Internacional host reigning champions Atletico Mineiro at the Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda on Sunday in the Brazilian Serie A.
Both teams have lost 2-1 in their previous games. First-placed Palmeiras beat Internacional, while Mineiro lost to second-placed Corinthians in a clash at the top of the table.
The hosts went three games without a league win and fell to seventh in the table. Atletico, on the other hand, have only won once in their last four league games and are fourth in the league table. They lead Internacional by two points.
After this game, both teams have continental commitments. Internacional meet Melgar in the quarter-finals of the Copa Sudamericana on Thursday, while Atletico are set to take on Palmeiras in a high-profile Libertadores clash on Wednesday.
Internacional vs Atlético Mineiro Head to head and key numbers
- The paths of the two teams have crossed 49 times since 1995. Internacional was the better team with 21 wins and 15 losses, while the remaining 13 games were drawn.
- Atletico have kept a clean sheet in their last three games against Internacional in all competitions, winning them all.
- Both teams have identical stats in the league this season, scoring 27 goals and conceding 20 each. Both have lost three games this season while Atletico have won one more game.
- Internacional have lost just once at home in the league this season, scoring in all but one of their nine games. Atletico, on the other hand, have suffered just one defeat in their travels and haven’t scored in just two of their nine games.
Internacional vs Atlético Mineiro Prediction
Internacional have scored six goals in their last five league games while Atletico have scored five goals. In four of the last five league games between the two teams, fewer than 2.5 goals have been scored. Both sides’ form suggests this game could be a few points affair.
Internacional have a decent home record while Atletico have been solid on their travels. Both sides have important continental first legs to think about next week. So you could opt to rest a few first-team players and settle for a point apiece here.
Forecast: Internacional 1-1 Atlético Mineiro.
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Internacional vs Atlético Mineiro Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result – To draw.
Tip 2: Goals – Over/Under 2.5 goals – Under 2.5.
Tip 3: At least one goal in the second half – Yes.
Tip 4: Yellow cards – Over/under 2.5 yellow cards – About 2.5.
Tip 5: Score internationally first – Yes.