Corinthians vs America Mineiro 2018 Brazilian Serie A: Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Fixture: Corinthians vs America Mineiro,
Competition: Brazilian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018, Kick-Off at 22:00 UK / 23:00 CET
Venue: Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo.
Corinthians vs America Mineiro Match Preview
The defending champions will be hoping to arrest the slump in form on Thursday evening when the league’s newcomers America Mineiro travel to Sao Paulo for the last game of the mid-week Matchday in Serie A. The hosts fell down to sixth in the league ladder after clinching just a single point in last two games. It’s a bitterly disappointing return given the opposition included the likes of Sport Recife and Internacional and another failure here could significantly ruin the atmosphere ahead of a super important derby with table-toppers Flamengo on Sunday.
The visitors sit 11th after 7 rounds of the competition in the top flight. The head coach Enderson Moreira insists on the attacking style which brought him plenty of positives so far. Goals mainly come from Rafael Moura who notched his third of the season in a 1-3 loss to Sao Paulo on Sunday evening.
Corinthians vs America Mineiro: Head-to-head
- This will be the first head to head encounter between Corinthians and America Mineiro after a two-year break.
- Timao won both clashes of the 2016 campaign with the same 2-0 score.
- Overall, Corinthians won 4, drew 1 and lost 2 of 7 H2H outings against Coelho.
- Corinthians won each of 3 home clashes against America Mineiro.
Corinthians vs America Mineiro: Prediction
Osmar Loss is yet to avoid a defeat on Corinthians’ bench. He took over Fabio Carille after the team drew 1-1 away at Sport Recife, but the managerial change caused Timao’s back-to-back losses to Millonarios (Copa Libertadores, did not affect their first-place finish in the group, though) and Internacional.
The match with America Mineiro is the perfect opportunity for the hosts to return on the winning ways given that Coelho have been dreadful travellers at the start of the Serie A season. America Mineiro took just a single point in three away fixtures conceding the total of eight goals in matches against Flamengo, Vasco da Gama and Ceara.
The home win is a banker at 1.53, while braver tipsters will fancy Corinthians to win & Over 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 2.62.
Corinthians vs America Mineiro: Betting Tips
- Corinthians to win @ 1.53
- Corinthians to win & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.62.