Looking for Inter vs Barcelona prediction and betting tips? This is the right place! We’re now gonna discuss the Tuesday’s duel taking place at one of the world’s largest venues, San Siro. Supported by their fans, Inter will try to beat one of the biggest favorites for winning the Champions League trophy. Can they do it? Let’s see!
Two weeks ago, Inter lost to Barcelona in Spain, which is their only defeat in almost two months. The fact itself shows how well Nerazzurri have been playing this season. The good form has brought them to the second place on the table of the Italian Serie A. They’re also on the second spot in the Champions League Group B, trailing behind Barcelona by 3 points.
What this means is that if they beat Barca on Tuesday evening, they will have a very good chance to overtake the top position. And even if they play draw, they won’t have to worry much about securing a place in the knockouts, as Tottenham and PSV are still at 1 point each.
But can they avoid losing to the might Barca? Well, even though there’s no doubt that Barelona has better players in the squad, Inter players are far from bad. In fact, they have amazing players in all areas of the pitch. That wasn’t enough to bring them a good result at the Camp Nou, but maybe things will be different at San Siro?
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza as its official name is, is an 80k-seater and one of the most iconic football stadiums on the planet. And this season it’s been packed when Inter are playing, with 80% of tickets sold on average. This is why you shouldn’t be surprised by Inter’s fantastic home stats. This team has won each of their previous home matches in all competitions.
The good news for Barca fans is that Lionel Messi might be back after an injury. But, even if he doesn’t recover in time, they still have a good chance to get a good result. According to the bookies, Barcelona is the second-biggest favorite for winning the Champions League this season, just behind Man City. And many pundits believe that it’s the Spanish team that should be the number 1 contender. The reasons for that are numerous, starting with the fact that they have a fantastic team this season, which is strong in all areas.
As Barca has always been playing possession football, they didn’t put too much focus on defenders. And that had cost them on several occasions in the past. But, this season, their defense seems brilliant. Ter Stegen, for example, might be one of the top goalkeepers in the world right now. They also have a good pair of center-backs, the long-serving Pique and the World Cup winner Umtiti, as well as his backup Lenglet. All of this shows why it’s not a surprise that they have allowed only 2 goals in the Champions League this season.
Of course, Barca got us used to playing fantastic in the final third and that’s once again the case. This is a team that’s scored 10 goals already in the Champions League, something that only PSG managed to do as well.
- Thomas Vermaelen (injury)
- Sergi Samper (injury)
- Samuel Umtiti (doubtful)
- Lionel Messi (doubtful)
Handanovic – Skriniar, De Vrij, D’Ambrosio, Asamoah – Nainggolan, Brozovic, Perisic, Candreva, Vecino – Icardi
Ter Stegen – Pique, Umtiti, Semedo, Alba – Busquets, Rakitic, Arthur – Dembele, Coutinho, Suarez
Inter vs Barcelona Prediction
Even without Messi in the team, Barcelona managed to thrash Real Madrid 5:1. And Real is a tougher opponent than Inter, even when Nerazzurri are playing in front of their own crowd. Actually, the only thing San Siro can help them with is not getting humiliated by Barcelona.
Inter vs Barcelona Betting Tips
- Barcelona @2.10 (William Hill)
- BTS @1.66 (bet365)