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Internacional are going up against visitors Santos at Estádio José Pinheiro Borda in this Serie A match on Sunday.
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Internacional will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Fluminense.
In that game, Internacional managed 69% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. At the other end, Fluminense had 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Fred (4') was the scorer for Fluminense.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Internacional have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Internacional have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 7 goals in the process. We will just have to see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Internacional haven't beaten Santos in their last 2 league matches.
Santos will go into this game after a 2-0 Serie A win with the eclipse of Fortaleza in their last fixture.
In that match, Santos had 56% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Santos was Marcos Leonardo (71', 90'). On the other side, Fortaleza got 11 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
A series of accomplished performances by the Santos defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 fixtures combined. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 6.
A look at their previous results shows us that Santos:
- have not emerged victorious against Internacional when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 22/10/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with Internacional winning 1 of those games, Santos 1 and 4 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 12 goals were produced between them in these games, with 6 of them for Colorado and 6 created by Peixe. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league contest between these clubs was Serie A match day 17 on 22/08/2021 when it ended Santos 2-2 Internacional.
In that match, Santos had 51% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were Gabriel Pirani (24') and Madson (35').
For their opponents, Internacional had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Gabriel Mercado (8') and Yuri Alberto (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Wagner do Nascimento.
Team News: Internacional
The Internacional manager Diego Aguirre will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Santos
Thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go, the Santos boss Fábio Carille has no fitness worries to speak of before this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Santos will likely create enough chances to break down this Internacional team, however it possibly won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 win for Internacional at the end of the 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio José Pinheiro Borda (50,128)
Captain: Taison Barcellos Freda
Chairman: Alessandro Barcellos
Manager: Diego Aguirre
Competitions: Serie A position 8
⭐ Star Player: Edenílson
Normally used in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Edenílson was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Corinthians in the 2011 season, the accomplished Midfielder has scored 11 league goals in this Série A 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 30 appearances.