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Trabzonspor should become Inter’s first victim of the season

| 14.09.2011

Ok, so they’ve only featured in two competitive games this season but Inter remain in the hunt for their first win.

A stunning match at the weekend saw Inter lose 4-3 to a Palermo side that had lost their star player in Javier Pastore, but Wednesday night’s opponents Trabzonspor are also in the same position.

Thanks to Fenerbache, Trabzonspor have been given a second chance in the Champions League after being knocked out by Benfica in the qualifying rounds but they are yet to win in four games this season and look easily the weakest team in this group.

Match Odds

Inter are 2/5 to beat Trabzonspor and look one of the bankers of the weekend but they will have to do it without new signing Diego Forlan who is cup-tied.

Wesley Sneijder started on the bench for Inter in the 4-3 defeat to Palermo but he’s certain to be handed a start on Wednesday night in behind Diego Milito who netted twice on Sunday.

Trabzonspor are 7/1 to defeat Inter on Wednesday night but that have managed just two goals in their four games this season and it’s hard to imagine the Turkish side coming away with anything.

If you include Trabzonspor’s two friendly matches, of the six games the Turkish side have played this season four have ended in a 1-1 draw and Inter fans may want to consider the 6/1 for a 1-1 draw as an insurance bet.

Total Goals

Sneijder may be back in the line-up but Milito is the man to follow for the goals and the 4/1 to get the first goal should be snatched up.

Lille vs CSKA Moscow

The other fixture in Group B throws up an intriguing tie as Russian league leaders CSKA take on reigning French champions Lille.

CSKA have hit a rough patch since losing a home league game to Zenit St Petersburg at the start of August and Lille, who have won their last three on the spin – including a 3-2 victory over Marseille – look a solid bet at 10/11.

Goals can be expected and back over 2.5 at 6/5.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.