Inter Milan vs Barcelona
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Mezza (Milano).
Barcelona dispatched Inter easier than expected two weeks ago at Camp Nou to close in qualification for the last 16 round of the competition. Blaugrana won three from three in the Champions League and they are now as many as eight points off PSV and Tottenham at the rock-bottom of the group ladder.
Inter disappointed heavily at Camp Nou, failing to threaten Marc-Andre ter Stegen on the evening. Even though Barcelona’s back line (without injured Samuel Umtiti) revealed way too many holes so far in the season, Inter’s talisman Mauro Icardi did not have a single-goal scoring chance in the Catalan capital. It was only the substitute Matteo Politano who found himself in promising situations, but he usually fired wide.
The likes of Rafinha and Jordi Alba did the job for Barcelona at the other end bagging goals in what ended as a comfortable victory for Messi-less Blaugrana.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona: Head-to-head
The two teams are looking towards their eighth head to head encounter on Tuesday.
Barca won four, drew two and lost just one so far.
However, Blaugrana fans can still certainly remember the painful evening when eight years ago when a narrow 1-0 victory at Camp Nou was not enough to send them through to the final.
Inter won the first leg 3-1 at Giuseppe Meazza back then and went on to lift the Champions League silverware beating Bayern Munich in the final.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona: Prediction
Nerazzurri bounced back from a defeat to Barcelona with an astonishing display away at Lazio. Mauro Icardi and Marcelo Brozovic inspired a convincing 0-3 victory over Biancocelesti away at Stadio Olimpico. Inter now sit third in the Serie A standings with 22 points from 10 matches and they will come into this reverse fixture with Barcelona high on confidence.
Nevertheless, Ernesto Valverde’s side will also enter the game in the highest of spirits following a demolishing 5-1 victory over bitter rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico nine days ago. Luis Suarez stepped up in Lionel Messi’s absence and we expect him to be at his best here against Inter as well.
We expect a close game given Inter will head into this off the back of four straight home wins in all competitions. The value is definitely with the draw at 3.60, while braver punters can try with the 1-1 correct score at 7.00.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.60 (13/5)
Correct Score 1-1 @ 7.00 (6/1).