Inter vs Barcelona
Inter will host Barcelona in the 4th round of CL at Stadio San Siro.
Barcelona and Inter are in a group with Tottenham and PSV and it looks like Barcelona and Inter are the main favourites to proceed to the next round of CL. Barcelona are with max points after three rounds(9p.), Inter have 6 points, while Tottenham and PSV are with 1 point.
Inter need at least a point in this game which can turn into the golden point for the 1/8 finals in CL. You will ask, why? Tottenham will be looking only for the three points in their home game against PSV, so if they got 4 points after this round, while Inter take the draw, they will have 7 in their active before the visit to Tottenham in the next round. If we take the worst scenario for Inter and a loss, it will not mean 3rd place for sure in the end, because in the last round they could be with equal points as Tottenham(7), but Inter will host PSV, while Barca will face Tottenham. The most important thing right now for them is to take at least a point against Barcelona and if they lose in the next round against Tottenham, to be with a goal difference, but with both teams scoring. Their goal difference is much better than the one Tottenham have, so that will mean outstandingly big advantage for Inter. Maybe I wrote it a little bit intricate, but a point in this match can give them much more options before the visit to Tottenham in the next round. Still it's not sure Tottenham will have 3 points against PSV for granted, but the possibility is too high!
Barcelona and 18 points in the CL group looks like a miracle during the last seasons. They always make one or two mistakes, mostly away from home, so that also led me to think they will fail to beat Inter, because that's obviously their hardest test until the end of the group. Away game against PSV and home game against Tottenham sound much better, so I think Barcelona will be also happy with a point in this match, when we know Messi will not start in this game and has slight chances to enter as a substitution.
Inter will play with their best possible line-up this time. Only Joao Mario, Henrique and Gagliardini will miss this game, while Barcelona will be without Messi(doubtful), Umtiti, Vermaelen and Sergi.
Maybe I didn't make the best possible argumentation why I expect this game to finish as a draw, but I am sure most of you will understand my logic and not only mine, all the people in Inter know that a win against Barcelona will qualify them for sure in the next phase, but also a point can become into a golden point if all goes to the decisive results in the last round.
1:1 is the most expected result from me in this match. You can also try 1X if you don't want to risk exactly with a draw.
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