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The Série A meeting at Estádio do Maracanã on Sunday will see home side Fluminense welcoming opponents Corinthians.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Fluminense v Corinthians, scroll down including the latest game odds.
Fluminense won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 1-2 Série A defeat last time out to Flamengo.
In that game, Fluminense managed 47% possession and 18 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Fluminense was Digão (90'). Flamengo got 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Filipe Luis (8') and Gabriel Barbosa (34') scored for Flamengo.
Fluminense haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They have managed to rack up 9 during that period while also conceding a total of 7.
Their previous form shows that Fluminense:
- are unbeaten in the league by Corinthians in their previous 3 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Palmeiras in Série A action, Corinthians will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Corinthians managed 56% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, Palmeiras got 21 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Luiz Adriano (43') and Veron (65') scored for Palmeiras.
Corinthians have been effective going forward leading up to this encounter, scoring 9 times in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Tiago Nunes will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Timão have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same clashes. Such a trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, though.
Going into this contest, Corinthians haven't won against Fluminense in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 23/07/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with Fluminense winning 3 of those games, Corinthians 3 and 0 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined total of 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 from Tricolor and 7 created by Timão. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league clash between these sides was Série A match day 38 on 08/12/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Corinthians 1-2 Fluminense.
In that match, Corinthians had 59% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Gustavo (63').
Fluminense had 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Evanilson (8', 28') was the scorer.
The referee was Rodrigo D'Alonso Ferreira.
Team News: Fluminense
Fluminense manager Odair Hellmann will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this match owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
In our view, Tricolor will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation in the match, utilising Muriel, Egidio, Marcilio Nino Florencio, Luccas Claro, Calegari, Yuri, Hudson, Michel Araújo, Nenê, Fred and Marcos Paulo.
Team News: Corinthians
Thanks to a largely healthy group of players, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Corinthians boss Tiago Nunes to be concerned about. Ruan Oliveira (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re of the thinking that Timão seem likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation, starting the game with Cassio, Michel Macedo, Carlos Gilberto Nascimento Silva, Bruno Méndez, Sidcley, Víctor Cantillo, Guilherme Camacho, Mateus Vital, Luan, Romulo Otero and Jo Alves.
In our view, Corinthians will surely be able to score a goal against this Fluminense outfit, however that might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re tipping a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Fluminense by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Expecting it to be very competitive.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Maracanã (78,838)
Captain: Frederico Fred
Chairman: Mário Bittencourt
Manager: Odair Hellmann
Competitions: Série A position 8, Copa do Brasil (Fourth Round)
🔑 Key Player: Evanilson
Normally playing in the Striker position, Evanilson was born in Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Fluminense in the 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this Série A 2020 season to date in a total of 6 appearances.