By John R. Baldwin
This season is more condensed that a can of tomato paste. So much that the shortest international break we’ve witnessed in quite a while, felt like ages. Two weeks after the last Champions League matches, it is time for our Inter vs Barcelona betting tips. And not just that, as today’s schedule has enough opportunities to bet on.
It was the 25th of August when the Champions League group stage draw was held, the group containing Bayern, Barcelona, and Inter Milan (and poor Viktoria Plzen), was the one to most peak our interest. The German Champions have already recorded a win against each of the other two group giants. How different can two 2-0 wins be? Quite a lot, as Bayern had to sweat against Barcelona, but their night when playing Inter was as pleasant as one can be. It is not time for Inter and Barcelona to face each other in a game that might and will mean a lot when it comes to securing qualification to the knock-out phase.
Inter Milan is in deep trouble. Just before the season started, there was an abundance of optimism at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium. And then the season started. And then everything fell apart.
Five wins and five losses in ten official fixtures this season, bring the team 8 points behind Napoli on the Serie A table and in a tough position in the Champions League. Today losing is not an option. Having to play Barcelona away next week means that anything but a win equals failure to qualify for the next stage.
Simone’s Inzaghi future at the club is bleak and the next two games will decide whether he stays or not.
Barcelona, on the other hand, are in the best form they’ve been for quite some time. Apart from a draw to get the season going and that defeat in Munich (where Barca played great football, it has to be said), Xavi’s men have been dominant and are now top of the league after 833 days.
Robert Lewandowski scores like there’s no tomorrow and the whole team brings out healthy vibes, as seen in the Inter vs Barcelona Betting Preview.
There are injury problems, as de Jong, Araujo, Kunde, Depay, and Bellerin are all out for the game in Milan. Even with those issues, there is literally no comparison between the two teams at this point. This is a game perfectly paired with some of the best betting sites offers.
Inter vs Barcelona Pick: Barcelona to win @1.85
The second most intriguing match of today’s schedule is certainly the one between Ajax and Napoli. The Italians are high-flying and they are visiting an Ajax team that remain without a win since September 10. The game shall not be easy, but based on the two teams’ recent form, I can’t look past Napoli. I’ll cover with the Draw No Bet.
Ajax – Napoli Pick: 2DNB @2.20
It’s too bad that Liverpool play Rangers. Bad for betting purposes, as if the opponent was stronger, I would have backed the underdog. But Rangers are way too soft. They are an ideal opponent for struggling Liverpool. The Reds will win. But anyone can score against them. Anyone.
Liverpool – Rangers Pick: Both Teams to Score @2.02
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