Aiming to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat across all competitions, Atletico Goianiense welcome Internacional to the Estadio Antonio Accioly on Tuesday.
On the other hand, the away side make the journey to Goiania looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league which stands at five games.
Atletico Goianiense were on the receiving end of a 2-0 loss against Cortiba when the teams faced off at the Estadio Couto Pereira on Sunday.
Jorginho’s men fell behind to Alef Manga’s opener on the stroke of half time before Fabricio Daniel put the game to bed five minutes into the second half.
With 22 points from 26 league games so far, the Dragons remain 19th in the Brasileiro table and have now fallen six points adrift of safety.
Coming up next is the challenge of an opposing outfit who have lost just one of the most recent seven meetings between the sides since 2020.
Having recently suffered a first defeat on home turf since July, Tuesday’s hosts will be keen to get themselves back on track in front of their fans.
Internacional made it three home wins on the bounce with a narrow 1-0 triumph over Cuiaba at the Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda on Saturday.
Mano Menezes’s men broke the deadlock midway through the second half courtesy of Alexandre Alemao’s strike, and that was enough to get the job done.
As a result, Celeiro de Ases now sit second in the league table, eight points behind leaders Palmeiras with 12 games left to play in the ongoing campaign.
Currently on a run of one victory from their last eight matches on the road, Tuesday’s visitors will need to turn their away fortunes around to stand any chance of taking the title race down to the wire.
Internacional’s Alexandre Alemao has scored in each of his last two appearances and now sets out to continue his hot streak in front of goal.
Maciel Wanderson will be looking to deliver the goods for the away side once again having found the back of the net in the last edition of Tuesday’s fixture.
Emerson Santos is yet to feature for Atletico Goianiense this term due to a long-term knee injury, and the 27-year-old is a guaranteed absentee for this one.
Goalkeeper Ronaldo continues to battle with a muscle problem, while the Brazilian Ramon Menezes is still a long way off making his return to action.
Atletico Goianiense possible starting lineup:
Renan; Junio, Klaus, Wanderson, Hayner; Willian, Edson; Luiz, Shaylon, Wellington; Ricardinho
Internacional possible starting lineup:
De Sousa; Rene, Mercado, Vitao, Bustos; Johnny, Gabriel, Alan; Mauricio, Alexandre, Wanderson