VITORIA VS CORINTHIANS PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Vitória and Corinthians meet at Estádio Manoel Barradas, in a match for this phase of the Copa do Brasil (8th Finals). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 1 and tied 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 22-05- 2016, for Serie A, Vitória won by (3-2). Leandro Domingues (30 ‘), Marinho (56’) and Kieza (64 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Vitória, and Uendel (26’) and Fágner (39 ‘), for Corinthians.
Until reaching this phase of the Copa do Brasil (8th Finals), the home team eliminated: Internacional, Bragantino, Corumbaense and Globo. In the last match they played, for Serie A, they lost with Atlético Mineiro by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches Vitória has won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 8 games in which they suffered the first goal.
After eliminating the International in the previous phase, the Vitória team will have a great challenge in this next phase, as it will play against a great team, so it will have to present a football even better than the one presented in the phase previous if you want to achieve the dreamed classification. Playing inside the house, the Vitória team will need to be focused in the field, knowing how to attack with enough intelligence, so as not to give spaces for the counterattack of the visitors. The local coach should take to the field what is best for him at his disposal for this duel.
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the Copa do Brasil with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. The team comes to this match after a win away with Paraná by (0-4). In the last 10 away matches Corinthians has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 19 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The objective of Corinthians is to be a Brazilian champion, because he has a quality squad to fight for all the competitions he is playing this year, therefore, playing away from his fan the team wants to achieve a great result, because he knows that he will decide the qualification Inside the house. The visiting team must make a strong mark in the field and at the same time look for spaces to counterattack. The visiting coach must not have important absences for this game.
PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.58