Corinthians vs Fluminense: On their debut in the Brazilian Serie A,
Corinthians hosts Fluminense this Sunday on the 1st round.
We can say that we are upon two teams that have surprised during the first semester.
Some may say how did Corinthians surprise, since they were Brazilian champions and had won the state championship last year, by defending their title? Simple.
The team lost half of their starters, didn’t make any big-name signings and it was considered to be highly unlikely for them to repeat their campaigns of last year.
But they’ve made it. Their football isn’t exciting once again. They started off shaky, but they’ve reacted and have won the Campeonato Paulista’s title, for the 2nd consecutive time, something that hadn’t happened for a lot of years.
On the Brazilian Serie A, the team now comes with higher expectations on them after that title.
Latest results – Corinthians/SP:
08.04.2018 SP Palmeiras/SP 0-1/p.3-4 Corinthians/SP
31.03.2018 SP Corinthians/SP 0-1 Palmeiras/SP
28.03.2018 SP Corinthians/SP 1-0/p.5-4 São Paulo/SP
25.03.2018 SP São Paulo/SP 1-0 Corinthians/SP
22.03.2018 SP Corinthians/SP 2-0 Bragantino/SP
18.03.2018 SP Bragantino/SP 3-2 Corinthians/SP
Latest results – Fluminense/RJ:
11.04.2018 CSA Fluminense/RJ 3-0 Nacional Potosí
29.03.2018 RJ Fluminense/RJ 2-3 Vasco da Gama/RJ
25.03.2018 RJ Fluminense/RJ 3-0 Botafogo/RJ
22.03.2018 RJ Fluminense/RJ 1-1 CR Flamengo/RJ
18.03.2018 RJ Cabofriense/RJ 1-1 Fluminense/RJ
15.03.2018 Cup Avai FC/SC 1-0 Fluminense/RJ
Fluminense has struggled with some of Corinthians’ problems as well. But on a much higher magniuted. Flu has suffered a dismantle of the little quality they had from last year.
And without the ability to invest, they banked on the continuity of the manager Abel Braga and on Xerém’s youth.
And the surprise is that, even against most forecasts, they were able to reach the semi-finals of the Campeonato Carioca.
Corinthians vs Fluminense – Betting Tip and Prediction:
And they debuted with a good victory midweek on the Copa Sudamericana.
Still, I have the impression that is not much for Flu. Corinthians isn’t exciting, that’s true, but they are a pragmatic team that knows how to play like that.
Debuting on the Arena against Corinthians seems to be a very tough task for Fluminense right now.