Barcelona vs Internazionale Betting Tips
Messi (nine matches in the 2018/2019 Spanish League, seven goals) suffered a fracture in the hand at the start of Saturday’s October 20 classic at Camp Nou against Sevilla for the ninth round of LaLiga. The first tests indicated that the gunner will need about three weeks to recover and return to the field. That means he will lose in that period the classic against Real Madrid, which is scheduled for next Sunday, October 28.
Even without being able to count on the Argentine striker, Barça managed to overcome Sevilla by scoring 4-2 and retaking the lead of the competition, which had been precisely for the rival. He reached 18 points (five wins, three draws and one loss). It has a point of advantage in comparison with Espanyol, its rival of Catalunya, that assumed the vice-leadership.
Coach Ernesto Valverde Tejedor is likely to have two other casualties to manage at this Wednesday’s meeting. They are also in the process of recovering from injury and should be out of the duel with Internazionale defenders Samuel Umtiti (six games, no goal) and Thomas Vermaelen (two games, no goal).
The Milanese team also had a classic in their weekend schedule and much more weight than the duel faced by Barcelona. A goal scored by Icardi in the 47th minute of the second half conceded a 1-0 win over Milan at the Derby della Madonnina, extending Inter’s succession to seven.
Five of those matches were for the Italian Championship. Now with 19 points (six wins, one draw and two losses), Internazionale is in third place ‘stuck’ at Napoli, second placed with two points more. The difference for Juventus, leader, is six points.
The only medical problem of the Milan club for Wednesday’s match is Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan (seven games in the 2018/2019 Italian Championship, one goal). He suffered an injury that forced him to leave the field still in the 29th minute of the first half of the classic with Milan. It will need to undergo tests that will determine the severity of the injury and the possibility of its use of the game in Catalonia.
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The teams have already had three crosses in the Champions League. The first of them took place in the group stage of the 2002/2003 season. Barça, at home, won 3-0. In Italy, there was a goalless draw.
Then in 2009/2010, the story was very similar. In Milan, the teams were 0-0. At Camp Nou, the Spaniards won 2-0, also in the group stage. In that same edition of the tournament, they returned to face in the kills. There, Inter imposed itself. At home, he scored 3-1. Then he managed the advantage and advanced even losing by 1 to 0 in Spain.The two winning victories won in the opening rounds of the European Champions League have left the Internazionale in a comfortable position in the race for a place in the last 16 of the competition. Thus, any point won against Barcelona can be a differential. This will allow the team to act calmly. Even with this scenario and the embezzlement of Messi, the Catalan team has enough technical leverage so that the prognosis in their victory is pointed out as the best guess option for the confrontation
Bet Tips: Barcelona