The Nerazzurri can cement their place in the Champions League knockout stages if they win Inter vs Plzen. Inzaghi has a brilliant chance to take his team to the Round of 16 again in two years. After a poor start to the season, Inter have managed to turn the tide around with a couple of brilliant displays against Barcelona. They managed to get a draw in Camp Nou, and are now back home. So they will hope to qualify for the knockout stages in the San Siro.
Plzen have lost to every team so far in this group, but they still have an outside chance to get a Europa League spot. However, they will have to beat both Inter and Barcelona to achieve that. No Czech side has won away to a Serie A team in the last ten Champions League or European League games. So Plzen will create history if they manage to beat the Nerazzurri at San Siro. However, Inter have struggled against opponents, who have a low backline as they force Inter to come forward, leaving them open to counters.
Inter vs Plzen: team news, tactics, and prediction
Inzaghi will be looking to confirm their position in the Round of 16 right away, and he will deploy his best lineup. Lukaku has now recovered from his thigh injury and will start from the bench. Inzaghi can give Dzeko a start, who came from the bench against Fiorentina. Lautaro was excellent as he produced a brace and provided an assist. Inter will also bring Bastoni and Dumfries back in the lineup to give more support to the back three.
Radim Reznik is back in training, but he might not start this game for Plzen. Michal Bilek prefers a lone striker in the Champions League, so Chory will lead the line.
Inter should confirm their position in the knockout stages if they defend Plzen’s counter-attacks.
Inter Milan 3-1 Viktoria Plzen.