Barcelona vs Inter Milan
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Camp Nou (Barcelona).
The top two sides of the Group B standings take on each other in one of Matchday derbies on Wednesday evening at Camp Nou. Nerazzurri will travel to the Catalan capital in the highest of spirits following a huge 1-0 victory over bitter rivals Milan in the Derby della Madonnina. It was the captain Mauro Icardi whose header made the difference deep in the stoppage time to lift Luciano Spalletti’s men to the third place in the Serie A standings.
Inter are impeccable in the Champions League where they saw off both Tottenham Hotspur and PSV so far. Anything but a defeat here at Camp Nou would be regarded as a huge success for the visitors who will have the momentum on their side knowing Blaugrana are without Lionel Messi who fractured his right arm in the La Liga tie with Sevilla on Saturday.
Barcelona vs Inter Milan: Head-to-head
The two sides will renew their rivalry on Wednesday evening.
It’s been eight years since they last locked horns.
It was when Inter advanced from their semi-final tie 3-2 on aggregate. Nerazzurri went on to lift the silverware beating Bayern Munich in the final.
Barca, however, won each of three home ties against Inter over the course of history. Blaugrana have an impressive 6-0 goal difference against Inter at Camp Nou.
Barcelona vs Inter Milan: Prediction
It was a dream start for Barcelona on Saturday evening against Sevilla. Philippe Coutinho and Lionel Messi secured a two-goal cushion within the opening 12 minutes of the affair. However, it all quickly turned into a nightmare when team’s star man suffered a hand injury. It is reported to keep the Argentine superstar away from the pitch for three weeks.
Barcelona are a completely different team without Messi, but they are still considered favourites here against Inter. We’ll skip the home win bets at 1.50 and shoot for goals instead. Nine of last ten games Barcelona played saw goals at both ends, a consequence of Samuel Umtiti’s injury. Given Inter have a predator such as Mauro Icardi in their ranks, we have to shoot for the BTTS bet at 1.66 odds. The value is strong with Icardi to score anytime at 2.75.
Barcelona vs Inter Milan: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Mauro Icardi to score anytime @ 2.75 (7/4).