Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Inter have been struggling in the Europa League this season, but Thursday’s football match against Southampton could be the turning point for the Nerazzurri. The Italian team suffered a shocking 2-0 loss to Hapoel Be’er Sheva in their opener and they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 defeat to Sparta Prague. Inter are desperate to grab something from the Southampton game and we predict that the Italians are going to leave their hearts on the field in the Group K derby. Southampton aim to retain top position in the standings and, no doubt, the Premier League outfit will be happy with one point from the match. Southampton have been impressive at the back of late and you should bear in mind that the Saints managed to keep six clean sheets in previous seven games in all competitions. Taking everything into account, a low-scoring affair appears on the horizon.
Highlighted Player (Gary Medel):
Gary Medel is a versatile defensive midfielder who currently plays for Inter Milan in Serie A. The Chilean professional is well-known for this work-rate and untiring approach along with his aggressive, physically demanding and hard-tackling style of play. It is these qualities that earned him the sobriquet of “Chilean Pitbull”. Medel started his professional career with Universidad Catolica as a youth player before moving to Boca Juniors. He followed it up with a stint in La Liga with Sevilla. Medel was also a key member with Cardiff City, which was his next destination. The relegation of Cardiff meant that Medel moved to Inter Milan. A full international with over 80 caps for Chile, Medel has represented his nation at two FIFA World Cups and an equal number of Copa America tournaments. He was a key member of Chilean team that won the 2015 Copa America and was subsequently named in the ‘Team of the tournament’.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.