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Internacional will be taking on visiting team Fluminense at Estádio José Pinheiro Borda in this Serie A fixture on Wednesday.
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Internacional will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-2 Serie A success against Cruzeiro.
In that match, Internacional managed 38% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Internacional, the scorers were Maurício (14') and Wanderson (52'). Cruzeiro had 20 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Bruno Rodrigues (92') was the scorer for Cruzeiro.
Matches involving Internacional have usually been absorbing ones of late with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past six games, the sum of 22 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 14 of those belonging to Internacional.
Coming into this fixture, Internacional are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Fluminense will go into this encounter following a 1-2 Copa Libertadores win as they beat Boca Juniors in their last outing.
For Fluminense, the goalscorers were Germán Cano (36') and John Kennedy (99'). Luis Advíncula (72') scored for Boca Juniors. The match went to extra time and was won by Fluminense.
The numbers tell their own story, and Fluminense have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 11 goals in total. Defensively, Fluminense have some weaknesses to address. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern will persist in this next match or not.
Looking at their past form shows that Fluminense:
- have left without a victory over Internacional in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 12 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 25/11/2021 tells us that Internacional have won 2 of them & Fluminense 3, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 of them from Colorado and 7 coming from Tricolor. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
Team News: Internacional
Hugo Mallo (Hamstring injury) and Renê (Thigh problems) are unavailable for Internacional manager Eduardo Coudet.
In our view, Colorado will possibly employ a 4-2-3-1 system for this game with Sergio Rochet, Fabricio Bustos, Vitão, Gabriel Mercado, Dalbert Henrique, Charles Aranguiz, Johnny, Mauricio, Alan Patrick, Wanderson and Enner Valencia.
Team News: Fluminense
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there’s only the one fitness worry for the Fluminense boss Fernando Diniz to contend with. Jorge (Cruciate ligament tear) won’t be playing here.
It’s our belief that Tricolor seem likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation, settling for Fabio, Samuel Xavier, Nino, Marlon Santos, Diogo Barbosa, Martinelli, André Trindade, Jhon Arias, Ganso, Keno and John Kennedy.
When taking everything into account, Fluminense might well have a job on their hands to register a score against this Internacional team who we think might well score at least once to put them ahead.
We’ve gone for a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Internacional at the conclusion of the game.
It should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio José Pinheiro Borda (50,128)
Captain: Alan Patrick
Chairman: Alessandro Barcellos
Manager: Eduardo Coudet
Competitions: Serie A position 13
🔑 Key Man: Maurício
Mostly deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Maurício was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Cruzeiro in the 2019 season, the skilful Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in the Série A 2023 campaign so far from a total of 19 appearances.