Internacional vs Sao Paulo Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Brasileiro match between Internacional and Sao Paulo taking place on Thursday.

 
9:00am on Thursday 13th June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

Two prominent teams in the Brasileiro, Internacional and Sao Paulo, are set to clash at the Estadio Heriberto Hulse on Friday.

This exciting match promises to deliver high-quality football as both teams vie for important league points.

Current Form

Internacional

Recent form: WWWLDW

Internacional has had a solid start to June, winning three consecutive matches, including victories over Cuiaba in the Brasileiro and Real Tomayapo and Delfin in the Copa Sudamericana.

Key player Lucas Alario has been pivotal, scoring in the last two games to propel Internacional forward.

Sao Paulo

Recent form: LWDWWW

Sao Paulo, under new head coach Luis Zubeldia, has seen an impressive turnaround with eight wins and two draws in his first ten matches.

Their attacking prowess is evident, scoring 19 goals in this period, with notable contributions from Lucas Moura and Jonathan Calleri.

Head-to-Head

Historically, matches between Internacional and Sao Paulo have been closely contested.

Internacional has had a slight edge when playing at home, winning two of their last six home fixtures against Sao Paulo.

However, Sao Paulo's current form makes this encounter highly unpredictable.

Team News

Internacional

Internacional will be missing goalkeeper Ivan due to knee surgery and defender Gabriel Mercado due to suspension.

Additionally, key players like Sergio Rochet, Rafael Santos Borre, and Enner Valencia are on international duty.

Despite these absences, Eduardo Coudet's side remains strong, with Fabricio expected in goal and Alario leading the attack alongside captain Alan Patrick.

Probable Lineup

Fabricio; Mallo, Vitao, Renan, Rene; Mauricio, Fernando, Aranguiz, Wesley; Patrick; Alario

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo faces their own challenges with injuries to Pablo Maia (thigh) and Rafinha (broken leg), and Wellington Rato is doubtful due to an ankle issue.

They also have key players like James Rodriguez and Nahuel Ferraresi away on international duty.

Nonetheless, Zubeldia has a well-rounded squad with experienced players to fill the gaps.

Probable Lineup

Rafael; Moreira, Arboleda, Franco, Welington; Juan, Gustavo, Alisson, Ferreirinha; Moura, Calleri

Prediction

Both teams are in good form, making this match an exciting prospect. Given their recent head-to-head records and current form, a closely contested match is expected.

Internacional’s slight home advantage could play a role, but Sao Paulo’s attacking strength makes them formidable opponents.

Our Prediction: Internacional 2-2 Sao Paulo

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