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The Serie A fixture at Estádio José Pinheiro Borda on Sunday will see home side Internacional play Fortaleza.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Internacional v Fortaleza - as well as up-to-date odds.
Internacional are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-0 Serie A triumph over Goias.
In that match, Internacional managed 40% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Internacional was Praxedes (43'). For their opponents, Goias had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Internacional haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 10 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 2. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see if that trend shall persist here in this match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Internacional:
- have not registered a win against Fortaleza in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
Last time out, Fortaleza drew 0-0 in the Serie A match with Grêmio.
In that match, Fortaleza had 53% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Grêmio had 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
It is worth noting that Fortaleza have been starved of goals over their previous six encounters, contributing the poor return of only 1. In those matches, Fortaleza have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 5.
Ahead of this clash, Fortaleza have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings going back to 21/09/2005 tells us that Internacional have won 4 of these and Fortaleza 1, with the number of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 10 from Colorado and 5 for Fortaleza. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The previous league game between these sides was Serie A match day 11 on 19/09/2020 when the final score was Fortaleza 1-0 Internacional.
That day, Fortaleza managed 42% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorer was Felipe (66').
For their opponents, Internacional got 10 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Marielson Silva.
Team News: Internacional
Gabriel Boschilia (Knee Injury), Rodrigo Moledo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Paolo Guerrero (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be available for Inter de PA manager Abel Braga.
Team News: Fortaleza
With a fully injury-free group available to select from, Fortaleza manager Marcelo Chamusca has no fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
We feel that Fortaleza must be fancied to find the back of the net against this Internacional side, but it probably won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re predicting both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Internacional by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio José Pinheiro Borda (50,128)
Chairman: Marcelo Feijó de Medeiros
Manager: Abel Braga
Competitions: Serie A position 2
🔑 Star Player: Galhardo
Usually taking up the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Galhardo was born in São João del-Rei, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Botafogo in the 2011 season, the accomplished Midfielder has scored 16 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign to date from a total of 26 appearances.