Inter Milan vs Barcelona
UEFA Champions League – Matchday 6
Date: 10 December 2019, Tuesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 Central European Time
Venue: Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), Milan.
It is a tight finish in Champions League Group F and Inter must aim for no less than a win when they welcome FC Barcelona this Tuesday.
It was two late goals from Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez against Slavia Prague (3-1 ft) on matchday 5 that helped them stay in the qualification race.
Inter start this game level on 7 points with Borussia Dortmund, however the Serie A outfit hold on to second spot on the back of a 2-0 win over the Germans on matchday 3 before the 2-3 defeat in reverse leg.
Meantime, Barcelona have already qualified, thanks to their 3-1 home win over Dortmund on matchday 5. The LaLiga outfit have 11 points and won’t be dismantled from top spot regardless of matchday 6 results.
As far as Inter Milan is concerned, one must believe that Dortmund are going to win their home fixture against Slavia Prague, who sit at the bottom of the log with 2 points. So, anything less than a win here relegates the Italians to Europa League knockouts.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona Head-to-head stats (h2h)
All their previous 9 head-to-head clashes happened in the Champions League and Barcelona are way ahead with 5 wins and 3 draws against 1 defeat.
Inter’s lone win during the period happened at San Siro back in 2009 with a 3-1 ft score line and they are unbeaten at home with remaining 3 h2h games ending in stalemates. This also means all 5 losses of the team currently managed by Antonio Conte happened away at Barcelona.
It will be beneficial to highlight that only 3 of their overall 9 h2h meetings saw both teams scoring.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona Prediction
Coming to predictions, this is a tough one to call and therefore I will be reluctant to go with a full-time result bet. Even though Barcelona have the tendency to struggle away from home and a poor record in Italian soil, there is too much quality in their ranks to overturn this. The only problem is we cannot predict which Blaugrana side show up for Tuesday’s clash. Therefore, a 1×2 bet for this fixture is a no-go.
Inter Milan must win this tie to qualify for the group phase and they will not wait too long to throw the kitchen sink at the visitors. Doing so will open some gaps at the other end of the pitch and this is why we see both teams to score as the top bet for this Champions League fixture.
This match could open up in the second half and we are expected to see end-to-end attacking action in the final quarter. Thus, qualify over 1.5 goals in the second half as the best alternate.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona Bet Tips
Both teams to Score @ 7/10 (1.70) odd
Over 1.5 second half goals @ 8/10 (1.80) odd.