Corinthians vs Vasco da Gama
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Arena Corinthians (Sao Paulo).
The defending champions continued to the struggle on Wednesday when they fell 1-0 away at Cruzeiro. It’s obviously clear they won’t defend the title, but can they at least secure a top 13 finish and feature Copa Sudamericana next season?
A lot will depend on the outcome of Saturday’s home tie with Vasco da Gama who are just one position and a single point behind Timao in the league ladder at the moment. Both sides have some tricky fixtures in remaining three rounds meaning a failure here could likely mean farewell to continental football next term.
Corinthians vs Vasco da Gama: Head-to-head
Corinthians have always been a tricky opposition to Vasco da Gama, especially in the most recent years.,
Timao five and drew one of past six meetings with Vasco.
Corinthians scored at least four goals on three separate occasions in last four games against Gigante da Colina.
Timao won 9, drew 6 and lost only 2 of 17 home matches against Vasco da Gama.
Corinthians vs Vasco da Gama: Prediction
Vasco were just moments away from a victory on Wednesday evening, but they were unlucky to ship a 95th-minute equalizer against Atletico PR in Rio de Janeiro. Anyhow, Alberto Valentim can be satisfied with how his men looked in that clash.
Vasco have generally not been playing bad at all lately. They lost just one of past four league outings even though they played the likes of Internacional, Fluminense, Gremio and Atletico PR in the process. The problem is their poor record on travels though as Gigante da Colina won 1, drew 7 and lost 9 of 17 games on the road so far in the season.
It is interesting to note that eight of past nine games Corinthians played on the home patch (in all competitions) saw goals scored at both ends. We thus have to see a massive value in backing this scenario here at the sky-high 2.20 odds.
Corinthians vs Vasco da Gama: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 2.20 (6/5)
Correct Score: 1-1 @ 6.50 (11/2).