Corinthians vs Chapecoense
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 1st May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Arena Corinthians (Sao Paulo).
Corinthians began their league campaign on a sour note after the team was defeated by Bahia, but still, they can take solace from the fact that the squad managed to score two goals on the road. In fact, it was the visitors who opened the scoring, but an eight-minute period in the later stages of the game, where they failed to concentrate, cost them.
Chapecoense is on cloud nine, after delivering a loss to the second runner-up of last season, Internacional. Considering that the team had a real scare of being relegated to the lower division in the previous edition of the Serie A, it was important for them to begin on the right note.
Corinthians vs Chapecoense Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the last ten wins belong to Corinthians.
- Only once has Corinthians lost a league tie.
- Corinthians hold a 100% unbeaten record at home.
- Only once has Corinthians failed to score at home.
Corinthians vs Chapecoense Prediction
Corinthians won four of their last five home ties and was unbeaten in 16 of their last 18 attempts at this venue. Meanwhile, though Chapecoense won their last match, they lost their last two games on the road.
Importantly, Corinthians have posted a fantastic h2h record against this opponent. They have lost only one league tie and recorded eight of the last ten wins. Also, Corinthians boast of a 100% unbeaten record at home and have failed only once to net goals in front of their home crowd.
Moreover, since the team lost their season-opener, that too after performing well, they will be particular to record a win this Wednesday. The additional home advantage will come to their aid.
Expect the hosts to win, but not without conceding. The reason being, the way Chapecoense began their season. They delivered a loss to Internacional, who finished third in the last edition of the competition. Also, consider that Corinthians conceded three goals in the last tie alone, and failed to keep a clean sheet in four of their last five home ties.
As such, expect both teams to find the back of the net.
Corinthians vs Chapecoense Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Corinthians to Win @ 1.60 (3/5).