Inter Milan v Barcelona is probably the most interesting Matchday 3 match of the UEFA Champions League. The two soccer powerhouses face off on Tuesday, October 4 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy.
The largest stadium in the country is the stronghold of Inter, where this team almost always does very well. We say “almost” because I Nerazzurri don’t have a good record against Barca on their territory. In fact, they are 1-3-1 at home against this opponent, while their all-time record against Barcelona is 1-3-6.
Still, the fact is that most of Barca’s wins happened during the time Lionel Messi was in the team. Tuesday’s Inter Milan vs Barcelona UCL game will be the first game of the post-Messi era.
Inter Milan vs Barcelona Odds UCL Round 3
|More than 2.5||-152|
|Less than 2.5||+120|
*Odds taken from bet365 on Friday 30th September.
When, where and how to watch?
- Square: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
- Date: Tuesday, October 4
- Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
- How to watch: Paramount+
Inter Milan have big dreams at UCL
Inter Milan and Barcelona play in Group C of the 2022-23 Champions League, along with Bayern Munich and Victoria Plzen. Both teams beat Victoria while losing to Bayern. As a result, they now have three points each and are the main contenders for the No. 2 spot.
This practically means that the team that wins Inter Milan’s game against Barcelona on Tuesday will take a giant step towards the playoffs. If, however, the match ends in a draw, Barca will be in a (slightly) better position as the two are also due to play a match at the Camp Nou in Barcelona a week later.
So, can Inter Milan put on a good performance and earn three points on Tuesday? Looking at their list, the answer is that they could. This team has at least two or three amazing players for every position on the pitch.
Barca are all about Lewandowski in 2022
Since leaving Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski has been Barcelona’s crucial player. The striker has already scored a hat-trick in the Champions League this season, netting three goals against Victoria Plzen. He’s also been excellent in La Liga, leading Barca’s charges towards the opposition goal.
The 34-year-old goalscoring genius is the man who could ruin Inter Milan’s plans, but the problem is that Barcelona’s other players might not have enough experience to do well in such an important game.
In Barca’s away game against Bayern Munich, this team had only two outfielders over 30 in the starting XI. Moreover, three of Barca’s teenagers also took part in this game – Pedri, Gavi and Ansu Fati.
Prediction Inter Milan vs Barcelona
In 2022, Inter Milan look like a team that could beat Barcelona. This applies especially in the game played on their ground. With 80,000 supporters in the stands at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (most of whom will be supporting the home side), Inter Milan should be able to perform well.
Choices: Inter Milan to win; over 2.5 goals