Internacional vs Paraná Prediction and Betting Tips
- Updated: 19th August 2018
Internacional vs Paraná – Brazilian Serie A :On a match of the 19th round of the Brazilian Serie A, Internacional, that is fighting for the leadership
Hosts Paraná that is trying to leave the relegation zone, on a Beira-Rio that might have its best capacity of the year.
Internacional is coming off a dominating victory against Fluminense at the Maracanã by 3-0, which made the team not increase their disadvantage to the top spots, leaving the team in 3rd place with 35 points conquered, 3 points behind the league leaders.
Inter is coming off 3 consecutive victories. As hosts, they’ve played 8 matches and they didn’t lose a single one, getting 6 victories and 2 draws.
The manager Odair won’t be able to count with their defender Cuesta that is suspended, with Emerson Santos probably being his replacement.
Damião is still out and Jonathan Álvez is still starting, just like Zeca will also be out and Fabiano will take his place on the side.
Paraná is coming off a good draw, at least considering the circumstances, since they were a man down and ended up managing to tie the match on the final minutes at home against Botafogo,
but still, the point conquered didn’t get the team out of the last place of the competition, sitting there with only 14 points, 5 points behind the first team outside the relegation zone.
The team fired their manager Micale and hired Claudinei Oliveira, that has just arrived and already has a great challenge ahead of him.
The manager doesn’t count with some important players for this match, with them being Jesiel that returned to Atlético MG to treat his injury and Torito who is also out.
The team is winless for 4 matches, having 1 draw and 3 losses. As visitors, they have the worst campaign, without any victory, 1 draw and 7 losses.
This is a match where I can easily pick the favourites, and not only due to their positions on the league table, because there is a team that is lower on the table but that has been presenting good football, such as Ceará, Atlético PR and Bahia.
However, that’s not Paraná’s case, since this is a team that can’t find itself inside the pitch, doesn’t manage to score its goals, has a very fragile defence and, when they leave their home, they accept and are involved easily, allowing the opposing team to impose the rhythm.
As for Internacional, they are on a great moment of form, going against all the analysis of the press from Rio Grande do Sul that at the start of the competition said that the team would fight to avoid relegation,
and now we reach the end of the first half of the season, and they are fighting for the lead,
due to the good form of some players, especially 3: Patrick, Rodrigo Dourado and Nico López, who have been the pillars of this team, besides of course the duo of defenders.
Internacional vs Paraná – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I see a very strong Internacional, motivated after 2 victories away from home and with a packed Beira-Rio, the team from Paraná will hardly have enough to overcome this Inter.
I have two suggestions for this match, with one of them being Internacional to win the 1st half, that has slightly higher odds, and the one that I will pick here, that is Internacional AH -1,
and that I consider more comfortable, taking into consideration the fact that Inter usually struggles a bit to score against teams that play very tight, sometimes needing a full half to study the opposition and find the best path.
However, I like both bets, but I will choose the negative handicap in favour of Inter, that despite having lower odds, has a lot of value.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Internacional AH -1|