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Atlético Mineiro are the guests at Estádio José Pinheiro Borda on Sunday for the Serie A fixture with home side Internacional.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Internacional v Atlético Mineiro are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Internacional will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against Palmeiras.
In that match, Internacional managed 48% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Internacional was Alexandre Alemão (82'). Palmeiras got 18 shots on goal with 9 on target. Gustavo Gómez (18') and Gabriel Menino (88') scored for Palmeiras.
Mano Menezes's Internacional have hit the target 10 times in their last six outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in that time is 7.
A look at their previous results shows us that Internacional:
- haven't beaten Atlético Mineiro in their last 4 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 home league matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Corinthians in Serie A competition, Atlético Mineiro and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Atlético Mineiro managed 53% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Atlético Mineiro was Keno (9'). Corinthians had 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Fábio Santos (80', 86') was the scorer for Corinthians.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 games featuring Atlético Mineiro, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes to a mere 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Galo standing at 0.67.
Heading into this fixture, Atlético Mineiro are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 08/12/2019 tells us that Internacional have won 2 of these and Atlético Mineiro 3, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
In all, 12 goals were produced between them in this period, with 5 from Colorado and 7 netted by Galo. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The last league game between these clubs was Serie A match day 1 on 10/04/2022 which ended up with the score at Atlético Mineiro 2-0 Internacional.
In that game, Atlético Mineiro had 53% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Hulk (10', 93').
Internacional got 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Bruno Arleu.
Team News: Internacional
The Internacional manager Mano Menezes will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this game thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
It seems likely that Colorado look set to use the 4-3-3 system in the match, handing starts to Daniel, Gabriel Mercado, Vitão, Kaique Rocha, Thauan Lara, Gabriel, Edenilson, Johnny, Pedro Henrique, Wanderson and Carlos De Pena.
Team News: Atlético Mineiro
With a fully healthy squad ready to go, the Atlético Mineiro boss Cuca Stival has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
We’re of the thinking that Galo appear most likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system, going with Éverson, Mariano, Igor Rabello, Júnior Alonso, Guilherme Arana, Allan, Jair, Ignacio Fernandez, Matias Zaracho, Keno and Hulk.
We’re thinking that Atlético Mineiro and Internacional may well end up cancelling each other out here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. We’re therefore predicting a very close game with a 1-1 draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio José Pinheiro Borda (50,128)
Captain: Andrés D'Alessandro
Chairman: Alessandro Barcellos
Manager: Mano Menezes
Competitions: Serie A position 7, Copa Sudamericana (Quarter-finals)
⭐ Key Player: Alexandre Alemão
Mostly taking up the Right Wing position, Alexandre Alemão was born in Anchieta, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Internacional in the 2022 season, the skilful Forward has scored 4 league goals in the Série A 2022 campaign to date in a total of 16 appearances.