The Tottenham Hotspur will face Inter Milan each other in the Round of 16 First Leg of the UEFA Europa League. The date and venue is March 7, 2013 at 21:05 hours at White Hart Lane in London.
What can be said about these two European clubs and their possibilities? The decision was made to breakdown the two teams to assess the possibilities of winning the first leg.
The Spurs qualified for the UEFA Europa League for their fourth place position in the 2011/12 Premier League. The Spurs [along with Liverpool and Newcastle United] are the English clubs participating in the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League.
Tottenham Hotspur has the UEFA Coefficient Ranking of 28. During the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League season, the Spurs registed three victories and five tied matches.
The Spurs previously received two Europa League trophies in 1971/72 and 1983/84. The possible goalscorers may be Gareth Bale, Clint Dempsey, and Jermain Defoe taking into account their records.
Hugo Lloris will be the person to watch as a goalkeeper. The Spurs enjoy a hometown advantage in the Round of 16 First Leg in the UEFA Europa League.
Inter Milan qualified for the tournament after finishing sixth place in the 2011/12 Serie A with 58 points. Inter Milan and S.S. Lazio are the only Serie A Teams participating in the current UEFA Europa League tournament.
Inter Milan has a UEFA Coefficient ranking of 8 points. Its standings in
the current Europa League are four wins, one loss, and one draw.
Sandar Handanovic will be selected as the goalkeeper in this vital match for the team.
The other players to watch would be Rodrigo Palacio, Alvaro Pereirra and Esteban Cambiasso. Wesley Sneijder is a midfielder who could present problems for the Spurs.
Inter Milan won the UEFA Europa League trophy three times during the decade of the 1990’s.
Key Player Statistics
According to the UEFA webpage, Defoe and Palacio have a ratio 4-5 when scoring goals for their teams. Bale and Palacio have a ratio of 11-8 with attempts on target.
Lloris and Handanovic have a ratio of 10-22 on saves. Dempsey and Guarin are with the ratio of 2-4 in assists.
What can be said about the match between Inter Milan and the Spurs? There will be TEN bold predictions for both legs OF THE Round of 16
1. The Spurs will barely win the first leg with Gareth Bale scoring four goals
2. Inter will resist with Palacio scoring three goals.
3. Wesley Sneijder will score with two goals.
4. Jermaine Defoe will score two more goals.
5. Inter Milan will return to the drawing board.
6. Inter Milan will win the second leg with Wesley Sneijder scoring three goals
7. Gareth Bale will score two goals for the Spurs
8. Palacio will respond with two goals for Inter
9. Defoe will score one for the Spurs
10. Inter advances and the Spurs are eliminated
First Leg Round of 16 UEFA Europa League
Tottenham Hotspur 6-5 Inter Milan
Second Leg Round of 16 UEFA Europa League
Inter Milan 5-3 Tottenham Hotspur