Internacional vs Palmeiras Predictions

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Tip Reasoning

Thursday’s Brazilian Cup quarter final, second leg action sees Internacional doing battle with Palmeiras. The visitors will be looking to see through the 1-0 advantage they established in last week’s first leg between the two.

After putting in a strong campaign last season and with a team that ranks as one of Brazil’s strongest, Internacional are hopeful of competing on all fronts in the coming months. Nonetheless, they’ve got plenty of work to do if they are to remain in contention for the domestic cup, with a limp defeat in Sao Paulo last week putting them in a difficult position coming into this second leg.

Typically strong as hosts, not all hope is lost however and Inter arrival hopeful of turning the deficit they trail by around, given they’ve won their last 6 home matches overall. Having rested all of their starting XI in a weekend defeat to Atheltico PR, those taking to the pitch will do so in fresh condition but also knowing they’ll have to improve significantly on their performance against Palmeiras last week if they are to have any chance of advancing.

Meanwhile, it’s been business as usual for Palmeiras so far in 2019 and the side like as strong as ever. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men have thus far won their Copa Libertadores group, established a 3 point lead at the top of Serie A and will be looking to keep the ball rolling here by booking their place in the semi final of a competition they are the favourites to win.

Palmeiras have been in outstanding form in recent months and it’s clearly going to take some stopping them in what remains of the season. Verdao have huge quality in all areas of the pitch and unbeaten in 7 away games, they will be assured of their ability to see through their lead here in Porto Alegre.

Ultimately, we’re expecting a very tight game on Thursday considering what’s at stake. Inter are a strong home side, but Palmeiras are notorious for their ability to hold onto leads and to shut opponents out; traits they’ll be desperate to demonstrate once again on Thursday.

All things considered, we feel that backing the draw looks the best way to play as far as the betting is concerned and at current prices, that’s exactly where our money is going. Palmeiras have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 12 competitive matches and we think they’ll be able to so again here in a 0-0 stalemate.

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