Internacional vs Boca Juniors Betting Tips – Copa Libertadores: At the Beira-Rio, Inter and Boca will face each other in a match counting for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores’ round of 16.
Internacional vs Boca Juniors- The “Colorado” comes from another stumble for the Brazilian championship. This time they lost the chance to stick to the leaders Atletico Mineiro and São Paulo by not being able to go past a goalless draw against Atletico Goianiense.
To make matters worse, they saw Palmeiras and Santos tie their 37 points and threaten their stay in the G-4. Needless to say, the pressure on Abel Braga has increased even more, and most of the fans are already asking for the coach’s dismissal. Some of them are even putting up a campaign for the return of Lisca Doido to the technical command.
Inter will now have a very important match for the Copa Libertadores and, in case of a win, the mood can turn positive again.
They will host Boca Juniors for the first leg of the round of 16, which was postponed due to the death of Argentine idol Diego Armando Maradona. The second leg match will be played next midweek in Buenos Aires.
In the goaless draw against Atletico Goianiense, Abel Braga’s Internacional performed very poorly. Despite investing again in short transition attacks, the players were slow and spaced through the midfield sector.
Rodrigo Lindoso (replacing the injured Rodrigo Dourado) constantly retreated between defenders Victor Cuesta and Rodrigo Moledo to start off the 3 men exit to the attack, but the other midfielders wouldn’t get closer.
The defensive midfielder was triggered at all times in order to start the plays. He got 58 completed passes and missed just 8 throughout the match. However, the passes to the back and to the side, mainly with Rodrigo Moledo and Víctor Cuesta, were repeated way too much. The highest ball possession for Inter is quite misleading, since it was completely unproductive.
Patrick, D’Alessandro and Johnny did not talk to each other through the middle sector and connected few attacks with Yuri Alberto and Thiago Galhardo – who stood isolated up front.
The full backs Heitor (on the right) and Uendel (on the left), who could actually serve as escape valves, were not felt present in the offensive phase.
The Internacional who was the leader of the Brasileirão a few rounds ago seems more and more like a mirage. The high marking over the rivals and the verticality that characterized Eduardo Coudet’s team disappeared with Abel Braga.
Even the performance of the top scorer Thiago Galhardo fell, as he still haven’t scored under Abel’s command. In the match against Atletico, he even missed a penalty.
The slowness and difficulty in finishing were not the only problems. Besides the marking on the rival’s ball exit having disappeared, the team presented a lot of gaps between the sectors.
Inter ended up with the same ball possession as their opponent, however, they managed to make 347 passes against 229 of their opponents. They missed a total of 67 while Goiás missed 82. The “gauchos” finished the match with 11 shots made against 7 from Atletico.
For this next match against Boca Juniors, the midfielder Rodrigo Dourado is still in doubt. Another athlete who is still in doubt is the left back Moses. Coach Abel Braga, still recovering from Covid-19, should not be alongside the pitch.
Boca Juniors will travel to Porto Alegre to play an historic match with Internacional. It will be their first match in the Copa Libertadores after the death of the Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona.
Maradona had two spells with Boca Juniors. In the first, transferred from Argentinos Juniors, he made 40 appearances and scored 35 goals between 1981 and 1982. In the second one, back after spells in Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys, he scored 12 times in 34 matches.
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Internacional vs Boca Juniors Betting Tips:
Internacional has been playing very badly under Abel Braga’s management and in nothing reminds the intense team of the Eduardo Coudet era.
They will be facing a Boca Juniors side who will be eager to lift the Copa Libertadores trophy in honor of their eternal idol Diego Armando Maradona. In a match with a very emotional stamp, I believe that the athletes from Boca Juniors will play enough to achieve a good result at the Beira Rio.
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