Internacional vs America Mineiro
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda (Porto Alegre).
Internacional will have a nice opportunity to keep the chase for the first place going on Thursday night when they are to drop curtain to the mid-week Serie A Matchday with the home clash against relegation strugglers America Mineiro.
Odair Hellmann can be proud of the job he has done so far in the season with Colorado. The hosts are still in position to challenge the title (with five games left to play) even though they played the second division football last year.
Internacional returned on the winning ways with a huge comeback victory over Atletico PR last weekend. They were a goal down all up until eight minutes from time when Rodrigo Moledo pulled off the equalizer. The team never gave up and were rewarded with a 94th-minute penalty-kick goal from Andres D’Alessandro.
Internacional vs America Mineiro: Head-to-head
Internacional were the dominant force in the history of head to head matches against Coelho.
Colorado won 7, drew 3 and lost 2 of past 12 meetings with America Mineiro.
Internacional won all of four H2H games with Coelho in front of the home crowd.
Internacional vs America Mineiro: Prediction
The visitors found themselves in a very tough situation after yet another home failure 11 days ago against Cruzeiro. Adilson Batista’s men extended the winless streak to nine consecutive matches in Serie A and the drop down to 18th place came only as a logical consequence.
Coelho will thus have a mountain to climb to save the elite class status in remaining five rounds being two points shy of the safe zone at the moment. The away fixture against the second-placed Internacional comes at the worst possible moment for them.
America Mineiro scored just one goal in last six league games on the road. We can hardly see them finding the attacking inspiration here when they take on title hopefuls away at Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda.
Internacional vs America Mineiro: Bet Tips
Internacional to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Internacional -1.5 handicap @ 2.10 (11/10).