Cuiabá vs Internacional
Stadium: Arena Pantanal
Cuiabá, in 9th place with 48 points, hosts Internacional, in 11th with 46. Both teams are in a position that qualifies for the Copa Sudamericana, which in the Brasileirão is granted to the teams that finish between 7th and 12th in the table. No team has officially qualified for now, and neither Cuiabá nor Internacional is 100% out of danger of relegation.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
With a seven-point lead over 17th-placed Bahia, a Cuiabá win will ensure the team remains in the Série A and strengthens its position to qualify for the Copa Sudamericana. The Dourado is close to its main goal, which has always been to avoid relegation. Qualification for an international competition would be a bonus but fully deserved due to the excellent campaign of the Mato Grosso do Sul side. A victory against Internacional would be ideal for Cuiabá, but a draw could also serve both the main objective and the bonus. The team's top scorer, Deyverson, is back after serving a suspension.
The Colorado got a very important victory at home to RB Bragantino, a team that came to Beira-Rio with a chance of challenging for the title. Enner Valencia scored the match's only goal after 30 minutes through a penalty. The gap to the relegation zone is five points, with nine still to play. A draw against Cuiabá would be positive for the relegation battle. Still, a win would be important for qualification for the Copa Sudamericana, as Cruzeiro and Corinthians, in 13th and 14th respectively, have just two points less than the Gaúchos.
Expert Betting Tips
I'm leaning towards a draw in this encounter. I think it will be a balanced, tactical match and that both sides won't take too many risks. Either team will certainly want to win, but a draw could suit them both. A draw is always a risky bet, but so would any simple bet on this match, as both Cuiabá and Inter can win. The odds are high for any outcome; there is no clear favorite in the game.