Inter will take on Barcelona. The match will take place at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, San Siro (Milan) on Tuesday, October 4.
inter has been able to overcome the difficulties of the previous season. Simone Indazghi was appointed as the mentor. This was against the background of financial difficulties and the forced sale leaders. However, they still managed to produce decent results. They didn’t win the Scudetto as they had hoped, but they did their best to fight for it. They also won the Super Cup as well as the Cup. It also reached the playoffs in Champions League. The picture isn’t so bright now, as there have been enough losses and misfires in Calcio. After the draw in the Champions League, it was clear that there was a tough battle ahead. Everything has gone according to plan so far. They lost to Bayern, beating Victoria, the favourite. The current match with a Catalonian competitor will determine which pair is worthy of joining the Germans in the playoffs. In such situations, a draw in Milan might not be enough.
Last year, Barcelona was kicked out of the Champions League. The list of opponents was much simpler. It included the same Bayern but with Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv and the same Bayern. The dispute for second place in the quartet was won by the Portuguese. It is now clear that they didn’t learn how to play “more than just a club” with Germans, despite Lewandowski’s transfer. They looked good in Munich, but it doesn’t matter if they lose again. Viktoria was a good match, but there were no major problems. The final alignment of the “Catalans”, as opposed to Milan’s opponent, is therefore identical. The group’s status clubs are apparently playing a 1/16 finals between themselves. The current visitors could be strategic satisfied with a draw under such circumstances.
There were 10 head-tohead matches between the clubs. Barcelona is clearly the winner. In the 2019 group stage, they won 6 matches with one loss, and also won both of their last cycles. The quartet also featured the German grand, Borussia (Dortmund) and the Czech outsiders represented in Slavia. It was a similar scenario. Bookmakers do not believe in Inter. Barcelona looked solid at the beginning of the season, so we bet on Inter winning.
Prediction: Barcelona wins.