2019 Brazilian Serie A – Internacional vs Athletico Paranaense Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Internacional vs Athletico Paranaense kick off? Friday 1st November, 2019 – 00:30 (UK)

Where is Internacional vs Athletico Paranaense being played? Estádio José Pinheiro Borda (Porto Alegre)

What are the expected weather conditions for Internacional vs Athletico Paranaense? Cloudy, 21c

What TV channel is Internacional vs Athletico Paranaense on? Premiere FC Brasil, TNT Brazil, Esporte Interativo Plus (Brazil)

Where can I stream Internacional vs Athletico Paranaense? TNT GO Brazil, Premiere Play (subscription required)

Where can I get tickets for Internacional vs Athletico Paranaense? Tickets won’t be sold online, but there are areas to purchase them. Source here.

THE TEAM NEWS

INTERNACIONAL

  • Internacional are coming off a hard-worked 3-2 away win over Bahia last time out but they have been extremely inconsistent of late – they have won just twice in their last five games (W2, D1, L2) and are W3, D3, L3 in their last nine Serie A matches. They currently sit in fifth place in the standings with 45 points but are within a four-point distance of the Top 4.
  • Rodrigo Dourado and Matheus Galdezani have been ruled out of this match through injury. Rodrigo Moledo recovered from his injury and he’s reportedly available for selection, while Andres D’Alessandro and Patrick are slated to return after a one-game ban.

Expected Starting XI: Marcelo Lomba; Heitor, Rodrigo Moledo, Víctor Cuesta, Zeca; Rodrigo Lindoso, Edenílson; Guilherme Parede, Andrés D'Alessandro, Wellington Silva; Paolo Guerrero

ATHLETICO PARANAENSE

  • Athletico currently sit in eighth place in the Serie A standings with 42 points and while they have lost just once in their last five league matches, they have also won just twice (W2, D2, L1). However, they enter this game on a three-game undefeated streak (W2, D1). Athletico-PR are coming off a 4-1 home win over Goias last time out.
  • Lucas Halter and Jonathan have both been listed as out ahead of this match. They are the only injury absentees, although manager Tiago Nunes has a few selection headaches trying to assemble his best starting XI. Khellven and Madson are vying to become the starting right-back, while Nikão will battle with Marcelo Cirino for a starting role up front.

Expected Starting XI: Santos; Madson (Khellven), Thiago Heleno, Léo Pereira, Adriano; Wellington, Bruno Guimarães, Léo Cittadini; Marcelo Cirino (Nikão), Rony, Marco Ruben

THE PREDICTION

These two sides are evenly matched and while both teams have won just twice over their last five Serie A matches, Athletico-PR are on a slightly better run of form during that five-match span. That shouldn’t be enough to mark much of a difference in the outcome of the contest. Internacional have looked quite strong at home (W9, D4, L1), but Athletico are undefeated in their last five on the road (W2, D3). Expect this game to end in a draw.

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