Corinthians vs Avaí – Brazilian Serie A :Corinthians hosts Avaí at the Allianz Arena this Saturday on a Brazilian Serie A’s match…
The truth is that Corinthians’ dreadful moment of form seems to be behind them now.
The leaders and likely champions of this Brazilian Serie A were having a horrible 2nd half of the season.
So horrible to the point of having the same amount of points as the teams on the relegation zone, during the 2nd half of the season. That has jeopardised that almost certain title and allowed the approach of Santos and Palmeiras.
But their great exhibition in the derby was precisely the turning point and the moment that defined Corinthians’ recovery.
Besides beating their rivals and on the last round beating Atlético Paranaense, Timão counted with the slip-ups of Santos and Palmeiras and increased their advantage in the lead once again.
Corinthians has 65 points and has an 8-point advantage over the 2nd placed team. For this match, Jô is the big absence on the side of the hosts.
Latest results – Corinthians/SP:
08.11.2017 D1 Atlético/PR 0-1 Corinthians/SP
05.11.2017 D1 Corinthians/SP 3-2 Palmeiras/SP
29.10.2017 D1 Ponte Preta/SP 1-0 Corinthians/SP
23.10.2017 D1 Botafogo/RJ 2-1 Corinthians/SP
18.10.2017 D1 Corinthians/SP 0-0 Grêmio/RS
15.10.2017 D1 Bahia/BA 2-0 Corinthians/SP
Latest results – Avai FC/SC:
08.11.2017 D1 Avai FC/SC 1-2 Bahia/BA
04.11.2017 D1 Coritiba/PR 4-0 Avai FC/SC
29.10.2017 D1 Avai FC/SC 2-2 Grêmio/RS
22.10.2017 D1 Ponte Preta/SP 1-2 Avai FC/SC
18.10.2017 D1 Avai FC/SC 1-1 Botafogo/RJ
15.10.2017 D1 Fluminense/RJ 1-0 Avai FC/SC
Big relegation candidate since the beginning of the season, Avaí even gave out a good reply on the 2nd half of the season. The team from Santa Catarina dreamed of escaping relegation when they had an incredible positive streak.
However, the inconsistency took over Avaí once again and the team has sunk in the relegation zone once more.
Avaí is currently second-to-last with 35 points gained. All is not lost, but they are already 3 points behind the first team outside the relegation zone.
Curiously, Avaí won more away from home than at the Ressacada.
Corinthians vs Avaí – Betting Tip and Prediction:
They got 5 wins away from home against 3 victories at home. Still, Avaí’s form doesn’t suggest to me that they’ll be able to withstand the pressure Corinthians impose as hosts.
Of course that Jô’s absence should have an impact but I believe that Corinthians has enough to score at least 2 goals here.
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