Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Real Sociedad will look to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Real Madrid when they kick off their Champions League campaign with a home match against Inter. The Basques continue life without experienced midfielder David Silva, who remains in sidelined with a long-term injury, alongside Andre Silva, Martin Merquelanz, and Aritz Alustondo. Mikel Oyrazabal is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
The Nerazzurri, on the other hand, are brimming with confidence following a thrilling 5-1 win over their bitter local rivals Milan and given La Real’s difficulties at the back, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the visiting team. Simone Inzaghi has a luxury to field the best possible side against Real Sociedad. The former Lazio striker is unlikely to make changes to the team that emerged triumphant in the Derby della Madonnina.
Highlighted Player (Mikel Oyarzabal):
Intelligence is not an attribute you will find in Mikel Oyarzabal’s stats with Real Sociedad but this tricky winger is a highly knowledgeable winger who will use both brain and feet while playing. For a player born in Eibar, who made his first steps in his hometown club, it was always going to be a choice between Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad for Oyarzabal.
La Real saw their chance and grabbed this gem of a player at a young age, helping him develop into a proper professional throughout their youth ranks. Mikel Oyarzabal has spent the entirety of his senior career with the Basque behemoths where he’d use his ability to fill in a number of positions up top much to his own benefit.
Oyarzabal’s positioning and movement are work of a tactical genius, whereas it is his nous to find details to exploit that best define him as a player. Having come through the youth categories of the Spanish national team, Oyarzabal also has a senior cap next to his name. It was in 2016 that he also represented the Basque region, scoring on his debut to cap a 3-1 win over Tunisia.
Highlighted Team (Inter):
Internazionale Milano, known as Internazionale, Inter or Inter named Milan, is a football club from Italy, founded on March 9, 1908 by a number of "rebels" who did not like in the regulations of the Milan Cricket and Football Club, now known as AC Milan. The main objection was that no foreign players were allowed. In 1928 the club merged with US Milanese and strongly entered a time when Ambrosiana-Inter survived.
The club, nicknamed the Nerazzurri or the blue / blacks has had many successes. This is how Inter Milan won 18 national titles, seven times the Italian Cup, the UEFA Cup 3x, and 3x times the Champions League, formerly known as the European Cup I.