Corinthians vs Bragantino – Campeonato Paulista: The quarter-finals of the Campeonato Paulista are decided between Wednesday and Thursday night
With two of the favourites to advance having to reverse less positive score-lines gotten on the 1st leg.
That’s the case of Corinthians that, against Bragantino, ended up conceding 3 goals and go into this 2nd leg at a disadvantage.
Fábio Carille’s team might see some surprise on the fact that they’ve conceded 3 goals in that match, in comparison to the 8 goals they had conceded so far on this competition, but nothing that happened on that 1st leg can be considered a novelty.
On the 3 goals they’ve conceded, Corinthians showed the same defensive problems that have been affecting the team on this State Championship,
with the team struggling to organize their marking, the space they leave open between blocks and the problems against teams that explore their depth.
Their own manager is aware of that, acknowledging the little time he has had to try and figure out a new way to organize their pieces on the field.
Still, the problem on this 2nd leg match will also be offensively.
The team needs a 2-goals advantage to advance and despite having scored 19 goals on the group stage, their roster doesn’t present a real solution in the box, with their top scorers on this Paulista being the central defender Balbuena and the midfielder Jadson.
The veteran Emerson Sheik has been starting and he could be the solution here for the club.
Corinthians vs Bragantino – Betting Tip and Prediction:
As for Bragantino, that on the group stage also only conceded 8 goals, they have an unexpected advantage to manage.
I don’t think that the team will need to make big changes when it comes to their strategical behaviour for this match.
They will once again hand over the initiative to the opponent, trying to explore the transition moments to score. Each goal scored on this 2nd leg will put Bragantino closer to a great surprise.
But the most likely scenario is for us to see Corinthians managing to comeback, overcoming the difficulties.
|Corinthians AH -1.5||