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Fluminense arrive at Neo Química Arena on Thursday for the Serie A showdown with home side Corinthians.
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Corinthians will be wanting a better result here following a 1-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Sport Recife.
In that match, Corinthians had 66% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Sport Recife had 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Paulinho Moccelin (81') was the scorer for Sport Recife.
It has not been often in recent times that Corinthians have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Corinthians have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals in the process. Such a trend isn’t assured to follow through into this match, though.
Leading up to this clash, Corinthians:
- have not lost a league tie with Fluminense in their last 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
In their previous fixture, Fluminense drew 0-0 in the Serie A tie with Atlético Goianiense.
In that game, Fluminense had 52% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Atlético Goianiense had 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Fluminense have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 7 goals in all. In defence, Fluminense have been far from perfect.
Going into this encounter, Fluminense are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 23/08/2018 shows us that Corinthians have won 1 of them and Fluminense 4, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined sum of 15 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from Timão and 7 netted by Tricolor. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Serie A match day 7 on 27/06/2021 when the final score was Fluminense 1-1 Corinthians.
On that day, Fluminense had 46% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Juan Cazares (70').
Corinthians had 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Jô (37') scored.
The referee was Savio Sampaio.
Team News: Corinthians
The Corinthians manager Sylvio Sylvinho does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Fluminense
Due to a completely healthy group ready to go, the Fluminense manager Marco Marcão does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this game.
Our assessment here is that Fluminense will need to push hard to score against this Corinthians lineup who we think will be able to grind out a win.
We’re therefore expecting a very even contest with a 1-0 advantage for Corinthians at the conclusion of the game.
Let’s see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Neo Química Arena (48,000)
Captain: Cássio Ramos
Chairman: Duílio Monteiro Alves
Manager: Sylvio Sylvinho
Competitions: Serie A position 5
🔑 Star Player: Adson
Customarily played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Adson was born in Araguapaz, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Corinthians in the 2021 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Série A 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 12 appearances.