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The Série A match at Arena Corinthians on Thursday sees home side Corinthians play Palmeiras.
Our Corinthians v Palmeiras tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest match odds.
Corinthians will play in this fixture following a 2-2 Série A drawn result vs Botafogo.
In that match, Corinthians had 60% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Corinthians, goals were scored by Fágner (12') and Jô (90'). At the other end, Botafogo had 13 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Bruno Nazário (22') and Salomon Kalou (75') scored for Botafogo.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Corinthians haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Timão have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 7 goals along the way. Regardless, we must now wait to see whether the trend might continue on in this next match or not.
Taking a look at their past results, Corinthians:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Palmeiras in their last 2 matches.
- haven't won against Palmeiras in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Palmeiras go into this meeting following on from a 1-2 Série A win against Red Bull Bragantino in their previous game.
In that match, Palmeiras had 62% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Palmeiras, the goals were scored by Veron (69') and Willian (90'). At the other end, Red Bull Bragantino got 19 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Cláudinho (54') was the scorer for Red Bull Bragantino.
Palmeiras have seen success in front of goal leading up to this encounter, scoring 8 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Verdão have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same clashes.
Going into this contest, Palmeiras have left without a victory over Corinthians in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 13/07/2017 shows us that Corinthians have won 3 of these and Palmeiras 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
In all, 13 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 from Timão and 5 netted by Verdão. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league fixture between these sides was Série A match day 32 on 09/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Palmeiras 1-1 Corinthians.
In that game, Palmeiras had 47% possession and 21 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer was Bruno Henrique (94').
Corinthians got 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Míchel Macedo (92') was the scorer.
The referee was Vinicius Goncalves Dias Araujo.
Team News: Corinthians
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Corinthians gaffer Tiago Nunes to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group of players. Ruan Oliveira (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t play.
In our view, Timão could use the 4-2-3-1 formation in the match, handing starts to Cassio, Lucas Piton, Carlos Gilberto Nascimento Silva, Danilo Avelar, Fagner, Guilherme Camacho, Víctor Cantillo, Luan, Ángelo Araos, Mateus Vital and Jo Alves.
Team News: Palmeiras
Due to a mostly available group, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Palmeiras gaffer Vanderlei Luxemburgo to be concerned with. Vinicius Silvestre (Thumb Injury) misses out for this game.
We reckon that Verdão seem most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 formation, going with Weverton, Mayke, Luan, Gustavo Gomez, Matías Viña, Zé Rafael, Patrick de Paula, Gabriel Menino, Wesley, Luiz Adriano and Lucas Lima.
We feel that Corinthians will need things to go their way to score against this Palmeiras side who we reckon will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore expecting a narrow 0-1 advantage for Palmeiras at full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Corinthians (48,000)
Captain: Cássio Ramos
Chairman: Andrés Navarro Sanchez
Manager: Tiago Nunes
Competitions: Série A position 9
🔑 Star Player: Jô
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Jô was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Corinthians in the 2003 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign to date from a total of 7 appearances.