Internazionale vs Barcelona: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
With Spurs slipping up against PSV, Inter now have some breathing room when it comes to qualifying. However, there’s still the dream of topping the group above Barcelona.
There is always a sign of relief, even if it’s a subtle one, when you walk away from the Nou Camp without experiencing a heavy defeat.
Inter’s 2-0 loss against Barcelona on matchday three was expected but Spurs slipping up and drawing with PSV has given Inter an incredible amount of breathing room as they look to progress to the next round.
Whilst Inter are the home team, you can expect Barcelona to still dominate the possession and the game from the get go. We’ve seen Inter progress a lot this season and Spalletti’s team are becoming as comfortable in both controlling games and being defensive whilst counter attacking as he’d like them to be.
If Inter fall behind early, don’t be surprised to see the Italian make an early change in order for Inter to take control of the game, but it’s likely he’ll go defensive and counter from the start.
It’s a tough one to call but the San Siro on Champions League nights has a special energy to it, 2-1 Inter.
- Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals
A great bet for a match that is actually rather tough to call. It’s tough to see both teams not scoring with the attacking talent they have at their disposal and it’s even tougher to see someone not walking away with a win considering how open the game will be.
- Inter +1 Asian Handicap
A rather safe bet but it’s hard to see Barcelona thrashing Spalletti’s side by more than two goals at the San Siro whilst a draw between them will see your money back.
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Head to Head
The two opponents have faced each other six times previously. The results have favoured Barcelona in the past, with three wins, two draws and one Inter win.
Of course these two teams met on matchday three, where Barcelona won 2-0 thanks to goals from Rafinha and Jordi Alba.
The most famous meeting between these two historic clubs is of course the 2010 Champions League semi-final which saw Guardiola fall to Jose Mourinho as Inter won 3-2 on aggregate.
- Lionel Messi is the joint top scorer in the Champions League this season with five goals in two games.
- For home games, Inter rank a pretty surprising 16th for shots taken with 15, trailing behind the likes of Roma and Juventus.
- Barcelona have had the most possession per Champions League game this season, with 64.1%.
- Jordi Alba has the most assists in the competition with three thus far.