Internacional and Cruzeiro meet at Estádio José Pinheiro Borba (Beira‑Rio), in a 2nd leg match for the Copa do Brasil (Semi‑finals). Internacional got an away win by (0‑1) in the previous 1st leg match. The head‑to‑head history at this stadium, favours the home team, since in the last 4 head‑to‑heads they won 3 and tied 1. Accordingly, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, for the Serie A, on 12‑05‑2019, Internacional won by (3‑1). Nonato (32′ ), P. Guerrero (56′ ) and Rodrigo Moledo (83′ ) scored for Internacional and Dedé (36′ ) for Cruzeiro. Both teams register significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth attention.
Internacional VS Cruzeiro
05 September 2019 – 01:30
Copa do Brasil
05 Sep – 01:30
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Internacional
After the away win by (0‑1), the home team comes to this 2nd leg match with an advantage of 1 goal. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 10 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 9 conceded. They come to this match after a home win against Botafogo by (3‑2). Internacional has won 6, tied 3 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 4 of their 15 matches, and have never been able to turn the score around.
Having achieved a great result away from home when, seizing the oportunity, they beat their opponent by 1-0, the Internacional team will have the advantage of playing for a draw in front of their fans in this return game. In order to qualify for the final, Internacional must enter the field very closely and try to score goals to increase their advantage. The coach should go to the field at full force.
Analysis of Cruzeiro
After the home loss in the 1st leg, the away team comes to this 2nd leg with a disadvantage of 1 goal and the hard task of having to come back from a negative result in an away match. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 13 conceded. In their last match, for the Serie A, they got a home win against Vasco da Gama by (1‑0). In the last 10 away matches Cruzeiro has tied 6 and lost 4. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 13 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have never been able to turn the score around. In the last 20 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 9 of their 25 goals between minutes (76’‑90′).
Cruzeiro will have a very difficult mission ahead and will need to show something more on the field to achieve their goal, which is a victory. Because it is a game away from home, Cruzeiro will have to mark the other team hard and at the same time find spaces to counterattack. We look forward to a very focused visiting team looking to surprise in the counterattacks. The coach should not have major missing players for this confrontation.