The Brazilian Internacional will play on the road against the Peruvian Melgar in the first leg of the 1/4 finals of the Sudamericana Cup. The meeting will take place on August 4 in Arequipa, starting at 23:15 GMT.
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Copa Sudamericana 2022
Melgar defeated Deportivo Cali in the 1/8 finals, while the Brazilian side of Serie A defeated Colo Colo with a total score (4-3).
Melgar won two of two victories in the Peruvian top division, beating the Technical University of Cajamarca (1-0) last Friday.
Melgar currently has an impressive 14 win streak in their last 15 home games.
Meanwhile, Internacional returned to victory in Brazil’s Serie A, beating Atlético Mineiro (3-0) last time.
Prior to that, they had a three-game winless streak, two draws and one loss during that time.
Internacional, who eliminated Colo Colo in the round of 16 of the Copa Sudamericana, have not won any of their last four away games, losing twice and drawing twice after beating Goias (2-1).
The team will be left without Leonel Galeano, Johnny Vidales and Pedro Ibáñez, who are out due to injuries.
Injured: Leonel Galeano, Johnny Vidales, Pedro Ibáñez.
Caio Vidal, Rodrigo Moledo, Taison and Alan Patrick are all recuperating from injuries and will sit out this weekend’s game.
Injured: Caio Vidal, Rodrigo Moledo, Taison, Alan Patrick.
🔴⚫ Nuestro primer equipo entrenó esta mañana con la mentalidad puesta en Internacional este jueves 4 a las 5:15 pm 💪 pic.twitter.com/BDwqz96Cli
— FBC Melgar (@MelgarOficial) August 2, 2022
|Melgar win 2.44||Draw 3.26||Internacional win 2.92|
It is obvious that at home Melgar will not lose at least. Yes, and Internacional is unlikely to be very upset if the first match ends, for example, in a draw.
Prediction for the match: draw at 3.26. Both teams to score for 1.92.