This next Copa Sudamericana fixture on Thursday will see Internacional playing Melgar.
View all Internacional v Melgar tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (plus the best game odds).
Internacional will be hoping for a better result after a 3-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Fortaleza.
In that match, Internacional had 67% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Fortaleza got 16 shots at goal with 7 on target. Lucas Crispim (45'), Hércules (70') and Robson (84') scored for Fortaleza.
Over their last six fixtures, Mano Menezes's Internacional have netted a combined total of 7 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.17.
A series of dependable displays by the Melgar defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 clashes in total. In that period, their forwards have scored 7. That kind of trend isn’t assured to follow through here, of course.
Team News: Internacional
The Internacional boss Mano Menezes will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Melgar
Owing to a fully healthy group available to select from, the Melgar manager has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this match.
In this match, Internacional can and should have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
At the same time, Melgar will be up against it to find the back of the net but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet.
Therefore, we are anticipating a comfortable 3-1 winning score for Internacional when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 6, Copa Sudamericana (Quarter-finals)
🔑 Star Man: Edenílson
Typically taking to the field in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Edenílson was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Corinthians in the 2011 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 4 league goals in the Série A 2022 campaign to date from a total of 17 appearances.