandowski left for Barcelona but Bayern still presents unique attacking threats. Sadio Mane has enjoyed his start to life in Munich. The former Liverpool winger already has three goals this season, along with Jamal Musiala. With Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, and Thomas Muller also in the mix, Bayern is difficult to contain.
A quick look at the Bayern Munich standings shows they’ve topped their UCL group in each of the last four seasons. Getting to the knockout stage is more of an expectation than a goal for Bayern at this point. Scoring multiple goals per match is another expectation, but they didn’t manage it last weekend. The Bavarians drew 1-1 at Union Berlin despite getting off 21 shots and keeping 75 percent possession.
Bayern is expected to bounce back and put two or more goals on the board here. Bayern over 1½ currently sits at -150 odds. While there are some names on the injury list, none are regular first-team players. Nagelsmann will be able to select his strongest XI for this match.
Odds & Preview
Both Bayern Munich and Inter Milan finished in the top two in their groups in the 2021-22 Champions League standings. They’ll be looking to make the knockout stage once again but the presence of Barcelona makes this the group of death. This match has added importance as a result and Bayern is a -110 road favorite. Incredibly, Bayern has lost just one away match in the last four Champions League seasons.
With Inter looking vulnerable on defense, Bayern will be trying to take full advantage. Inter’s back five will be incredibly busy on Wednesday and they may often be pinned in their own half. As a result, this match is expected to produce goals. The Inter Milan vs. Bayern Munich odds price over three goals at -130.
This is expected to be one of the most competitive matches of the week, with just a ½-goal spread. +250 underdogs Inter have the same -110 odds to cover as Bayern does. A draw, which hasn’t occurred in any of the last five meetings between these two, sits at +315 odds. Bayern needs to show more patience in front of goal, while absorbing pressure is key for Inter.