Internacional and Fluminense meet at Estádio José Pinheiro Borda, in a match for the 22nd round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 08-16-2020, Fluminense won at home by (2 -1). The history of head-to-head matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 10‑11‑ 2019, for Serie A, Internacional won by (2‑1). William Pottker (35 ‘and 39’) scored the goals of the match, for Internacional, and Wellington Nem (72 ‘), for Fluminense. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 2nd place, with 36 points won, after 10 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home against Coritiba by (2‑2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Santos by (2‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 6 victories, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 9 victories, 4 draws and 2 defeats in their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 14 suffered. In their last match, for the Copa do Brasil, they lost an away to América Mineiro by (0‑1). In their last 10 home games for the championship the Internacional won 6 and tied 4, for which they won 22 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, he has not lost in his stadium for 10 games. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 9 of the last 10 matches they played for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 21 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Even before Eduardo Coudet’s departure, Internacional had already fallen in performance. With the arrival of Abel Braga, the hope was that things would improve, but that has not happened yet. The team lost the leadership of the Brazilian championship and was eliminated from the Brazil Cup by América-MG. Therefore, he needs a victory more than ever, even more so because he will play in his home stadium, at Beira-Rio.
The visiting team is currently in the 8th position, with 32 points won, after 9 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost at home to Grêmio by (0‑1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Palmeiras by (2‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have registered 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Fluminense won 11 points out of a possible 30, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 games they played as a visitor. The most frequent final result at half-time in their home league matches was 0‑1 (4 out of 10 matches). Their defense has not been very strong, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 21 games in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 9 games in which he conceded the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 10 away matches for this competition: they have scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (31’ ‑ 45 ‘); they have conceded 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (46’ ‑ 60 ‘).
The two defeats in a row ended up hurting Fluminense in their fight for a place in the Copa Libertadores. However, he is still at the top of the table, but he needs to win again so as not to risk losing more positions. So, he’s going to have to find some way to beat the International. The game is going to be difficult, but one positive point for the team is the fact that the rival is going through a negative moment.