Atlético PR and Internacional measure strength in Estadio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, in a match for this phase of the Copa do Brasil (Finals). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 games won 3, drew 1 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, in 14 -07-2019, for Serie A, Atlético PR won by (1‑0). Vitinho (89 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams have significantly different results at home and abroad.
Atlético PR :
The home team reaches this stage of the Copa do Brasil (Finals) after having played previous qualifiers with: Grêmio, Flamengo and Fortaleza. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 22 suffered; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in his stadium, with 17 goals scored and 8 suffered. In the last match he played, for Serie A, he tied with Santos out for (1‑1). In their last 10 home games Atlético PR records 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. In 15 games, he only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Athletico-PR comes from a heroic classification against the Grêmio and is motivated for this confrontation. To be playing at home in this first leg, the locals must have the initiative, to build a good advantage on the scoreboard and arrive without problems to the game back, away from home. We expect a bold local team, the one that looks for attack movements from the beginning. The coach must not have significant absences for this match.
Until reaching this phase of the Copa do Brasil (Finals), the visiting team eliminated: Cruzeiro, Palmeiras and Paysandu. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. In the last match he played, for Serie A, he won São Paulo at home by (1‑0). In its last 10 away matches, the International records 4 wins and 6 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 29 of their last 61 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 42 in 61 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: he opened the scoring in 12 of his last 15 games, of these 12 he came to rest in advantage in 7 and managed to keep the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 9. There are 2 periods stand out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: he scored 8 of his 15 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 17 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The International has the dream of winning the second title in the competition, so he knows that he must play very carefully in this first game, in order to leave the field with a good result. Visitors have the advantage of playing at home in the return game, so it is essential that they get at least one draw in this first game. Apparently, the International must mark strong defensively and try to close the spaces to the owners of the house. The coach must not have significant absences for this match.