Corinthians hosts Vitória in the 21st matchday of the Brazilian First Division.
Corinthians’ form is so good, but really so good, that even without playing, the team has maintained and technically increased the huge lead they already had in the league table.
Corinthians didn’t play because Chapecoense had to travel to play friendlies abroad so they couldn’t play the match on its proper date.
Corinthians then had to sit back and watch on the TV as their main contenders slipped up on that same matchday.
The team has 47 points at the moment, 12 more than Gremio, who currently occupies the 2nd place of the league table.
Playing at home, Corinthians has an almost perfect record, with 7 wins and 3 draws, still unbeaten, and has scored 19 goals while only conceding 7.
Latest results – Corinthians/SP:
05.08.2017 D1 Corinthians/SP 3-1 Sport Recife/PE
02.08.2017 D1 Atlético Mineiro/MG 0-2 Corinthians/SP
30.07.2017 D1 Corinthians/SP 1-1 CR Flamengo/RJ
26.07.2017 CSA Corinthians/SP 2-0 Patriotas FC
23.07.2017 D1 Fluminense/RJ 0-1 Corinthians/SP
19.07.2017 D1 Avai FC/SC 0-0 Corinthians/SP
Latest results – Vitória/BA:
12.08.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 0-1 Avai FC/SC
06.08.2017 D1 CR Flamengo/RJ 0-2 Vitória/BA
02.08.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 3-1 Ponte Preta/SP
30.07.2017 D1 Cruzeiro/MG 0-0 Vitória/BA
22.07.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 1-2 Chapecoense/SC
19.07.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 1-3 Grêmio/RS
Corinthians vs Vitória Pick:
Vitória was looking to have gained a new life since the arrival of Wagner Mancini.
The new manager started off with some important results such as the draw at Cruzeiro, the victory over Ponte Preta and their fantastic win against Flamengo away, at Rio de Janeiro.
But that reaction ended in a match where everyone was expecting a peaceful win from Vitória at home. The team ended up losing to Avaí, playing at home, in the Barradão, which ended their positive streak.
Therefore, Vitória is still in the relegation zone, sitting with 19 points and in second-to-last place on the league table.
Playing away from home, Vitória has 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, scoring 11 goals and conceding 14 so far.
We have already said that Corinthians will eventually slip up once or twice.
But that doesn’t seem likely to happen against Vitória, who I don’t think has the strength to overcome the leader, especially at Itaquera. Corinthians has been super strong playing at home.
They had a lot of time to prepare and recover their players, and they should win with little to none difficulties against the team from Bahia.
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