Inter Milan vs Barcelona prediction
Last game for Inter and Barcelona in Group F in CL. It will be held at San Siro stadium.
Barcelona won the group as they have 11 points, while Inter and Dortmund have both 7 points and Slavia-2 points. That’s the situation before the final round. Well, Inter has better H2H against Dortmund, so in case of similar outcomes in Dortmund and Inter home games, Inter will have the edge.
Inter is going very well in Serie A, but I was totally disappointed by what I saw by them against Roma at San Siro. A very dull game without many real goal chances and absolutely deserved draw as an outcome. In Champions League, Inter saved its chance to progress ahead as the team beat Slavia Prague as visitors in the last round with 1:3 after two late goals by Lukaku and Martinez. It was an all-in game for the Italian side, so the win was highly expected, but I doubt against Barcelona will be the same story.
Martinez and Lukaku are expected to lead the attack of Inter, but the main problems are connected with the midfield line. Stefano Sensi, Nicolo Barella and Roberto Gagliardini are all out of the team being injured, Candreva was injured against Roma and is also doubtful in the midfield line, while Asamoah is also coming after an injury and we will see if he is in good condition to play against Barcelona. Sanchez is also injured, so he will miss the game for sure.
Barcelona started to find a form close to their normal level. They registered five wins in a row in all competitions, Messi is in great scoring form, Suarez also started to find his goal-scoring form. They outplayed Mallorca in the last La Liga home game with 5:2 after Messi’s hattrick+ one goal by Griezmann and one by Suarez( a brilliant back heel). In the last CL game, they also beat Dortmund 3:1 at home plus Atletico in La Liga, so their current form is progressive for sure.
Valverde is expected make a few changes in this game, but it’s still not sure what will be. That’s one of the reasons Barca will be the outsiders in this game+ the required home win for Inter. Well, Semedo, Dembele and Alba are the injured players in their team, while doubtful are Fati and Arthur.
If Inter wins this home game against Barcelona, their team will progress in the 1/8 finals in CL for sure. I strongly doubt it will happen without any kind of an opposition by Barcelona. Dortmund’s home win against Slavia Prague is also far away from guaranteed as Slavia won their both points in the group as visitors to Inter and Barcelona. So, even a draw in this game can be lucky for Inter at the end. Everything is in their hands, but even against Barcelona with a few changes, I am sure this game will be a balanced one and +0.5AH( same as X2 double chance) for Barcelona at such high odds is worth a try. Barcelona is still without a loss in the group, they beat Inter 2:1 at Camp Nou, so the home win is not guaranteed at all, even needed by Conte’s side. I strongly believe Barcelona will finish the group unbeaten!
Inter Milan vs Barcelona betting tips
Barcelona (+0.5AH) (Stake: 9)Odds: 2.34 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-2 WON (+12.06 units)
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