Rubin Kazan – Inter Milan 22.11.2012
Rubin Kazan are currently second in Group H with 10 points from three wins and a draw and have already qualified to the next stage of the Europa League.
Winning six straight, they appear to be on top of their game at the moment and even though it remains to be seen whether Kurban Berdyev will field a strong line-up, it is certain his side will be a handful. And Rubin have already proven themselves to be a difficult opponent by recording a 2-2 draw in the first fixture between these two. With Salomon Rondon returning to the side and Oleg Kuzmin getting back from domestic suspension, the hosts have no missing players.
Match: Rubin Kazan – Inter 18.00h
League: Europa League
Our prediction: Home Win Odds: 1.95
Despite posting the same record of three wins and a draw, Inter are currently at the top of the group on a better goal difference. Neroazzurri have made it clear from the very start of their Europa League campaign that they’ll use this competition to showcase their young players and it’s no surprise they will be resting a whole raft of players. Samir Handanovic, Yuto Nagatomo, Walter Samuel, Esteban Cambiasso, Wesley Sneijder, Ricky Alvarez, Fredy Guarin, Gabi Mudingayi, Diego Milito and Antonio Cassano will all miss this one, which isn’t too convincing knowing Inter have collected just one point from their last two Serie A outings against Atalanta (3-2) and Cagliari (2-2).
With both sides already through to the next stage the winner of this one would also be the winner of the group and the home team seems to have a slight edge.