2019 Brazilian Serie A – Internacional vs Fluminense Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Internacional vs Fluminense kick off? Sunday 10th November, 2019 – 19:00 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Internacional vs Fluminense on? Premiere FC Brasil (Brazil)

Where can I stream Internacional vs Fluminense? Premiere Play

Where can I get tickets for Internacional vs Fluminense? https://internacional.superingresso.com.br/#!/apresentacao/c9b9842d999429cdf981dfefc7114c903e98c4b7

THE TEAM NEWS

INTERNACIONAL

  • Internacional suffered a second consecutive defeat on Thursday, losing away to Ceara (2-0) and entering a two-game losing streak. The Porto Alegre giants have won just once in their last five league matches (W1, D1, L3) and are on a three-game winless run – this negative run of results has put them outside of the 2020 Copa Libertadores qualification zone.
  • Rodrigo Dourado, Matheus Galdezani, Gustavo and Emerson have all been ruled out through injury. However, Inter should receive a nice boost considering two first-team regulars – Marcelo Lomba and Edenilson – will return to action after missing the midweek match against Ceara.

Expected starting XI: Marcelo Lomba; Heitor, Bruno Fuchs, Victor Cuesta, Uendel; Rodrigo Lindoso, Edenilson; Andrés D’Alessandro; William Pottker, Paolo Guerrero, Patrick

FLUMINENSE

  • Fluminense ended a five-game winless run on Thursday, defeating Sao Paulo 2-0 away from home. Despite the negative recent run, it’s worth noting Fluminense have lost just thrice in their last 10 Serie A matches (W4, D3, L3). Their recent two-game undefeated streak (W1, D1) has allowed them to leave the relegation zone.
  • Matheus Ferraz and Mascarenhas remain sidelined ahead of this match, and neither has a clear return date. Joao Pedro is out as well, while Rodolfo is suspended. The absence of Joao Pedro up front certainly hurts Fluminense, but they are not expected to make changes to the side that won against Sao Paulo earlier this week.

Expected starting XI: Muriel; Gilberto, Nino, Digão, Caio Henrique; Yuri Lima, Allan, Daniel; Ganso, Yony González; Marcos Paulo

THE PREDICTION

Internacional have scored just four goals over their last five league matches, and they have drawn blanks in every single defeat they have suffered over that span (W1, D1, L3). Fluminense have not fared much better over that span (W1, D2, L2) but they have the motivation of trying to avoid relegation. Considering both sides’ recent struggles and their motivations, this contest is likely to be extremely tight and that could translate into a low-scoring draw.

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