On Thursday, Internacional drew a thick line under the continental table as they thrashed 9th October at home. Play-off qualification is secured, and now it’s time for Serie A. The local side come to the visit of visitors from Goiania with a lacklustre run of four draws in a row. At this rate, even a place in the top 10 would be a blessing in disguise for the home side.
A home win against Coritiba saw Atletico improve their position slightly. Now the visiting team are no longer such hopeless outsiders, although 19th place is a big concern. If last season’s ‘low’ style of play produced good results, the Goianiense defence is now struggling at the seams. Alas, Atlético have yet to shift their focus to attack.
Statistics of head-to-head encounters
In the last four rounds, the home team have been at peace with their opponents.
In their 2/3 encounters, the opponents have also played out a draw. And in both cases, the scoreboard remained untouched.
“Atlético Gojaniense is the lowest team in the league. In seven rounds, the visiting team has drawn 6 times, scoring just 5 goals in that span.
Porto Alegre Internacional vs Atletico Goianense. Outcome cf. 2,26
The visiting team threw all their energy into the South American Cup. OK, Atletico won their group stage, but what about the threat of relegation from Serie A. Last season, the trip to Porto Alegre was a success for Atlético. I’m sorry, but I can’t believe it will be the same this spring. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet app download.
The home team do indeed look the clear favourites for this pairing. I see no point in arguing with the bookies here.