Coritiba vs Fluminense
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16th July 2017
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Major Antonio Couto Pereira.
The magnificent attacking display in thumping of Avai came literally out of nowhere for Coritiba who have previously been struggling a lot to find the right form.
Coxa Branca will be hoping to back up the fine performance by using the momentum and seeing off Fluminense who suffered an unexpected home defeat to Botafogo in mid-week.
Left winger Wildo was especially inspired in Thursday’s away win over Avai as he took his league tally to three goals by netting a brace at Estadio Aderbal Ramos da Silva.
The substitute Henrique Almeida also got his name to the scoresheet in the stoppage time to confirm a comprehensive win and expand Pachequinho’s options in the final third.
The defense will, however, need to be at their best for a positive result against Fluminense who have been pretty impressive in the final third so far in the season.
Abel Braga’s men dropped down to the 11th position after four consecutive matches without a victory in Serie A.
Tricolor dominated the court against Botafogo, but they just failed to deliver in the final third for the first time since mid-June’s home loss to Gremio.
Star man Henrique Dourado skipped the mid-week’s action but is expected to be back in the squad for the tie with Coritiba.
Coritiba vs Fluminense: Head to head
It is interesting to mention that none of last three head to head matches between the two sides saw a winner.
Moreover, each of last seven H2H encounters between Coritiba and Fluminense ended with less than three goals scored.
The hosts have generally been somewhat better as they are the ones leading the tie by three wins and they have lost only a single of 12 home fixtures with Tricolor.
Coritiba vs Fluminense: Prediction
We can expect the low-scoring streak in H2H meetings between the two teams to be ended this Sunday as neither Coritiba nor Fluminense can be proud of their defensive performances.
The host will come into the game in a much better mood which is why we’ll alternatively back them to pick up three points.
Coritiba vs Fluminense: Bet Tips
The first bet is Over 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 5/4.
Braver tipsters can chase Coritiba to win & BTTS at 4/1.