Internacional vs Flamengo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK / 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda, Porto Alegre.
Internacional are enjoying their time in the elite tier pfo the Brazilian football this year. They spent last term on a one-year loan in Serie B, but only to leave a huge mark on the new top flight campaign.
Odair Hellmann’s troops sit as high as second after 22 rounds of the competition. The title quest is still on-going for them with table-toppers Sao Paulo just three points away.
A potential victory in mdi-week round derby against the third-placed Flamengo would further boost up their title aspirations.
Can the hosts make it count on Wednesday evening at Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda?
Mengao did not recover from a disappointing Copa Libertadores elimination to country rivals Cruzeiro in the last 16 round as they shockingly fell 0-1 at home to the relegation-threatened Ceara at the weekend.
It was a massive blow for Mauricio Barbieri’s men who dominated the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play but just failed to convert.
They were brutally punished conceding a counter-attack goal in the dying minutes of the affair at Estadio Luso-Brasilieiro.
Internacional vs Flamengo: Head-to-head
The head to head stats speak in Internacional’s favour.
The Reds lead the tie by three wins ahead of the 38th encounter against Flamengo.
Internacional were especially dominant in matches at Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda where they won 12, drew 4 and lost only 3 of 19 games.
Internacional vs Flamengo: Prediction
The rock-solid defense is Internacional’s main strength. The team boasts by far the best defensive record in the entire league.
They are particularly tough to break down on the home pitch where they shipped just two goals in ten outings.
Their home record is seven wins and three draws and the team will come into the derby with Mengao having kept as many as seven consecutive clean sheets (both home and away).
Knowing that Mengao failed to break the deadlock against the likes of Ceara, we just have to fancy the 2.25 odds offered for the hosts to keep their net untouched here.
Obviously, the Under 2.5 goals FT is a must-take bet at 1.50.
Internacional vs Flamengo: Bet Tips
Internacional to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50.