Inter Riding High After Derby Win
Inter Milan have picked up where they left off last season with four wins from their first four Serie A matches. The 2023 Champions League finalists destroyed rivals AC Milan 5-1 in Saturday’s Derby della Madonnina. Now, they’ll head to Spain for the Champions League opener vs. Real Sociedad on Wednesday.
Points will come at a premium in a wide open Group D that also includes Benfica and RB Salzburg. Let’s check out the latest Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan odds for what should be an entertaining Champions League match.
This is the first-ever meeting between Real Sociedad and Inter Milan on their UCL schedules. In fact, these teams have only ever played against each other twice in UEFA competitions. They met in the first round of the 1979-80 UEFA Cup. Inter won the first leg 3-0, while Sociedad picked up a 2-0 win in the second but lost on aggregate.
Real Sociedad Competitive vs Real Madrid
Real Sociedad went ahead on their trip to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday as Ander Barrenetxea scored his third goal in the last four matches. Takefusa Kubo appeared to have doubled Sociedad’s lead but the goal was called back for offside. Mikel Oyarzabal was in an offside position as the ball nicked his back on the way into the goal. After a tough break for Sociedad, Real Madrid grew in confidence.
Fede Valverde scored in the 46th minute and Joselu gave Real Madrid the lead in the 60th. Although the match finished 2-1 in favor of Real Madrid, Real Sociedad gave Los Blancos a run for their money. The matches don’t get any easier for Sociedad, as they host Inter Milan on Wednesday.
Sociedad’s loss to Real Madrid was their first of the season and Kubo and Barrenetxea have been standouts so far. Kubo has scored three goals and provided three assists and Barrenetxea has three. Real Sociedad’s midfield, with the likes of Mikel Merino, Martin Zubimendi and Brais Mendez, is also strong.
This is Sociedad’s first UCL appearance since 2013-14 and they’ve never made it past the round of 16. So, the Champions League odds currently price the Txuri-Urdin at +10000 odds to win the competition. The Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan odds also list the hosts as underdogs for Wednesday’s match.
Inter Off to Incredible Start
Inter Milan mean business this season. They’ve won each of their first four matches in Serie A and have outscored their opponents 13-1. The Nerazzurri have also been a sure bet in recent derby matches vs. rivals AC Milan. They picked up a resounding 5-1 win over the Rossoneri on Saturday and have now won five straight Derby della Madonninas. Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored twice and dished out an assist in the match.
Meanwhile, Marcus Thuram endeared himself to the Inter faithful with a brilliant first-half goal. With Romelu Lukaku and Edin Dzeko gone, Thuram could also be a key player in the UCL for Inter. The Nerazzurri were Champions League finalists last season and impressively managed to finish ahead of Barcelona in their group last season. Dzeko, now with Fenerbahce, led Inter in the Champions League stats, with four goals last season.
Lautaro Martinez has been the main man for Inter so far this season. The Argentina international has scored five goals and he leads Serie A. Left back Federico Dimarco also leads the league, with three assists. New goalkeeper Yann Sommer has also kept three shutouts in four matches as Inter have looked as good as any team around thus far.
Match Analysis & Odds
Inter Milan have kept five shutouts in their last seven Champions League matches. Coming into this one, the Real Sociedad vs Inter Milan odds price the Nerazzurri as +135 road favorites. Real Sociedad haven’t played a UCL match for 10 years and this is a big occasion for the Basque side. Expect the atmosphere to be excellent in San Sebastian on Wednesday.
Even though they’re playing at home, Sociedad are +205 underdogs. They have conceded five goals in their last two matches and they’ve only won one of their five matches this season. Real Sociedad pk, +0.5 displays -120 odds as they are on a 13-game unbeaten streak at home dating back to last season.
Inter Milan pk, -0.5 shows even odds as the Nerazzurri attempt to keep their perfect 2023-24 record intact. A draw wouldn’t at all be the end of the world for either side, and one is priced at +240 odds. Under 2.5 goals come in at -125 odds but Inter have been firing on all cylinders as of late.