Preview - Tottenham Hotspur vs Inter Milan 29 November 18

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Nov 28, 2018, 08:58 PM Last Edit: Nov 28, 2018, 08:59 PM by Harry85
Champions' League Group B
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Inter Milan
Thursday, November 29th 2018
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Wembley Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur: 
Last five matches form: W W W W W
Average goals per match: 1.77
Average goals against per match: 0.85
Top Scorer: Harry Kane (7)

Inter Milan:
Last five matches form: W W D L W
Average goals per match: 1.92
Average goals against per match: 0.77
Top Scorer: Mauro Icardi (7)

It's beginning to look a little bleak for Tottenham Hotspur in terms of qualification for the knockout stages of this seasons Champion's League. Three points adrift of Inter Milan in what looks a two horse race for second spot, they surely must beat the Italian side at home here if they are to have any chance. With Tottenham away at Barcelona on the final match day and Inter at home to PSV, even that may not be enough.

Tottenham clutched defeat from the jaws of victory in the game over in Milan, conceding a pair of late goals to go down 2-1. A defeat which seems likely to prove pivotal in this group.

Tottenham go without Davinson Sánchez, Mousa Dembélé, Victor Wanyama and Juan Foyth here. Sime Vrsaljko is out injured for Inter for whom Dalbert, Roberto Gagliardid and João Mário are also ineligible.

Spurs do at least arrive at this game in excellent form and will be seeking a sixth win on the spin. Having beaten Chelsea 3-1 here (could have been six or seven) confidence will surely be high. They have however won only one of their past six in this competition.

Inter achieved a creditable draw with Barcelona on Match Day 4, setting themselves up nicely to qualify. They have been hit and miss since that game though, being stuffed 4-1 at Atalanta before bouncing back with a 3-0 win over Frosinone.

That performance from Spurs against Chelsea was the best we have seen from them in some time. If they are able to hit a similar level here, they will likely have too much for Inter.

Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 1 Inter Milan


Half time: 0 - 0
Full time: 1 - 0
Shots:  13 - 8
Shots on target: 5 - 3
Corner Kicks: 9 - 6
Possession: 55% - 45%

Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela and Heung-Min Son were all booked for Spurs in this one, with referee Cuneyt Cakir also taking the names of Stefan De Vrij and Borja Valero of Inter Milan

A deserved success for Tottenham in the end. There wasn't all that much in this game but the home side did edge it on the stats and translated that advantage into a narrow victory.

It was all Tottenham in the early stages as they took every opportunity to surge forward. Harry Winks going closest when rattling the crossbar with a 23-yard effort. 0-0 at the break though.

Inter Milan came more to life in the second half. Ivan Perisic beginning to make inroads down the left-hand side and forcing Hugo Lloris into a smart stop at his near post.

The winner came in the 80th minute and a fine goal it was too. Moussa Sissoko rampaging into the area down the right hand side before laying the ball into the path of Dele Alli. Smart turn from Alli who then played the ball into the path of Christian Eriksen arriving in the area to smash high into the back of the net. 1-0 final score.

A crucial win for Spurs which keeps their Champions League dream alive. There's work to do yet though as although they do now sit second in Group B, they must at least match the result of Inter Milan in the final round of fixtures if they are to stay there. Inter face PSV at home on Match Day 6, whilst Tottenham must travel to Camp Nou to take on Barcelona. On the plus side, Barcelona are already confirmed as Group winners which may may just take the edge of the Spanish giants.

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