Inter Milan vs Tottenham Hotspur, Kick-Off: 18th September 10:25 PM (IST) 

Tottenham Hotspur begin their UEFA Champions League campaign at San Siro against Inter Milan on Tuesday. Spurs started brilliantly in the Premier League, winning their initial 3 games of the season but have since lost form, losing their last 2 games. On the other hand, Inter do not look any better after acquiring just 4 points from 4 games as they stand 15th in Serie A.

In his pre-match conference, Luciano Spalletti called the Champions League “the Disneyland of football”. I Nerazzurri’s long-awaited return to the Champions League guarantees to create an extraordinary atmosphere at the San Siro on Tuesday.

This will be the  5th encounter in European competition between Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, with both sides winning 2 matches each of the prior 4.

Combined XI

Team News

Tottenham: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has made a “technical decision” to leave out Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier while Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris, and Moussa Sissoko are out with injury.

Inter: Luciano Spalletti is not sure of defender Danilo D’Ambrosio‘s fitness, but Sime Vrsaljko is out with injury.

Predicted Line-ups

Inter: Handanovic | D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Dalbert | Brozovic, Gagliardini, Perisic, Nainggolan, Candreva | Icardi

Tottenham: Vorm | Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose | Dier, Dembele, Moura, Eriksen, Son | Kane

Key Players

Inter: Ivan Perisic has been in great form for Nerazzurri in the Serie A scoring 2 goals and assisting 1 in just 4 matches.

Tottenham: Christian Eriksen has been crucial for Spurs this season, providing 2 assists and playing in every match of the Premier League.

Score Prediction

Inter 2 – 1 Tottenham: Tottenham are the better team among the two and they have the ability to get something out of this match, especially with Inter’s early struggles in the Serie A. However, their reputation at the moment is getting a bit tarnished after losing 2 consecutive matches against Watford & Liverpool. The Italian side might just sneak away with a close win at home.

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