Santos vs Corinthians
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Thursday, 13th June 2019
Kick-off at 01.30 UK/ 02.30 CET
Venue: Estadio Vila Belmiro (Sao Paulo).
Santos is trying to take advantage of the fact that toppers Palmeiras have been stripped of three points by the Federation. The former is in the second spot as of now, and trails by two points.
The team had a confidence-boosting win against Atletico-MG the last day, and considering the opponents are the third-placed team in the table, the value of the victory increases.
At home, at no point did Santos allow Atletico to have an upper hand in the game. Goals came at regular interval for the hosts, and the sole goal for the guests came late in the tie, in the 71st minute.
Corinthians had to settle for a goalless draw against low-lying Cruzeiro, which has dampened their spirits quite a bit. On top of that, they are on the road against one of the best teams in the Serie A this Thursday.
Santos FC vs Corinthians Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the last thirteen wins went to Santos.
- 16 of the last 18 wins went to the teams at home.
- Santos won seven of the last eight fixtures at this venue.
- Corinthians could manage just three goals from their last eight match-ups at this stadium.
Santos FC vs Corinthians Prediction
Santos is a huge favorite for this fixture. They are in the top-most tier of the table, in the second spot, and is chasing Palmeiras for the pole position. As an additional motivation, the latter got deducted three points by the Federation.
Going on, Santos was unbeaten in eight of their last ten games and recorded a huge win over tough competitor Atletico MG, the last day. In addition, they were also unbeaten in 19 of their last 22 home ties, and also seven of their last nine.
Corinthians, meanwhile, was winless in their last two games and failed to score on both occasions as well. On the road, the team could manage just two wins from their last ten attempts, and could not register a goal in their last two trips.
Finally, h2h ties firmly place Santos once again as the favorites. They registered eight of the last thirteen wins, and home advantage provides them additional security, as 16 of the last 18 h2h wins went to the hosts of the day.
By all means, expect Santos to have a great Thursday.
Santos FC vs Corinthians Betting Tips
Santos FC to Win @ 1.86
Over 1.5 full-time goals @ 1.47.