Corinthians vs Santos Preview and Predictions

Corinthians vs Santos Brasileiro Serie A Match Preview 7th June 2018 by LeagueLane

Corinthians vs Santos
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 7th June 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK
Venue: Arena Corinthians (Sao Paulo).

Santos have finally ended a five-game winless streak with a thrilling 5-2 win over Vitoria on Sunday and they don’t have to travel far looking to build on the success, hosted by city rivals Corinthians on Thursday. They have thus found their goal scoring form at the best of times but building on such a success could come as a tough task!

Peixe have failed to find the net in all of the four outings beforehand and we’ve largely seen them fail to impress away from home, which will be far less reassuring. Corinthians will hope to capitalize on such troubles on their end, looking for all-important points to reclaim a top 4 Serie A spot after seeing a drop in their form as well.

Timao have been a very tough side to beat at Arena Corinthians but they’ve seen three losses in their last four outings, including one at this ground to Millonarios in Copa Libertadores, and have to bounce back quickly. They’ve bagged three wins in four home outings, though, and usually base the success on rock-solid defensive displays.

Corinthians vs Santos: Head-to-head

  • Corinthians have bagged four wins in the sides’ four head-to-head clashes at this ground since 2015.
  • We’ve seen a 1-1 draw in their last matchup in March, as Santos netted a very late equalizer through Diogo.
  • We’ve seen two or fewer goals in all of their last four games.

Corinthians vs Santos Predictions

We will now back Corinthians to build on fine performances in front of the home crowd and go for their fifth home win over the rivals in a row at 2.05. With Santos’ troubles reaching success on the road, we do believe this comes off as a great value at this point despite Timao’s recent woes.

We do feel we’ll see another very tight contest and both could struggle to break the deadlock. We’ll thus go for just a narrow home win and few goals on the day, also backing Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.57 – which has been rated the safest way to go about the markets by many in the know.

Corinthians vs Santos Betting Tips

  • Corinthians to win @ 2.05
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57.