Fluminense vs Corinthians: Preview and Predictions

Fluminense vs Corinthians Brasileiro Serie A Match Preview 23rd July 2017

Fluminense vs Corinthians
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Maracana.

The legendary Maracana is set to host the derby match of the round in Brazilian Serie A this Sunday when Fluminense are about to tackle the sovereign leaders Corinthians.

Fluminense

The hosts dropped to the ninth position after winning no more than a single of their last six league outings.

However, Abel Braga’s men will enter the game with Corinthians in high spirits after picking up four points in last two meetings with Coritiba (away) and Cruzeiro (home).

Corinthians

Timao looked untouchable all up until mid-July as they had a double-digit advantage at the top of the standings prior to staying winless in each of their last two fixtures against Atletico PR and Avai.

Fabio Carille was especially disappointed to see his side failing to find the back of the net against struggling Avai in mid-week’s Serie A action.

Fluminense vs Corinthians: Head to head

It’s pretty tough to separate the two teams when it comes to their head to head statistics.

Tricolor lead the tie by a single win head of their 35th meeting with Corinthians.

If we are to judge by the previous H2H encounters, we simply have to back the Under 2.5 goals pick since it was the scenario that happened in 13 of the teams’ last 14 meetings.

Fluminense vs Corinthians: Prediction

It’s kind of hard to back the Under bet knowing that Flu’s Henrique Dourado and Corinthians’ Jo bagged nine goals each so far in the season.

However, the importance of the game will likely going to play huge part which is why we expect to witness the battle at the center of the court without too many scoring chances on both ends.

Fluminense vs Corinthians: Bets

The main bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at 27/40.

You can also take the draw at 11/5.

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