PSV – Inter SOCCER PICKS
PSV and Internazionale meet at the Philips Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 12-12-2007, in a match that ended with the final score: PSV (0-1) Internazionale.
The team of the house disputes its according party in Group B, after having lost by (4-0) in its first match in this group stage, against Barcelona. In the last match they played, for the Eredivisie, they beat NAC Breda by (0-2). PSV have won 8, tied 1 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
The PSV arrives at this motivated challenge, after having defeated the NAC, by 0-2, in game for the Championship of the Netherlands. On the first day of the group stage of the Champions League, the locals lost to Barcelona, 4-0. In this game against Inter Milan, coach Mark van Bommel must opt for a strategy similar to that of the last match, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks: Hirving Lozano is a very fast and strong player in the offensive transition. On the other hand, Gastón Pereiro is the player with the best performance: with 5 goals and 2 assists. There are no absences of weight for this game.
The visiting team arrives at this 2nd day of Group B after a victory in its opening in this group stage, against Tottenham Hotspur, by (2-1). The team comes to this match after a home victory over Cagliari by (2-0). 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 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Inter Milan comes to this day with a triumph, 2-0, at the reception to Cagliari. Of note that the Italians beat Tottenham on the 1st day of the Champions League. Coach Luciano Spalletti must stay true to his game model, favoring the change of passes and the organized attacks: Nainggolan is the great master of the Italian team. On the other hand, Ivan Perisic is the best score of this team, with 2 goals scored. For this visit to Holland, the visiting coach can not count on Vrsaljko, due to an injury.