Barcelona – Inter, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR BARCELONA - INTER
Barcelona is coming out against Inter in a Champions League match, but the Catalans have a very important clash with Real Madrid at the end of the week, which may have an impact. Besides, they will be without Messi, and when the wizard does not play, Barca is another team. However, they defeated Sevilla 4-2 in the last round, which “brought them back to life” and now they are in first place in La Liga. Barca’s last loss as host is 2 years ago by Espanyol for the local cup, so it will be very difficult for Inter. The Catalans, however, once again showed that they have troubles in defense. Here, however, even a draw will not be a bad result for either team, of course.
Inter is in a great shape and after the terrible loss vs Parma as a host and generally after the weak beginning of the championship, where everyone thought that this would be the new old Inter, who buys good players, spends money, finally something happens and everything goes wrong at the end, Nerazzurri recorded 7 consecutive wins and played quite good. They come with great confidence after a last-minute victory in the local derby with Milan. The match was won by 1-0 and Ircard scored the big goal. It is the Argentinean the key figure here. It would have been much more interesting if Messi was on the pitch, since the issues of Icardi and Messi have long been. Namely, Lionel Messi is part of what has led Argentinian coaches not to call Maurizio for the national team in recent years. This will be an additional motivation for him.
And for Inter, a further motivation will be the victories they have made against Barca in 2010. with Mourinho and his “bus”. This year, it is still historic for Inter, because they got a treble and the Champions League was the most valuable trophy. Currently, Barcelona is favorite here only, because they are the hosts and their name is Barcelona, but 1.50 for 1 is very low, given the shape of the two teams, the lack of Messi and the upcoming match with Real Madrid. It is much more logical here to expect goals, specifically at least one of Inter. Prediction: BTTS at 1.72 and as an alternative option you can try Inter +1.5 AH where we look for Inter to not lose by more than 1 goal difference.
BARCA TEAM NEWS
Umtiti, Vermaelen and Messi are out
INTER TEAM NEWS
Gagliardini, Naingolan nad Dalbert are out