Coritiba and Vitória will play at Major Antônio Couto Pereira Stadium in a match of the 22nd matchday of this Brazilian Serie A.
In 15th place with 26 points, Coritiba has the 2nd worst attack in the competition, and hasn’t won the last 2 matches.
In 19th place with 22 points, Vitória has the 7th best away record in the league, and they have ruined Corinthians unbeaten record on their last match, in São Paulo.
As a host, Coritiba has 4 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, and in their last 5 matches they’ve had 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses.
As visitors, Vitória has 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, and in their last 5 matches, they’ve had 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
On their last match at home, Coritiba hosted Santos, and the match ended 0-0. It was a match where both teams looked to exchange the ball and create goal chances. However, the soaked pitch, due to the heavy rain, disturbed the play construction.
On their last match away from home, Vitória travelled to São Paulo and was able to stop the leader by winning 0-1.
The team from Bahia tried to defend and then explore the speed of their players in the counter-attacks, and their tactic worked brilliantly. Despite Corinthians having a huge lead in ball possession % and more shots on goal, they weren’t able to break Vitória’s defensive system!
On Coritiba, M. Galdezani (defensive midfielder) is suspended, and striker Kléber, who served his 11 matches punishment, got injured in practice and will not play.
Possible lineup: Wilson; Léo, Márcio, Walisson Maia and William Matheus; João Paulo, Alan Santos and Rafael Longuine (Anderson); Carleto; Rildo and Alecsandro.
Vitória should play with the same squad that defeated Corinthians on their last match:
Fernando Miguel; Caíque Sá, Kanu, Wallace and Juninho; Ramon, Uillian Correia, Yago and Neilton; David e Tréllez.
Coritiba vs Vitoria Betting Tip:
Despite both teams being on the relegation fight, I see Vitória are in much better form, especially since the arrival of manager Vagner Mancini.
With him, the team is back to playing offensive football, and it is paying off. They have been having good performances and they have been getting wins against teams from the top half of the table.
Even playing at home, Coritiba will still struggle to create offensive moves, since the team has one of the worst attacks in the competition and they will face a fierce opponent, that is showing a lot of quality inside the pitch.
This way, I see value betting on the visitors, Vitória/BA, to win or draw this match!
|X2 (Draw or Vitória to win)||