Corinthians vs Sport Recife
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena Corinthians.
Corinthians quickly returned to the winning ways in mid-week when they saw off Atletico Mineiro in the derby of the Matchday No 18 in Serie A.
Timao will have a nice chance to back up the fine form and clinch yet another victory this Saturday against Sport Recife.
Fabio Carille’s men keep cruising towards the silverware as they increased the gap to eight points at the top of Serie A standings midway through the season.
The hosts have a rock-solid defensive line which allowed no more than a single goal in last five outings in all competitions.
However, Corinthians’ defense will be heavily challenged this Saturday since Sport Recife have been enjoying a hot run of form in the final third lately.
Leao, who have generally been playing hot and cold ever since the season started, bagged as many as five goals in last two fixtures with the likes of Bahia and Fluminense.
The main problems for Vanderlei Luxembourgo pop up on the other side of the court since Leao have one of the weakest defensive lines in the league, in spite of the fact they hold the high sixth position after 18 rounds of the competition.
Corinthians vs Sport Recife: Head to head
Timao have been super dominant in previous head to head matches with Sport Recife at Arena Corinthians where thy notched six wins in seven matches.
Corinthians won both of their last year’s ties with Leao quite comfortably with the total goal difference of 5-0.
Corinthians vs Sport Recife: Prediction
One should not be too smart to conclude that the hosts are massive favourites and that the only logical betting prediction for this one would be Corinthians to win.
We’ll be brave enough and back the home win in handicap as the alternative betting option, set at the odds of 13/10.
Corinthians vs Sport Recife: Bet Tips
The first betting choice is Corinthians to win the match at 9/20.
For the more adventurous punters, Corinthians -1.5 handicap is priced up at 13/10.