Santos vs Internacional
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 10 June 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Urbano Caldeira, Sao Paulo.
Santos head into this game after a positive week and they would be looking to get yet another good result here as Internacional visits them.
Just a week ago, it appeared as if Jair Ventura would lose his job as Santos manager after a really poor start to the season. But his players have relieved some of the pressure by beating Victoria 5-2 before earning a respectable 1-1 draw against Corinthians in their last game.
The hosts are still 15th on the league table, although they have a game in hand. A poor result in this game could see the fans turn on the manager again, and that would be on the minds of their players when they take to the field in this game.
Internacional, on the other hand, have made a strong return to the top flight after playing last season in the Brazilian second division. They currently have 16 points from ten games and they would be eager to make that better in this game.
Internacional are, however, not the best travellers as they have won just one in seven away games, and four of those matches have ended in defeats for them.
The sides last met in 2016, with Santos beating Internacional 2-1 in their home leg of a Brazilian Cup clash but eventually going out after losing 2-0 away from home.
Santos vs Internacional: Head-to-head
Santos lead the head to head tie by a single win coming into their 39th encounter with Internacional.
It’s been two years since these two sides last played each other. Internacional went through to the next round in the Copa do Brasil tie back then, winning 3-2 on aggregate.
Inter were the more successful outfit in the most recent history winning three of last four head to head affairs with Peixe.
Santos only lost 3 of 18 hone matches against Internacional.
Santos vs Internacional Predictions
It will be very interesting to see if Santos will be able to capitalize on the most recent successes and complete the week with another victory on Sunday evening. It will be anything but an easy task for the hosts considering Inter’s impressive form of late. In all, we do expect a very tight contest which could be decided by one or even none goals. This is why we see the Under 2.5 goals FT as the best of the betting options, set at the odds of 1.57 here.
Braver tipsters can chase the 5.00 longshot backing the draw at the half time and Santos’ win at the end of the match.