Inter – Tottenham, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR INTER - TOTTENHAM
Inter returns to the Champions League after a six-year break. Nerrazzuri started their horrific Serie A campaign and even lost vs. Parma in the last round at Giuseppe Meazza by 0-1. Still, for Inter, the bad starts of new seasons aren’t something new and it was obvious that they were thinking way too much about this game against Tottenham in the last few days. Blues will be extremely motivated and really believe that this group can be passed. Both Icardi and Politano were allowed to rest, as the argentinian played 45 minutes. Here it is very important to note that the shape of the teams in the Champions League and their championships could be quite different.
Tottenham lost for the second time in a row in England this weekend by 1-2 at Wembley from Liverpool. We can rarely see Tottenham getting 2 consecutive losses. Spurs are not in the top form obvious, and the fact that they did not make any transfers, somehow affects them mentally for sure. Still, Tottenham is a team that is so well used to playing in the style that Pocetino requires that the teams who play against them must be at the top level to beat them. So did Liverpool at the weekend. Spurs have the task of reaching more than round of 16 this time in the Champions League, but we can expect a strong performance after winning a group last year with the other Spanish Grand Real M, who later won the trophy, as well as Dortmund.
These two teams have a history of each other. In the 2010/2011 group stage, they exchanged home wins, both of which had a total of 11 goals. Later in 2013 Spurs won 3-0 and eventually Inter won 3-0 and 4-1 in extra time, but they were eliminated, because of away goal. Surely the two teams have learned lessons about defense mistakes and weaknesses of their opponents. At Inter, the problems in the defense are very serious and Tottenham will almost certainly score with those players they have. On the other hand, Inter are extremely motivated and are the hosts here.So they also have names like Perisic and Icardi. Tottenham also made same mistakes in defense against United, Watford and Liverpool. In the last game, even at times, their defense was literally crushed and with greater efficiency, Liverpool could defeat them by 0-4 or 0-5. We expect a nice game with goals, as the tradition requires between these two teams and our prediction is BTTS at 1.85.
INTER TEAM NEWS
Vrsaljko, Dalbert, Gagliardini, Martinez and Mario are out
SPURS TEAM NEWS
Loris, Alderweireld, Trippier, Alli, Sissoko and Janssen are injured