Thursday sees Internacional take a trip to Estadio Monumental de la UNSA for a head-to-head encounter with their hosts Melgar in this upcoming Copa Sudamericana match. Showdown scheduled for August 5, 2022 01:15 EAT.
The hosts currently sit top of the Group B standings with 12 points from 6 matches played. Of the 6 games played the won in 4 and lost in 2. In their last five fixtures, four wins and only one loss was recorded. They’ve been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 5 goals on the way.
Pablo Lavallén’s side will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 2-1 Copa Sudamericana victory vs Deportivo Cali. In that match, Melgar got 54% possession, 20 shots with 7 of them on target and goals scored by Bernardo Cuesta (58′, 73′). Deportivo Cali had 6 shots with 5 of them on target and a goal scored by Santiago Mosquera (97′).
The visitors currently sit top of the Group E standings with 12 points from 6 games played. Three wins and two draws were recorded in their last five fixtures. Of the 6 games played, they won in three and drew in three matches. They scored 12 times therefore yielding them a goals per game average of 2.
Mano Menezes’s men will hope for similar results following on a 3-0 Serie A win in the defeat of Atlético Mineiro in their last game. In that game, Internacional managed 31% possession, 9 shots with 3 of them on target and goals scored by Maurício (7′, 30′) and Wanderson (24′). Atlético Mineiro had 21 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
Melgar vs. Internacional head-to-head
This will be the first encounter between these two teams.
- Melgar 1-0 Cajamarca
- Melgar 1-0 Huancayo
- Melgar 0-1 Sporting Cristal
- Mannucci 0-1 Melgar
- Melgar 2-1 AD Cali
- Internacional 3-0 Atletico Mineiro
- Palmeiras 2-1 Internacional
- Internacional 3-3 Sao Paulo
- Paranaense 0-0 Internacional
- Internacional 1-0 America FC MG
Melgar team news
Pablo Lavallén will have a fully fit squad ahead of this fixture.
Internacional team news
Mano Menezes will have a fully fit squad ahead of this fixture.
Prediction and Odds
Internacional and Melgar are both capable of scoring here.
- Both teams to score
- Goals over 2.5