Prediction and odds for the game: Inter (16/5) vs Barcelona (5/6)
We are backing the away win
When: Tuesday 04 October 2022, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Giuseppe Meazza
On Tuesday night, Inter and Barcelona clash at the Giuseppe Meazza in Group C of the Champions League in what promises to be a fascinating encounter.
The Nerazzurri heads into this clash in poor form, as Simone Inzaghi’s team has suffered back-to-back defeats and four defeats in their last six matches in all competitions. A leaky defence has been Inter’s biggest issue, as the men from Milan have conceded at least two goals in four of their previous six outings.
When it comes to the Champions League, Inter has endured mixed fortunes in Group C so far, as they opened the campaign with a 2-0 home defeat against Bayern Munich before getting back on track by recording a 2-0 win at Viktoria Plzen.
The victory in the Czechia means that the Italian team has now won five of their previous eight games in European football’s elite competition. On the flip side, they have also now suffered defeat in three of their last five matches in the competition.
Inter’s most recent games have certainly not been wildly goal-filled, as their last five matches have all produced under 2.5 goals.
Surprisingly, the Nerazzurri has a poor recent home record in the Champions League, as they have won just two of their previous nine home matches in the competition. That run includes three defeats in their last five home games in the Champions League.
The Catalan giants head to Milan in fine form, having recorded victories in six of their previous seven matches in all competitions. Xavi’s team were not at their best in a 1-0 win at Mallorca last time out but still managed to claim a 1-0 win against the Islanders.
The win continued a stellar recent defensive run, as the Blaugrana has now kept clean sheets in three of their previous four matches in all competitions.
The visitor’s only blot on their recent copybook was a 2-0 defeat at Bayern Munich in this competition, having hammered Viktoria Plzen 5-1 in their opening game of the campaign. They are currently in second place in the group, behind leaders Bayern Munich.
One negative for Barcelona heading into this encounter is their away record, as they have won just one of their previous five games in the competition on their travels. In fact, the Blaugrana have lost three of their last four away matches in European football’s elite competition. Considering their previous two away games were at Bayern, those defeats are more understandable.
A 2-1 home defeat by Roma at the weekend kept the pressure on Inter’s under-fire head coach Simone Inzaghi. We can’t see it getting any better for the Nerazzurri in this clash either, as we are backing the away win. Barcelona have been highly potent of late, while Inter have been poor at the back, so the other bet we are backing is over 2.5 goals scored.
(All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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