Sport vs Coritiba: Sport Recife is 15th on the Brazilian Serie A…
With 35 points, having 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses on their last 5 matches.
Sport is fighting to stay in the Serie A, but the team hasn’t been playing very well. They lost 2-1 on their last league match against Atlético PR and then lost to Junior Barranquila, mid-week on the Copa Sudamericana.
Probable starting line-up: Magrão; Samuel Xavier,Ronaldo Alves,Henríquez and Mena; Anselmo, Rodrigo,Patrick and Diego Souza; Osvaldo and André. Manager: Daniel Paulista.
Absences: Raul Prata and Wesley.
Coritiba sits in 19th place of the Serie A, with 32 points, having 2 draws, 2 losses and 1 win on their last 5 matches.
Coritiba is also fighting to avoid relegation from the Serie A, despite sitting in the penultimate position.
On the last 2 matches, the team showed some improvement both technically and tactically, which is a clear sign of the players’ will to turn things around.
Probable line-up: Wilson; Léo,Cleber Reis,Werley and Thiago Carleto; Jonas,Alan Santos and Tiago Real; Iago Dias; Henrique Almeida and Rildo. Manager: Marcelo Oliveira.
Absences: Kleber,Alecsandro e Getterson.
Sport vs Coritiba – Betting Tip and Prediction:
With the mid-week loss to Junior Barranquilla on the Copa Sudamericana, the environment at Sport Recife is not good at all, with coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo being fired still in the locker room right after the end of the match.
The interim manager Daniel Paulista will stay in charge until the end of the year and he should have some serious problems to sort out Sport’s defensive system, who has a lot of weaknesses.
This will be a life or death match for both teams, but analysing Coritiba’s last 2 matches, I believe that Sport will have some serious troubles in this match and I see value on this +0.5 Handicap favouring Coritiba.
|Coritiba AH + 0.5||