Atletico Goianiense vs Corinthians
Competition: Brazilian Serie A
Date: 28 May 2017
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
Atletico Goianiense are one of the only two teams to have zero points in their first two matches of the championship (the other one being Atletico Paranaense). The last seven days they lost to Flamengo twice, first in the Serie A, and then, midweek, in the Copa do Brasil. It was the second loss that hurt the most, since they got eliminated from the Copa do Brasil, despite having earned a 0-0 draw at Flamengo in the first leg. Atletico Goianiense now have three defeats in a row, having conceded a total of nine goals. Things are obviously not good at Atletico, and the truth is that they don’t have the roster to hope for something much better.
It feels as if Corinthians are playing… hide and seek with their own fans. It all started on April 17, when they beat Sao Paulo at Morumbi. At home, they only managed an 1-1 draw, still good enough for them. Next came a win at Ponte Preta, but another 1-1 draw at home, again, good enough to give them the Paulista championship title. There is more. They beat Universidad de chile in Santiago, drew 1-1 at home to Chapecoense on the first day of the new Brazilian championship, and last weekend they won again on the road, at Vitoria, 1-0, having for a month and a half now only wins away from home, and only 1-1 draws as hosts. Center-backs Fabian Balbuena and Vilson are still out due to injuries, but the day they will return is coming closer. Interestingly, a couple of days ago, three Corinthians players didn’t finish the training session and walked out with their feet hurting. Some players had just been given new shoes of one specific brand, and looks like there was something wrong with them(!).
Atletico Goianiense vs Corinthians: Head-to-head Stats
Last time Atletico hosted Corinthians was in 2012, because they had been playing in different categories since then. In that game, the Sao Paulo side had won 2-0.
Atletico Goianiense vs Corinthians: Prediction
Corinthians should win, not only because they are a much better team with an awesome record away from home for weeks now, but also because Atletico have such a poor roster that it would really take something special to earn them a good result against this Corinthians.
Atletico Goianiense vs Corinthians: Tips
A Corinthians win pays 1.75. If they also manage to keep a clean sheet, their win will pay 2.75.