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Goias meet visiting team Internacional at Estádio Hailé Pinheiro in this Série A meeting on Sunday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Goias v Internacional (plus the best game odds).
Goias will play in this fixture following on from a 3-3 Série A tied result vs Coritiba.
In that game, Goias managed 55% possession and 19 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Goias, the scorers were Rafael Moura (45') and Ignacio Jara (81'). At the other end, Coritiba got 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Robson (13'), William Matheus (37') and Sabino (83' Own goal) scored for Coritiba.
Verdão have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, but they have also found ways to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Verdão have been punished defensively in 5 of them in addition to scoring in 6 of those games. Nevertheless, time will tell whether the trend shall be sustained in this next game or not.
Taking a look at their past results, Goias:
- have not been beaten in the league by Internacional in their previous 3 games.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Internacional will go into the encounter after a 2-0 Série A win over Ceará in their last outing.
In that game, Internacional managed 61% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. The scorer for Internacional was Galhardo (44', 76'). On the other side, Ceará had 6 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
A succession of steadfast showings from the Internacional defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 fixtures in total. During the same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 11.
Their previous form shows that Internacional:
- haven't won against Goias when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 16/08/2014, there has been little between the sides with Goias winning 3 of those games, Internacional 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
A total of 14 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 7 from Verdão and 7 belonging to Colorado. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league encounter between the two was Série A match day 35 on 27/11/2019 and the score finished Internacional 1-2 Goias.
On that day, Internacional had 69% possession and 24 shots on goal with 9 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Paolo Guerrero (78').
Goias got 13 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Rafael Moura (14') and Michael (72') scored.
The referee was Caio Max Augusto Vieira.
Team News: Goias
Goias boss Ney Franco will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
It’s our opinion that Verdão could go for a 4-2-3-1 system this time, beginning the first half with Tadeu Antonio Ferreira, Jefferson, David Duarte, Fábio Sanches, Juan Pintado, Sandro Raniere, Breno, Lucas Vinicius Gonçalves Silva, Daniel Bessa, Mike dos Santos Nenatarvicius and Rafael Moura.
Team News: Internacional
From a largely available squad, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Internacional manager Eduardo Coudet to be concerned with. Paolo Guerrero (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be in action.
We believe Colorado will likely begin the game with a 4-1-3-2 lineup, choosing Marcelo Lomba, Renzo Saravia, Víctor Cuesta, Zé Gabriel, Moisés, Andres D'Alessandro, Patrick, Roberto Pinheiro, Gabriel Boschilia, Thiago Galhardo and Abel Hernandez.
Our thinking is that Goias could find themselves struggling to score goals against this Internacional side who we think should just have the edge.
We’re therefore tipping a 0-1 advantage for Internacional at the end of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Hailé Pinheiro (9,900)
Captain: Rafael Moura
Chairman: Marcelo Almeida
Manager: Ney Franco
Competitions: Série A position 20
⭐ Star Man: Daniel Bessa
Regularly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Daniel Bessa was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Vicenza in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 2 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign so far in 7 appearances.