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The Serie A tie at Estádio Urbano Caldeira on Wednesday will see home team Santos go up against Corinthians.
All Santos v Corinthians match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Santos are hoping to win again after their last result, the 2-0 Serie A victory versus Coritiba.
In that match, Santos had 56% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Santos, goals were scored by Marinho (37') and Marcos Leonardo (83'). For their opponents, Coritiba had 8 shots on goal with 3 on target.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Santos have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Peixe have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 11 goals in the process.
Their past results show that Santos:
- have not lost a league tie with Corinthians in their previous 6 matches.
- haven't beaten Corinthians in their last 2 matches in the league.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Flamengo in Serie A action, Corinthians will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Corinthians managed 34% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Corinthians was Léo Natel (20'). Flamengo had 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Willian Arão (10') and Gabriel Barbosa (55') scored for Flamengo.
Looking at their form, and Corinthians have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals in all. Defensively, Timão have been far from perfect. Let’s find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Looking at their past form shows that Corinthians:
- have not registered a win against Santos in away games against them for the last 5 league games. Not the best of away records.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head meetings going back to 10/09/2017 shows that Santos have won 3 of these and Corinthians 0, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
An aggregate of 8 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 of them from Peixe and 2 for Timão. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.33.
The last league clash between the two was Serie A match day 14 on 07/10/2020 when it ended Corinthians 1-1 Santos.
That time, Corinthians had 61% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Danilo Avelar (45').
On the other side, Santos had 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Madson (11') was the scorer.
The referee was Marcelo de Lima Henrique.
Team News: Santos
Raniel (Unknown Injury) and Carlos Sánchez (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Santos manager Alexi Cuca.
Team News: Corinthians
Corinthians boss Vágner Mancini has to choose a team with limited availability. Jemerson (Twisted knee), Danilo Avelar (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Juan Cazares (Thigh Muscle Strain) miss out here.
Our feeling is that Corinthians will likely be able to get a goal against this Santos side, although that may not quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We can see both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Santos after the 90. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Urbano Caldeira (16,068)
Captain: Alison Lopes Ferreira
Chairman: José Carlos Peres
Manager: Alexi Cuca
Competitions: Serie A position 9, Copa Libertadores (Final)
🔑 Key Man: Marinho
Typically deployed in the Right Wing position, Marinho was born in Penedo, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Fluminense in the 2008 season, the talented Forward has scored 17 league goals in the Série A 2020 season so far coming from a total of 25 appearances.