ZonaFootball - A series of poor results in Serie A Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri makes rocking chairs. Ranieri can reduce the shock if it is able to bring victory at Olympique Marseille hosted the first leg Champions League round of 16 at the Stade Velodrome on Wednesday (22/2) or early Thursday morning hrs later.
This is the real test for Ranieri. He should be able to provide a win for Inter if you want to secure his position. Because Inter have not reaped the victory. Last club was nicknamed the Nerazzurri reap perfect on January 23, 2011. When it's Javier Zanetti and colleagues 2-1 win over Lazio in Serie A. But after that no longer resemble Inter victory. Even last they gave up in the hands of Bologna 0-3 on Saturday (18/2) at the weekend.
Ranieri understand this condition is very difficult. But he tried to pump up the spirit of the fleet. Fly to France without a capital good is a heavy burden, but Ranieri believes his team will play well. Ranieri may be sure, but he must see his opponent's record. Les Phoceens posted a fantastic result. Since 23 November 2011 until now the team that dealt with Didier Deschamps was not invincible. Then head to head with Inter Marseille is also not good. Marseille successfully arrested Inter Europa League quarter-final in 2003/2004.
But once Ranieri already have a specific strategy to reduce the Marseille attack. Former coach of AS Roma's squad certainly lose. And to the game is reportedly ready to appoint Ranieri midfielder Wesley Sneijder. For him, Sneijder is the right solution at the right time.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, Marseille at his best. They are optimistic that conditions can make profits from the Nerazzurri are very weak at this time. But the coach insisted that his troops not Deschamps of the head first. He was so alert to the possibility of Inter can rampage at the Velodrome Stadium.
In addition, the condition of the Inter squad intact without injury will also be a threat to Les Phoceens. Especially when considering Marseille will be without Loic Remy. Remy was forced to absent himself bandaged because of a hamstring problem. Then Alou Diarra is also doubtful because of leg problems.
However, Deschamps could breathe a little easier because the two players, Jordan and Andre Ayew, has returned from African Nations Cup 2012. The coach who had coached AS ensure Monabo and Juventus were one of them or even going to play together in the future.
Head to Head Inter Milan vs Olympique Marseille:April 14, 2004: Inter Milan vs Marseille 0-1 (Europa)April 8, 2004: Marseille vs Inter Milan 1-0 (Europa)
Last Five Matches Olympique Marseille:February 19, 2012: Marseille vs Valenciennes 1-1 (Ligue 1)February 15, 2012: Bourg-Peronnas vs Marseille 1-3 (Friendly)February 6, 2012: Olympique Lyon vs Marseille 2-2 (Ligue 1)February 2, 2012: Nice vs Marseille 2-1 (League Cup)January 30, 2012: Stade Rennes vs Marseille 1-2 (Ligue 1)
Inter Milan Match:February 18, 2012: Inter Milan vs Bologna 0-3 (Serie A)February 12, 2012: Inter Milan vs Novara 0-1 (Serie A)February 5, 2012: Roma vs Inter Milan 4-0 (Serie A)February 2, 2012: Inter Milan vs Palermo 4-4 (Serie A)January 29, 2012: Lecce vs Inter Milan 1-0 (Serie A)Predicted Starting XI Teams:
Marseille: Mandanda - Fanni, Diawara, Traore, N'Koulou, Diarra, Amalfitano, Valbuena, Kabore, A. Ayew, J. Ayew.
Inter Milan: Cesar - Lucio, Samuel, Nagatomo, Maicon, Zanetti, Stankovic, Sneijder, Cambiasso, Milito, Pazzini.
Prediction Score of Marseille vs Inter Milan by ZonaFootball : Marseille 1-1 Inter Milan