Chapecoense vs Internacional
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2019
Kick-Off 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena Conda (Chapeco).
Internacional were among most pleasant surprises of the previous term of Serie A. They finished the campaign at sky-high third place. Copa Libertadores appearance came as a reward.
Colorado did a phenomenal job in opening five rounds of the camping in the most elite continental competition. They won four and drew one of five group stage games to secure the top spot finish ahead of Argentinian heavyweights River Plate.
Odair Hellmann’s men also enjoyed a strong run in Campeonato Gaucho 1 where they were unlucky to lose the final on penalties to Gremio. There were no goals scored at all in 180 minutes of play.
Hellmann can thus be proud of his men’s defensive displays in recent weeks. Internacional will go into this off the back of three successive clean sheets in all competitions.
Can the visitors take advantage of such fine defensive form to pick up a victory at the start of the new Serie A season on Saturday evening against Chapecoense?
Chapecoense vs Internacional: Head-to-head
Internacional did not have much luck in the history of head to head ties with Chapecoense away at Arena Conda.
The host won four and lost one of five H2H clashes with Colorado at Arena Conda.
The winning streak includes a 2-1 victory for Chapecoense when teams last met each other in mid-September last year.
Chapecoense vs Internacional: Prediction
Chapecoense also played tight at the back lately. They struggled to create in the final third as well failing to find the back of the net more than once in last two affairs. They lost the Campeonato Catarinense 1 final to Avai on penalties (1-1 in the regular time).
The hosts also fell 2-0 away at Vasco da Gama on Wednesday evening to suffer Copa do Brasil elimination in the fourth round of the competition. Nevertheless, we won’t underestimate Chapecoense who can be a very tough nut to crack in their backyard.
Under 2.5 goals FT is definitely the safest of betting options here, while we will alternatively back draw at the half time at 1.95.
Chapecoense vs Internacional: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2)
Draw at the half time @ 1.95 (19/20).