Internacional take on the visitors Chapecoense-SC at “Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda” in the matchday six of the Brazilian Serie A. The game will be played in Porto Alegre on Tuesday, May 22nd.
With only five rounds behind, Internacional’s key problem in this season’s Serie A can be stated already: inability to score goals. The team has managed to score only two goals for 450 minutes of football and both of them happened in the opening tackle against the rival from the bottom of the standings. The elite division returnee has not scored a single goal across five official battles, covering four encounters conducted within the elite division and 0:2 defeat from Vitoria in the Copa do Brasil. It should be noted that Internacional usually succeed with a minimal margin, for example, they have won only six out of 16 recent fights played in the Serie A and five of those victories were with a slim margin. In addition to the mentioned above, Odair Hellmann will not be able to engage the main line-up in the forthcoming clash and will be forced to use the reserve squad as well as to rearrange the attacking line which won’t facilitate its effectiveness for sure.
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Meanwhile, Chapecoense-SC are doing much better in this season comparing to their upcoming rival. “Chape” has been staying unbeaten across last four encounters played despite the tough calendar, in particular, it earned 0:0 draw against Palmeiras on the road and 3:2 victory over Flamengo RJ at its own turf. Besides, the club promoted to the quarter-final stage of the Copa do Brasil, having knocked out one of the strongest teams of the country - Atletico-MG in penalty shoot-out. In other words, “Verdao” recorded six-match undefeated streak which also covers three clean sheets. Although the club participated in additional battle this mid-week, it shouldn’t affect its physical conditions as it is only the start of the season. But it is worth mentioning that Chapecoense-SC failed only once in 15 recent battles conducted in the Serie A. As for the away statistics, the side earned seven losses in 19 games played on the road which is not so bad.
Internacional have not managed to score a single goal in last five head-to-heads against Chapecoense-SC. In this season the visitors look tough while “Colorado” hasn’t used to the elite division tempo yet, producing humble performance, thus, I do not believe that it will manage to thrash “Chape”.
Prediction for the match: Chapecoense-SC to win with +1.0 Asian handicap.