Tottenham vs Internazionale: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
It’s crunch time in the Champions League and this one is no different as a result is a must for Tottenham Hotspur.
It’s not just the Champions League knockout stages where we get these adrenaline fuelled ‘win or go home scenarios’ As we approach match day five there’s a whole host of such games happening, but Spurs against Inter promises to be one of the best.
A win against PSV Eindhoven meant Mauricio Pochettino’s men have kept their European hopes alive but anything except a win will leave them in a seriously difficult position. As for Inter, they can still top the group but at the minute it’s all about survival.
The main issue for the North London club has been keep clean sheets, they’ve conceded a whopping nine goals and still have a visit to the Nou Camp to go.
On the contrary, Luciano Spalletti’s Inter have been rather conservative and cautious in Europe this season, scoring five and conceding five, always careful not to over commit.
It’s hard to predict how this one is going to go, Pochettino likes his teams to come out of blocks in big games and overwhelm opponents early on. Inter most likely won’t be able to handle it if they’re on form, 2-1 Spurs.
- Spurs to win and both teams to score
It’s a must win game for Spurs and whilst they’ve not yet got going in Europe this season, a trip to Wembley for Inter must be intimidating. Spurs have scored over 2.5 goals in their last nine Champions League games yet their defence is suspect, as per the nine goals conceded in four games.
- Over 2.5 goals to be scored
As previously mentioned, Spurs know how to score goals in the Champions League yet are shaky defensively, whilst Inter themselves are more than adequate at getting on the scoresheet. This feels like a fantastic bet.
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Head to Head
The two sides have only met in a competitive setting five times, dating back to a Champions League group stage meeting in what can only be described as ‘The Gareth Bale game’, where the Welshman ran riot at the San Siro, scoring a hat trick in a 4-3 loss.
The Italians do have a slight advantage historically, winning three games whilst Spurs have won two. Their last meeting was the reverse fixture back in September, where Inter fought back to win 2-1 with two late goals.
- Spurs striker Harry Kane is the joint second highest scorer in the Champions League this season with four goals in as many games.
- The Italian giants haven’t been on their toes catching opponents offside much this season, averaging only 1.5 offsides per game, the fifth least in the competition.
- The North London club average the fourth most shots per game, with 18.5 Spalletti’s side average the joint fourth least dribbles, with only five per game.