Sunday’s Brazilian Serie A action features an interesting looking clash between Athletico PR and Internacional at the Arena da Baixada. Plenty of entertainment is expected to be in order as the two sides chase the 3 points on offer.
Currently 12th with just 10 points from 9 matches, Athletico PR aren’t really hitting the heights expected of them in Serie A so far this season and will be looking for improvement over the next few months. Though the side are currently contesting the quarter-finals of the Brazilian Cup and are into the last 16 of the Copa Libertadores, fans are demanding an upturn in league form and as such, those taking to the pitch here will be gunning for 3 points.
Athletico played well in their midweek cup clash with Flamengo, but couldn’t find the result to match their performance, drawing 1-1. Nonetheless, they still remain a powerful home outfit, having won 14 of their last 17 home games and said fact means confidence certainly won’t be low coming into Sunday’s clash.
Meanwhile, after a strong campaign last season, Internacional are once again looking a powerful force and have made a decent start to the Serie A campaign. After 9 matches, Colorado have 16 points; enough to have them in 4th place and in the Copa Libertadores qualification slots they are aiming to finish the year in.
Inter did fall to a 1-0 defeat away at Palmeiras in the first leg of their Brazilian Cup quarter final clash in midweek, but are still in said tie, which will be concluded in midweek. However, for now attention can only be on league action and Inter will be itching to maintain their strong start by picking up a positive result from this trip.
Ultimately, we’re expecting a very exciting game between two outfits that typically play in expansive manners. Both teams have real quality in attack and don’t tend to sit back, which should lead to fast paced game on an artificial pitch conducive to attacking football.
All things considered, backing both nets to be hit looks the best way to play as far the betting is concerned and is exactly where our money is going at current odds. When Athletico and Inter meet, sparks typically fly, with each of the last 3 meetings featuring goals at either ends and we think that streak could well be prolonged via a repeat scoreline of this fixture last season; namely a 2-2 draw
Thix fixture ended in a 2-2 draw last season. The last 3 meetings between the two have all seen goals at both ends.
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