Tottenham vs Inter Milan
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 28 November 2018
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
Back in September, Tottenham were leading 0-1 in Milan, but two late-late Inter goals left them empty-handed. Earlier this month, at home, against PSV Eindhoven, they were the ones who were losing 0-1, and had to come from behind in the last minutes to earn a victory that kept them alive in the fight to finish in the top-2. They are three points behind Inter, and a simple 1-0 win will be enough to give them the advantage in case they finish level on points. Huge detail though: in two weeks, Tottenham will be traveling to Barcelona, while Inter will be hosting PSV Eindhoven… The London side (they beat Chelsea 3-1 last weekend) are expected to start with Lloris, Aurier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies, Sissoko, Dier, Eriksen, Alli, Kane and Son. Central midfielder Mousa Dembélé and center-back Davinson Sánchez are out, both injured.
Incredible Inter Milan, they are on seven points in the group, second in the table, having earned all seven points in games that they conceded first. Against Tottenham, at home, they had to score twice after the 85th minute to win 2-1. Right after that, they were losing 1-0 at PSV Eindhoven. Final score? 1-2. Even earlier this month, at home, versus Barcelona, they found themselves 0-1 down in the 83rd minute, but Mauro Icardi (he, again), salvaged a point for them with his equalizer in the 87th minute. Even if Inter lose in London, and even if they lose by such a score that will leave them in disadvantage in case they finish level on points with Tottenham, they know they’ll still be favorites to finish second. In two weeks, they are hosting PSV, while Tottenham will be traveling to Barcelona. They’ll need a result that will be better than that of Tottenham at Camp Nou, and depending on how things go in this match, in London, if they lose… 3-2 for example, even an “as good as Tottenham’s result in Barcelona” would be enough in two weeks. Handanovič, D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah, Vecino, Brozović, Politano, Nainggolan, Perišić and Icardi, these should be the first 11 for Inter. Right-back Sime Vrsaljko is out, injured.
Previous five matches:
Tottenham vs Chelsea 3-1
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham 0-1
Tottenham vs PSV Eindhoven 2-1
Wolves vs Tottenham 2-3
West Ham vs Tottenham 1-3
Inter Milan vs Frosinone 3-0
Atalanta vs Inter Milan 4-1
Inter Milan vs Barcelona 1-1
Inter Milan vs Genoa 5-0
Lazio vs Inter Milan 0-3
Tottenham’s next game is at Arsenal, on Sunday (England Premier League). Same day, Inter will be visiting Roma (Italy Serie A).
Tottenham vs Inter Milan: Head to head Stats
Tottenham have hosted Inter twice before, and have won both matches, 3-1 and 3-0, both the last 10 years.
Tottenham vs Inter Milan: Prediction
I believe in Tottenham, I see them win the game.
Tottenham vs Inter Milan: Betting Tips
The hosts’ win is at 1.75. Their “over 1.5” pays less than that, so I’m staying with this 1.75, split between a 2-0 and a 2-1 win of theirs.