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The Serie A tie at Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho on Monday will see home side Sport Recife up against Internacional.
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Sport Recife will play in this fixture following a 0-0 Serie A tied result versus Atletico PR.
In that game, Sport Recife managed 42% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Atletico PR had 16 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 6 of the past 6 fixtures where Sport Recife have been participants. In terms of the goal attribution in this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 3 and Sport Recife managed the sum of 1. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen whether the trend shall be sustained here in this match.
Their prior results show that Sport Recife:
- have not been beaten in the league by Internacional in their last 2 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 7 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Previously, Internacional drew 0-0 in the Serie A match with Atlético Goianiense.
In that match, Internacional managed 48% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Atlético Goianiense got 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Diego Aguirre's Internacional have seen their goal attempts be successful 11 times in the course of their latest 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes comes to 6.
Their previous form shows that Internacional:
- are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings going back to 28/08/2016 tells us that Sport Recife have won 2 of these games and Internacional 1, with the tally of draws being 3.
A total of 20 goals were produced between them in these games, with 10 of them from Leão da Ilha and 10 created by Colorado. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Serie A match day 1 on 30/05/2021 when it ended Internacional 2-2 Sport Recife.
On that day, Internacional managed 57% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorers were Edenílson (19') and Rodrigo Lindoso (44').
On the other side, Sport Recife had 8 shots on goal with 5 on target. Thiago Neves (62') and André (86') scored.
The referee was Vinicius Goncalves Dias Araujo.
Team News: Sport Recife
The Sport Recife manager Gustavo Florentín will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all ahead of this match thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Internacional
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Internacional manager Diego Aguirre to contend with. Rodrigo Moledo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
We’re envisaging that Sport Recife may not find it easy to register a score against this Internacional lineup who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore fancy a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 victory for Internacional when the full-time whistle blows.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho (35,020)
Chairman: Milton Bivar
Manager: Gustavo Florentín
Competitions: Serie A position 18
⭐ Star Man: André
Mostly used in the Striker position, André was born in Cabo Frio, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Santos in the 2009 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in this Série A 2021 season to date from a total of 17 appearances.