Corinthians vs Ponte Preta
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Saturday, 8th July 2017
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena Corinthians.
Corinthians have been the best team in the opening 11 rounds of the new Serie A season.
Timao won nine and drew one of their last ten league matches and they will be looking to keep the good form going and snatch yet another victory this Saturday when they host Ponte Preta at Arena Corinthians.
Fabio Carille can be thrilled with the job he has done so far in the season since Timao is currently seven points clear ahead of Gremio at the very top of the standings.
The hosts have been especially impressive at the back having allowed no more than a single goal in last six league matches.
The last weekend has seen Corinthians picking up a narrow 1-0 win over Botafogo thanks to a goal from Jo who took his league tally to six goals.
Macaca has been playing hot and cold since the start of the season. The visitors are currently on a good streak as they kept clean sheets in back-to-back fixtures against Sol de America (Copa Sudamericana) and Avai (Serie A).
However, we are not quite optimistic about Ponte Preta’s chances against Corinthians as they have failed to find the back of the net in four straight games on the road.
Corinthians vs Ponte Preta: Head to head
Corinthians have been super dominant in the history of head to head meetings with Macaca.
The hosts lead the tH2H tie by ten wins and they claimed a demolishing 0-3 win from Estadio Moises Lucarelli to secure the Campeonato Paulista 1 title beating Ponte Preta 4-1 on aggregate in the final.
Corinthians vs Ponte Preta: Prediction
Everything points out to a home win, but we don’t expect to witness a gaols galore looking at the most recent results.
The value-seekers will thus fancy the 9/2 odds offered by the bookmakers on Corinthians to grab a 1-0 victory.
Corinthians vs Ponte Preta: Betting Tips
The first bet is Corinthians to win at the odds of 1.54 with Pinnacle.
The second pick will be Corinthians to win 1-0 at 5.50 odds.