Internacional vs Atletico Mineiro
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Kick-Off at 21:30 UK / 22:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda (Porto Alegre).
Atletico Mineiro saved the top-six status in the Brazilian Serie A standings after back-to-back narrow clean sheet wins over Parana and Bahia. They will have an uphill battle to climb to maintain such a fine streak and preserve a three-point cushion on Atletico PR in seventh in the remaining three games of the season.
Galo have a very tough trip to Porto Alegre to make on Wednesday evening when they will be up against the third-placed Internacional. The hosts did not shine in recent months though. They fell to third after losing 1-0 away at Botafogo on Sunday evening. Colorado thus can’t be considered title chasers anymore, but they still look good in the battle for the top-four finish and a place in Copa Libertadores group phase next season. The hosts sit three points clear off Gremio and Sao Paulo in fourth and fifth place with three games left to play.
Internacional vs Atletico Mineiro: Head-to-head
The head to head record favours Internacional who lead the tie by six wins ahead of their 37th meeting with Galo.
Nevertheless, we have to say it’s Atletico Mineiro who dominated the match-up in most recent years as they won three, drew one and lost one of past five meetings with Colorado.
Internacional did come on top when the two teams met in this term of Serie A back in early-July.
Internacional vs Atletico Mineiro: Prediction
The match has a massive importance for both sides who are looking to secure their place in the strongest continental competition for next season. Both teams were generally very tough to break down of late. We don’t expect any of two managers to take unnecessary risks at the start of the game.
This is why we will go with a goalless draw at the half time as a complementary bet to the Under 2.5 goals FT which is a genuine banker here.
Internacional vs Atletico Mineiro: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.62 (13/8).