Atlético PR and Internacional meet at Estádio Joaquim Américo Guimarães, in a match for the 10th round of Serie A. The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, who won 2 in the last 4 matches. tied 1 and lost 1. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 19-07-2018, for Serie A, the two teams tied by (2-2). Raphael Veiga (44 ‘) and Paulo André (59’) scored the goals of the match, for Atlético PR, and William Pottker (13 ‘) and Wellington Silva (78’), for Internacional. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 12th and 4th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 8th ranked in home games and the 16th as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 12 th position, with 10 points won. In their last match, they lost with Goiás by (2-1), after in the previous match they lost by (1-0), in a match against Palmeiras. This is a team that usually plays better at home, where they have won 9 points, against only 1 out of 10. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Flamengo by (1-1). For the league, Atlético PR won 9 points out of 12 possible points, after 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 9 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 2 of their last 9 games for Serie A, of these 2 they reached the break in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 9 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
The Athletico Paranaense is doing a less than expected campaign in Serie A, is going through a negative moment, with 4 defeats in the last 5 rounds, and is looking for a recovery to go back up places in the leaderboard. The team has a good quality attack, which has scored 13 goals in 9 rounds and is the fourth most effective of the national championship, but its defense needs adjustments, suffered 12 goals and is the seventh weakest. Playing at home, as in Sunday’s game, the Athletico Paranaense is very strong, won 3 of their 4 games and scored 8 goals in those 4 games. For the game against Internacional, coach Tiago Nunes will have to rest some athletes, thinking about the return game of the quarterfinals of the Copa Brasil, next week.
After 5 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 16 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Bahia by (3-1), after in the previous match they have lost out in a match against Vasco da Gama, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have 1 point in away matches and 15 at their stadium, with 1 goal scored and 5 conceded in away matches, against 12 goals scored and 3 conceded at home. In the last match they played, for the Copa do Brasil, they lost with Palmeiras away by (1-0). In the last 4 away matches for the championship, the Internacional has 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 1 point out of 12 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 away matches. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there are 3 periods that stand out: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 7 of his 16 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘) and 6 of his 16 between (76′-90’).
The International is making a good campaign in the Serie A, comes from a great victory in its stadium, with a great exhibition, and goes in search of another positive result to remain among the first classified of the national championship. The team is characterized by a good balance between the offensive and defensive sectors, with 13 goals in 9 games, being the fourth best attack of the competition, and suffered 8 goals. Playing away from home, as in this Sunday’s match, the International has encountered enormous difficulties, accumulating 3 losses and 1 draw in 4 games played so far in the competition, and most worrying is the drop in offensive performance outside their domains . For the game against Athletico Paranaense, coach Odair Hellmann will not be able to count on defender Víctor Cuesta, due to his suspension, an important absence in the defensive sector, since this athlete is one of the best defenders of Serie A.