Barcelona vs Inter Milan Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 24th October 2018
Barcelona vs Inter Milan – UEFA Champions League : Barcelona comes into this 3rd round of the Champions League’s group stage in the lead of group B
With 6 points conquered, thanks to a completely winning record they’ve gotten so far on the matches against PSV Eindhoven at home (4-0) and against Tottenham in London (4-2).
In terms of La Liga, the past weekend brought some good news for the Catalans, that have beaten Sevilla by 4-2 and, putting an end to a streak of 4 winless matches in La Liga, they took their time to recover their status of isolated leaders of the league, on a round where
Real lost again and lost some ground to the top spots, with Atlético also slipping up.
To the big absence of Leo Messi for this 3rd match, we have the addition of Thomas Vermaelen and Samuel Umtiti.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, Artur, Rakitic; Dembélé, Suárez, Coutinho.
On a year of return to the elite of European football, Inter Milan is making a great campaign and, just like Barcelona, they have 6 points conquered and are still unbeaten on this group stage.
After beating Tottenham by 2-1 on the debut match, in San Siro, the side led by Spalletti went to the Netherlands to defeat PSV by 2-1 and put themselves in a great position to advance on this group B.
Their moment of form is fantastic, with Inter not winning as consistently and presenting such solid numbers for several years.
The Milanese side is coming off a moralizing victory with a goal from Icardi in injury time on the derby against AC Milan (1-0), in what was the 7th consecutive victory in all competitions.
João Mário, Roberto Gagliardini, Dalbert and Radja Nainggolan are confirmed absences, while the Croatians Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic are still doubtful for this away match.
Inter Milan: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Miranda; Vrsaljko, Vecino, Brozovic, Asamoah; Borja Valero, Politano; Icardi.
Barcelona vs Inter Milan – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This is a duel between the leaders of group B, the teams who are clear favourites to advance after winning on the first two rounds of this group stage and have left PSV and Tottenham without any points at the 3rd round.
In Camp Nou, Barcelona is naturally favourite. However, I don’t expect an easy match for Valverde’s pupils.
Inter is extremely motivated, they are a team that is improving their defensive cohesiveness from game to game, and with 6 points conquered and playing away from home against Barcelona,
Spalletti will obviously utilize his starters focusing on what might be a precious point and they won’t mind offering the initiative to the Catalans and defending with a lot of players. Without Messi, Barcelona loses a lot of its magic and flare.
It won’t be easy to break down Inter’s defensive system in this match and I believe that this match will be decided with very few goalscoring opportunities throughout the 90 minutes,
which might lead Barça into having to approach this encounter with more patience and Inter closing themselves down because the draw is far from being a negative result.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Under 3 goals|