Internacional vs Flamengo
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 1st May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estádio José Pinheiro Borda (Porto Alegre).
Internacional had a shock to their start of the season. The team which had finished third in the league table last season was brought to their knees by a relegation-threatened squad from the same edition of the competition. It could be argued that Internacional was on the road, but it definitely was not the beginning the fans hoped for their team.
Flamengo picked up from exactly from where they had left things last season. The runner up to Serie A 2018, defeated Cruzeiro, who had qualified for the playoffs, in the first match-day. The team would look to make it two out of two, and considering the match is against Internacional, the win would really boost their confidence.
Internacional vs Flamengo Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the last eleven matches saw home wins.
- 20 of the last 25 wins went to the teams at home.
- The last three games at this venue had goals from both teams.
- Five of the last six encounters at this stadium saw the hosts taking the win.
Internacional vs Flamengo Prediction
Internacional lost their opening game in the season, and will certainly want to make up for it. H2h ties surely do point to such a result. Nine of the last eleven face-to-face meetings saw the home team taking the win, and a mammoth 20 of the last 25 wins went to the teams that hosted the tie. Going on, Internacional won five of the last six encounters at this venue and registered 11 of the last 12 wins. Importantly, Flamengo has won just once against this opponent, since 2003.
As trends suggest, the hosts do have the upper hand, and as such, they will push for a win. But Flamengo is no simple team. They finished second in the league table last season and will be gunning for a similar or better finish this time around. They realize the hosts are under pressure and will try to take advantage of it. Moreover, the last three h2h ties at this venue had both teams on the scorecard, and Flamengo managed to score two or more goals in four of their last five games.
Expect both teams to net goals this Wednesday.
Internacional vs Flamengo Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Internacional @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).