Santos are banking on Vila Belmiro’s power when hosting leaders Corinthians on this Brazilian Serie A clash….
Santos is putting all their hopes on being able to defeat their rivals in this derby, in order to regain their title aspirations.
Santos is currently in 3rd place, with 38 points gained. That’s 12 points behind Corinthians. Only winning serves their purposes here, so they can cut that lead down to 9 points.
This season, playing at home, Santos has 7 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, scoring 13 goals and conceding 6 so far.
For this match, manager Levir Culpi has hinted that he will have his squad in full strength after recovering from an injury crisis that had affected the team.
Santos don’t have any injured player currently.
Latest results – Santos/SP:
27.08.2017 D1 Cruzeiro/MG 1-1 Santos/SP
20.08.2017 D1 Coritiba/PR 0-0 Santos/SP
14.08.2017 D1 Santos/SP 0-0 Fluminense/RJ
10.08.2017 CLA Santos/SP 1-0 Atlético/PR
06.08.2017 D1 Avai FC/SC 0-0 Santos/SP
02.08.2017 D1 Santos/SP 3-2 CR Flamengo/RJ
Latest results – Corinthians/SP:
26.08.2017 D1 Corinthians/SP 0-1 Atlético/GO
23.08.2017 D1 Chapecoense/SC 0-1 Corinthians/SP
19.08.2017 D1 Corinthians/SP 0-1 Vitória/BA
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
Santos vs Corinthians – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Everyone was saying that eventually Corinthians would drop off. Their performance in the 1st half of the season was unreal. And that has happened indeed.
Timão has been having strange results such as home losses against Vitória and Atlético Goianense.
The problem is that their contenders haven’t been taking advantage of their slip-ups, so Corinthians is still leading this Serie A uncontested, with 50 points conquered so far – 7 points ahead of 2nd place Grêmio.
For this match Corinthians are almost in full strength. The only absence should be Romero.
I see this match going in several directions here. First of all, I expect a low-scoring match.
Both Santos and Corinthians have been more defensive and that should continue here. But my main tip is betting on Santos DNB.
Santos is strong at Vila Belmiro and I believe they will take advantage of this Corinthians team, who is living a moment of instability.
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