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Corinthians face off with guests Fluminense at Arena Corinthians in the Serie A game on Thursday.
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Corinthians will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 0-2 Serie A victory over Botafogo.
In that match, Corinthians had 54% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Corinthians, the goals were scored by Juan Cazares (34') and Mateus Vital (95'). At the other end, Botafogo got 9 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Under three goals per match were scored during 5 of the past 6 meetings where Corinthians have been involved. In terms of the goal attribution in this period, opposition teams scored a total of 1 and Timão totted up 6.
Looking at their past form shows that Corinthians:
- have not beaten Fluminense in their last 4 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Fluminense will go into the encounter after a 1-2 Serie A win with the defeat of Flamengo in their most recent match.
In that match, Fluminense had 28% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Fluminense, goals were scored by Luccas Claro (55') and Yago Felipe (93'). For their opponents, Flamengo had 19 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Giorgian De Arrascaeta (40') scored for Flamengo.
Fluminense have been dangerous up front of late, scoring 8 times in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Tricolor have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same matches. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, though.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes going back to 15/11/2017 tells us that Corinthians have won 2 of these & Fluminense 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
15 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 of them for Timão and 8 created by Tricolor. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Serie A match day 10 on 13/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Fluminense 2-1 Corinthians.
That time, Fluminense managed 48% possession and 15 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Nenê (8', 88').
For their opponents, Corinthians got 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Mateus Vital (95') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Bráulio da Silva Machado.
Team News: Corinthians
Danilo Avelar (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Léo Santos (Bruised Knee) won’t be playing for Corinthians manager Vágner Mancini. Ramiro is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Fluminense
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, Fluminense boss Marco Marcão does not have any fitness concerns at all before this match.
We believe that Fluminense should get enough chances to put a goal past this Corinthians team, but that might not be enough to avoid a loss.
We can see both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Corinthians when the full-time whistle blows. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Corinthians (48,000)
Captain: Cássio Ramos
Chairman: Andrés Navarro Sanchez
Manager: Vágner Mancini
Competitions: Serie A position 9
🔑 Star Player: Everaldo
Normally used in the Left Wing position, Everaldo was born in Olinda, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Fluminense in the 2018 season, the gifted Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Série A 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 9 appearances.