Athletico-PR vs Internacional
Stadium: Ligga Arena
Athletico Paranaense has now gone nine games without losing in the Brasileirão. The last fixture was against Flamengo, and although many expected the Cariocas to win, the truth is that Athletico won 3-0 and remained undefeated. Back home, the Hurricane wants to beat Internacional, extend its unbeaten run to ten games, and climb into the top six places. Athletico-PR's goal of qualifying for the Copa Libertadores remains open.
Internacional also won in the last round and, unlike its opponent, ended a run of ten games without a win in the Série A. The sensational Copa Libertadores campaign has led the team to prioritize South America's most important competition over the Brazilian championship. The Colorado will be looking to pick up a point at the Ligga Arena, a difficult stadium to play for any team.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Vitor Roque, Fernandinho, and Canobbio return to the team after missing the Flamengo match; the first two were absent due to punishment. Arturo Vidal won't return this season, as he suffered a severe injury on international duty with the Chilean national team. Athletico has drawn its last two home games, against Fluminense and Atlético Mineiro, and will be looking to return to winning ways at home. Only Grêmio has beaten the Paranaenses away in the league, which shows how strong the Hurricane is at the Ligga Arena.
The Colorado finally managed to win in the Série A and is now in 12th place, the last position that grants access to next season's Copa Sudamericana. Inter is through to the Copa Libertadores semi-finals, where it will face Fluminense. However, unless the team drastically changes its performance in the Série A, a place in the next Copa Libertadores is unlikely. Away from home, the Gaúchos have only managed two wins, but in their last two outings, they haven't conceded a goal, managing two draws to nil. Another away draw in this match wouldn't be a bad result for Internacional.
Expert Betting Tips
Athletico-PR is the favorite for this match. The team is confident, strong at home, and has one special player, Vitor Roque. I will bet that he is going to score a goal against Internacional. This player is capable of scoring 15 to 20 goals in the league. He has scored 11 times so far in the Série A.