Leaders Corinthians host relegation threatened Avai in Saturday’s Serie A clash. The hosts will be looking for a win that would all but kill the title race once and for all. Read on for our preview, tip and predictions.
Corinthians to win first half at 10/11
Corinthians to win 2-0 at 11/2
Pioneers Corinthians have transfer undermined Avai in Saturday’s Brazilian Serie An activity. With the season finding some conclusion, the two outfits will be edgy to get the three focuses here.
A win for the home side would everything except end the title race, with Corinthians at present holding a 7 point advantage at the summit with only 5 installations left to play. Fabio Carille’s men had begun to wobble at the best, however crucial consecutive wins recorded in the course of the most recent week against Palmeiras and Atletico PR individually now has Timão back on track.
There’s no questioning that the side have been the most grounded equip in the division this season and, if not surprisingly, they complete the activity off, they’ll be commendable champions. Corinthians figured out how to go unbeaten in the initial 19 games of the crusade, and on the premise of the last two games, look set to assemble another rushed to end what has been an essential battle.
Then, guests Avai could truly do with assembling a keep running of frame themselves, with a quick come back to Serie B looking up and coming. Leão da Ilha made an unpleasant begin to the battle, and while a 7 match unbeaten keep running over August and September had given fans trust, 5 routs from the 8 apparatuses going before it has the group looking dead and covered, 3 focuses hapless with time running out.
Following consecutive thrashings throughout the most recent week, it was declared that Claudinei Oliveira will leave the club toward the finish of the season, and it stays to be perceived how the news will influence the meeting camp. What is for sure, be that as it may, is that a 4-0 crush at Coritiba keep going time out and about scarcely breeds certainty in front of this trek to the pioneers.
This ought to be a happy with night for Corinthians. The Avai camp touches base with assurance low following poor outcomes and news of the administrator’s flight. While there are a couple of issues for the hosts to fight with, they should in any case have all that anyone could need to get the three focuses against a meeting side that has not kept a clean sheet in 10, yielding a normal of 1.7 goals a game all the while.
While the cost on the inside and out home win doesn’t precisely energize, backing Timão to lead at half-time looks a decent play. Corinthians have held the lead at the interim in half of their home association excursions this season, while Avai have been trailing at half-time in each of the 9 of their group vanquishes out and about. Back Corinthians to make a fast begin to the game while in transit to recording a 2-0 victory.
Corinthians are unbeaten in the last four meetings between the sides, winning two in the process.
Corinthians have held the lead at the interval in 50% of their home league outings this season whilst Avai have been trailing at half-time in all 9 of their league defeats on the road. Avai have not kept a clean sheet in 10 outings, conceding an average of 1.7 goals a game in the process.
Forward Jo is suspended, so Colin Kazim-Richards should start. With Goalkeepers Cassio and Walter unavailable, Caique will be the man inbetween the stick whilst Vilson and Marquinhos Gabriel miss out through injury.