INT vs BAR Dream11: Inter Milan will look to secure a spot in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds when they play Lionel Messi-less Barcelona in their final group match at San Siro, on Tuesday night. Barca have already sealed their spot in the next round as group winners, but it's a two way battle for the 2nd spot with Borussia Dortmund level on points with Inter going into the last game.
What does each team need to qualify?
As mentioned above, Barcelona will go into the knockout draw as the group winners.
Inter Milan: It's crystal clear for Antonio Conte's team, win and get the last-16 berth. Any scoreline will do here for the 2010 champions. If Inter share the points, then they must hope that Borussia Dortmund do not better their results, which means, Dortmund either lose or draw against Slavia Praha. And if Inter lose, then Dortmund will have to lose in the Czech Republic as well.
Host: Inter Milan
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Match Venue: San Siro
Match Timing: Wednesday, December 11, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Inter Milan to win: 1.55 (11/20), Probability to happen: 64.52%
Barcelona to win: 5.25 (7/4), Probability to happen: 19.05%
Draw: 4.50 (7/2), Probability to happen: 22.22%
Inter Milan team news: Alexis Sanchez, Stefano Sensi, Nicolo Barella, and Roberto Gagliardini will miss the game due to injuries.
In addition, Inter could also lose Antonio Candreva after the 32-year-old picked up a back injury during the weekend clash against AS Roma. He will be evaluated before the game.
How Inter may line up:
Samir Handanovic will start in goal and should have Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij and Diego Godin in front of him in a three-man backline. Danilo D'Ambrosio will start on the right side of the backline, if Candreva is not fit, with Cristiano Biraghi on the opposite flank.
Antonio Conte doesn't have too many options in midfield and will go with his trusted trio of Borja Valero, Marcelo Brozovic and Matias Vecino.
The attack will be led by Argentine hot-shot Lautaro Martinez and Belgian star Romelu Lukaku.
Barcelona team news:
Lionel Messi won't be available for the trip to Milan as he has been given rest for what is a dead-rubber for the five-time European champions. In addition, centre-back Gerard Pique and Mr versatile Sergi Roberto have also been left out of the squad due to rest purposes.
Amongst the other notable absentees from this game are Arthur, Jordi Alba, Ousmane Dembele and Nelson Semedo all remain out at the moment.
How Barcelona may line-up?
Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet will partner at the back, with Junior Firpo on the left side of the defence. La Masia product Dani Morer received a call, and with no Roberto in the squad, he is likely to get his club debut at San Siro.
Ernesto Valverde has hinted that Neto may start in goal ahead of Ter Stegen.
Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Frenkie de Jong are likely to get the start in the midfield, with Sergio on the bench.
Ernesto Valverde named both Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann in his squad for this match, and one of them will definitely spearhead the attack. Ansu Fati and Carles Perez should be out on the wings, helping either Griezmann or Suarez in the attack.
Lautaro Martinez: 05 goals
Romelu Lukaku: 01 goal
Luis Suarez: 03 Goals
Antoine Griezmann: 01 Goal
Inter Milan: Handanovic (GK), Godin, De Vrij, Skriniar, Biraghi, Valero, Brozovic, Vecino, Candreva, Martinez, Lukaku
Barcelona: Ter Stegen / Neto (GK), Morer, Umtiti, Lenglet, Firpo, De Jong, Vidal, Rakitic, Perez, Ansu Fati, Griezmann
Defenders: Lenglet, S D Vrij, D Godin
Midfielders: I Rakitic, A Fati, M Brozovic, M Vecino
Attackers: Griezmann, Lukaku (VC), Martinez (C)
With Barcelona not at their full strength, Inter will sense an opportunity to win the game. We back the hosts to get the maximum points here.