Barcelona – Inter SOCCER PICKS
Barcelona and Internazionale meet at Camp Nou, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 04-28-2010 and ended with the score: Barcelona (1-0) Internazionale.
The home team arrives at this 3rd day of Group B in the 1st position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins. In their first match in this group stage they won at home against PSV, by (4-0). In the 2nd round, they won out in front of Tottenham Hotspur by (2-4). The team comes to this match after a home win against Sevilla by (4-2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Barcelona won 7, tied 2 and lost 1. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularity, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency to have goals, since in 25 of their last 29 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 21 of the last 29 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he got the comeback in 3 of the 6 matches in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
In this third day of the group stage of the Champions League, the leader of the Barcelona group arrives without suffering defeats for several competitions four consecutive games, that is, three matches for the Spanish championship, competition in which he returned to the leadership, after nine days, and also a match for the Champions League, in which away from home he thrashed Tottenham 2-4. On this day the team must be aligned in 4-3-3, seeking in this way defensive organization, through its versatile flyers, and outings for the attack taking advantage of their collective strength. The highlight of the team in this competition is for Lionel Messi, with five goals scored. We must mention that the Argentine star will be out for three weeks, due to the fracture in the bone of the forearm in the last game played, against Sevilla.
After 2 victories, 0 draws and 0 losses, the away team comes to this 3 rd round in the 2nd position of Group B, with 6 points won. On the previous day, they won against PSV by (1-2), after in the first match of this group stage they won by (2-1) at home against Tottenham Hotspur. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Milan by (1-0). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Internazionale has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 2.
For this third round of the group stage, the second classified of the Internazionale group arrives of seven victories followed by their competitions, that is to say, five rounds by the Italian League, competition in which it is in the third position, and also two wins for the Champions League. We highlight his last game, in which he beat the rival Milan in the classic 1-0 for the Italian championship. In this great confrontation the Italian team will have to play in 4-2-3-1, looking for defensive consistency and attacking skills with skill, looking mainly to favor the most advanced players. The highlight of this team is striker M. Icardi, with two goals scored.