Inter head to Holland to meet Dutch champions PSV on Wednesday full of confidence on the back of four consecutive victories in all competitions.
Inter’s winning streak began with with the memorable win over Spurs on Matchday one, and with Spurs playing Barcelona on Wednesday, Luciano Spalletti knows that a win could open up a six point gap over the English side.
Inter trio Mauro Icardi, Marcelo Brozovic and Ivan Perisic all started on the bench for the weekend win over Cagliari, but all three should could back into the starting eleven on Wednesday night.
PSV coach Mark van Bommel fielded his strongest eleven at the weekend and is likely to do so once more against Inter.
PSV are unbeaten in any competitive game in their own stadium since July 2017 and while the calibre of opponent has not been exceptionally high during that run, Van Bommel’s men look dangerous when stepping out at the Philips Stadium.
The Dutch side lost two of their three home group games the last time they were in the competition in 2016, but by the finest of margins, 1-0 to Atletico Madrid and 2-1 to Bayern Munich.
Those are the only two defeats in their last eight home matches in the competition and with the side flying and scoring goals, they should be able to cause Inter some problems in the Italians’ first Champions League away match for seven years.
An Inter win would be wonderful, but a draw is how I see this one ending.