Inter v Sheriff: Champions League surprise package can score at San Siro

Sheriff in charge of Champions League group

Is it possible that Sheriff can continue their remarkable Champions League form when they travel to Inter on Tuesday?

As the first team from Moldova to have ever reached the group stage of the Champions League, no one expected Sheriff to be top of Group D after two games. This is especially true given the elite company that Sheriff are keeping.

In their last Champions League outing, Sheriff pulled off the greatest result in their history, when they won 2-1 away at Real Madrid. Having beaten Shakhtar 2-0 in their opening group game, Sheriff have taken maximum points and have a three point advantage over second placed Real Madrid.

Inter are five points behind Sheriff and badly need to win this game, to ignite their Champions League campaign. They lost 1-0 at home to Real Madrid in their opening game and then drew 0-0 at Shakhtar. At the weekend Inter suffered their first Serie A defeat of the season, when they lost 3-1 at Lazio.

Inter keep conceding

Despite Sheriff's remarkable start, it's Inter that are the short favourites at 1.2. The draw is 8.0, with Sheriff out at 18.0.

We have to assume that Inter's class will tell. Aside from their defeat to Real Madrid, which was decided with an 89th minute winner, Inter have not lost any of their Serie A games at the San Siro (P3 W2 D1), which includes a 4-0 win over Genoa and a 6-1 victory against Bologna.

The key to finding some value for Inter, could be their leaky defence. Both teams to score has landed in each of their last seven Serie A games. You can combine an Inter win with both teams to score and get odds of 2.63.

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