Prediction and odds for the game: Barcelona (2/5) vs Inter (25/4)
We are backing the home win
When: Wednesday, 12 October 2022, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Nou Camp
On Wednesday night, Barcelona and Inter clash at the Nou Camp in what could be a vital Group C clash of the Champions League.
The Blaugrana continued their recent strong form in La Liga by recording a 1-0 home win against Celta Vigo. The victory means that the Catalan giants have won three of their previous four games in all competitions, keeping clean sheets in all three wins.
Barcelona desperately needs a victory in this clash, as the Blaugrana have taken just three points from their opening three matches in Group C. A win in this clash would put the home side right back in contention for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
A 1-0 defeat against Inter in their last European outing continued Barcelona’s poor recent record in the Champions League. The Catalan giants have now won just once in their last five matches in the competition, having suffered three defeats in their previous four games.
Incredibly for a team with such talented forward players, Barcelona has also failed to score in four of their previous five matches in the Champions League.
Barcelona has a better home record in the competition, as they are unbeaten in three Champions League games at the Nou Camp, recording two wins and a draw. However, they have also won just two of their previous six home games in European football’s elite competition.
Simone Inzaghi’s team recorded a 2-1 win at Sassuolo at the weekend to build on the victory achieved over Wednesday’s opponent’s last time out.
The 1-0 win in the reverse fixture could prove vital for Inter, as the win inched the Nerazzurri ahead of Barcelona in the race for qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League. The Italian giants have now taken six points from their three group games.
The visitors have an encouraging recent record in European football’s elite competition, as the Italian giants have won six of their previous nine matches.
Inter has also won three of their last four away matches in the Champions League. A trip to the Nou Camp will test those strong records in Europe.
This is a difficult one to call, as Inter showed that they are no pushovers in the reverse fixture. However, they did sometimes push their luck, and we are backing Barcelona to come out on top in this massive clash. We are also taking a punt on under 2.5 goals, as the home side’s recent games have been relatively low-scoring.
Our Tips: We are backing the home win at odds of 2/5 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 11/8. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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Can Barcelona get their Champions League campaign back on track, or will Inter boost their chances of landing a place in the competition’s last 16?