The Série A tie at Estádio Castelão on Saturday sees home team Fortaleza ready themselves for the visit of Internacional.
Our Fortaleza v Internacional predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Fortaleza enter this game after a 1-1 Série A tied result versus Grêmio.
In that match, Fortaleza managed 44% possession and 3 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Fortaleza was Osvaldo (17'). Grêmio had 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Diego Souza (52') was the scorer for Grêmio.
In their preceding six games, Rogério Ceni's Fortaleza have managed to score a total of 7 times which gives them an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Analysis of their past results shows that Fortaleza:
- haven't won against Internacional in their last 7 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Internacional come into this encounter after a 4-3 Copa Libertadores win as they beat America de Cali in their last game.
Eduardo Coudet's Internacional have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 11 times in the course of their latest six matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during those matches equals 7.
Pre-game facts show that Internacional:
- remain undefeated by Fortaleza when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results going back to 29/05/2005 shows that these fixtures have not been happy ones for Fortaleza. They have not been able to get any wins at all while Internacional have remained in the ascendancy, getting wins in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined total of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 4 for Fortaleza and 11 created by Colorado. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Série A match day 34 on 24/11/2019 and the score finished Internacional 2-2 Fortaleza.
On that day, Internacional had 59% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Paolo Guerrero (43', 83').
Fortaleza had 6 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Osvaldo (8') and Tinga (72') scored.
The referee was José Mendonça.
Team News: Fortaleza
Fortaleza manager Rogério Ceni has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match with a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Internacional
From a largely full-strength group, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Internacional manager Eduardo Coudet to contend with. Paolo Guerrero (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing here.
We’re inclined to think that Fortaleza might have a difficult job to score against this Internacional team who we think should end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a good tussle with a 0-1 win for Internacional at the conclusion of the game.
Let’s see what happens.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Castelão (63,903)
Captain: Juan Quintero
Chairman: Marcelo Paz
Manager: Rogério Ceni
Competitions: Série A position 10
🔑 Key Man: Romarinho
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Romarinho was born in Natal, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Fluminense in the 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the Série A 2020 season to date in a total of 10 appearances.