Tottenham – Inter SOCCER PICKS
Tottenham Hotspur and Internazionale meet at Wembley Stadium, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). The history of recent direct confrontations between these two teams indicates total balance, since there was 1 victory for each team in the last 2 games. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Tottenham Hotspur presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against PSV, by (2-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against PSV, by (2-1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 21 conceded. In the last match that they played, for the Premier League, they beat Chelsea at home (3-1). Tottenham Hotspur has won 7 and lost 3 of the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have come back in 2. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they scored 15 of their 42 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘ ).
If the Tottenham still want to go to the final phase of the Champions League knows the great need to conquer the three points in this round, it is not in the qualifying zone and that is very bad. His current adversary is a direct competitor and that practically forces him to win, thus, he must show a high quality football without mistakes to make it happen. In addition, attitude, determination and objectivity are fundamental to achieve a marker that is favorable.
The away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Barcelona, by (2-0). In the last match, they tied at home against Barcelona by (1-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last match they played, for Serie A, they beat Frosinone at home (3-0). In their last away game, for Serie A, they lost by (4-1) against Atalanta. In the last 10 away matches Internazionale has won 6 and lost 4 matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 2.
No doubt the Internazionale can not claim their status in the Champions League, because it is in the qualifying zone and depends only on itself to get to the final stage. In the current round the difficulty tends to be great, even more for playing away from your domains, but you know the quality of your staff and can achieve something good, even in these circumstances. No doubt we can say that the Italians will go to the field to seek a victory and have conditions to achieve it, but if a draw occurs it is something that can not claim.