It’s round two of the heavyweight clash in the Champions League as we bring you the most accurate and profitable Barcelona v Inter preview and prediction. The Italians won the previous match at the Guizeppe Meazza last Tuesday, where we correctly predicted this surprising (to most) outcome at the staggering odds of 4.50. They now have six points while Barca only have three. Should the Nerazzuri avoid defeat here, they will pretty much seal their qualification to the next round in the Champions League as they would only have to beat Victoria Pilzen at home. Such are the mathematics in the group stages. Bayern Munich are pretty much untouchable in that group with 9 points from three matches. The Bavarians play Victoria next, so they will most likely have 12 by the time these games are over on Wednesday night.
A Lot Is At Stake For Barcelona
Focusing on our Barcelona v Inter prediction, the bookies are expecting a win for the Catalans as the odds on that are about 1.40 right now. That’s understandable given the fact that Barcelona have the better players on paper, they’ve been in good form to start this season, and only a win here would preserve their chances of making it through to the elimination stages of the Champions League. Given their unstable financial situation and how desperate Barcelona are to make as much profit as possible, making it out of that group is an absolute must for them as it would pour in over 20 million Euros in Champions League prize money, TV rights, and ticket sales. As you are probably aware of, the third-placed team continues its European adventure in the Europa League, which is a much less lucrative competition.
The fact that this is a must-win game for Barca could, however, work against them. It will definitely put an enormous amount of pressure, especially on their young players. All of the expectations are on them to win this game, and they should in fact look to win with a goal difference of over two goals, in order to gain an edge in the direct matches, which would be vital if both teams finish the group on level points. However, Barcelona did not exactly put on a show in their last game as they barely beat Celta by just a 1:0 scoreline at the Camp Nou. They didn’t produce anything in the second half where they were actually outplayed by the visitors. On top of that, they will be up against an Inter side that has been playing much better as of lately.
Barca With Plenty of Attacking Options
Looking closely at this Champions League betting tip and this Barcelona v Inter prediction, we expect the Spaniards to take the initiative early on. They will probably have 60% possession of the ball, and with all their quality players in attack, it’s hard to see them not scoring. Lewandowski did not have any opportunities in the first game, and then he did not score against Celta, so it’s a good idea to back him to Score At Any Time at the odds of 2.20. Raphina will continue to roam on the right flank, while Fati could be on the left. Dembele could actually start in place of one of those two. Ferran Torres is another top quality player that should take part in this game. Regardless of how starts, Barca have plenty of options going forward and should be able to create a lot of chances against a shaky Inter defense.
Inter Are An Offensive Minded Team Under Inzaghi
Simone Inzaghi saved his job with the win against Barcelona last week. The team followed that up by beating Sassuolo 1:2 as we accurately predicted as well. So Inter are now back to winning ways and Inzaghi’s position looks cemented all over again. Fact of the matter is that Inter have been playing well under him over his nearly two years in charge. Unlike years past, Inter are scoring freely. Their games are usually a good-watch. The team creates plenty of chances with his favored 3-5-2 formation. Perhaps the main concern for Inter fans is their somewhat leaky defense. They do concede goals in most of their games. Onana is expected to keep his starting place at goal. The game comes too early for Lukaku though, as the Belgian is still recovering from his injury much longer than initially expected.
Barcelona v Inter Prediction
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