Internacional vs Cruzeiro Prediction & Tips
Internacional and Cruzeiro meet in the Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borba (Beira-Rio) in a match of the third round of Brasileirao Série A. The record of recent direct confrontations favors the visiting team, who in the last 6 matches won 3, drew 1 and lost 2. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, 27-11-2016, ended with the International’s victory by (1-0). Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
Analysis of the International
Currently in 10th place, the home team has won 3 points so far. In the first round managed to win at home to Bahia by (2-0). In the next round, the final result was a defeat by (1-0) in the visit to Palmeiras. This is a team affected by the home factor, the stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 14 conceded, against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 home defeats, with 24 goals scored and 6 conceded. Internacional won 8, drew 1 and lost 1 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. In 15 games, he managed to turn the scoring in 2 of 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Internacional tends to act in a more patient manner, not launching so much attack to leave spaces behind and this style of play is fitting, since it did not suffer goals of Bahia, that is a team that usually presses enough their opponents in the first round and in the second round away from home against the strong team of Palmeiras, ended up losing 1-0, but did not give many spaces to what is considered the best squad in Brazil. The team is characterized by a rapid defensive recovery and has as brain the veteran D’Alessandro who is responsible for creating the plays and also has great quality in the standing balls, the problem is that when the athlete is well marked, the team loses a lot in offensive volume. For the clash with Cruzeiro, the team must maintain its style of game more patient and cadenci, mainly because it will face a team that needs few opportunities to shake the networks. For this match, coach Odair Hellmann still can not count on striker Rossi for injury and has at his disposal the great side Zeca who has just joined the club and is already registered in the national.
The visiting team is currently in 19th place, with no points won. In his debut he lost at home to Grêmio by (0-1). In the second round, lost out to Fluminense by (1-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with a total of 15 goals scored and 18 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, with a total of 32 goals scored and 6 conceded. In the last game that played, for the Copa Libertadores of America, won the Univ of Chile at home by (7-0). In the last 10 games as a visitor, Cruzeiro has won 4, drawn 3 and lost 3. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 43 of their last 69 matches ended with Less than 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he never got around to scoring in the four games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 20 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 9 of his 22 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Cruzeiro started very badly the Brazilian Championship, but has one of the highest quality teams in Brazil and remains one of the favorites to win the title, so much so that in the middle of the week thrashed Universidad de Chile with elastic 7 to 0 in the Copa Libertadores. The team has a very organized defense, a characteristic of its coach Mano Menezes, but the main asset is the great quality of its midfield that counts on athletes of extreme class like Thiago Neves and Rafinha that have the capacity to both accelerate the plays and to rate the game with an exchange of passes for possession of the ball. For the game against Internacional, the team should not expose itself so much to the attack, playing in a more patient way with exchanges of passes until the opportunities to score come, knowing that the opponent is very dangerous playing at home. For this confrontation, coach Mano Menezes should go to the field with maximum strength, having as only embezzlement the striker Fred who had a serious injury before the start of Serie A and will be away from 6 to 8 months.
Internacional – Cruzeiro FREE TIPS
Cruzeiro – Win @ 3.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90