Corinthians vs Goias
Competition: Brazil Serie A
Date: 8 August 2019
Kick-off: 00:15 CET
“Draw” (3.00), and Corinthians’s double chance combined with “under 2.5 goals” (2.05) were the two tips here last weekend, when Fábio Carille’s team hosted Palmeiras in Sao Paulo’s biggest derby. Corinthians were better in the first half, took the lead, but couldn’t maintain the same rhythm throughout the match, Palmeiras looked better in the second half, equalized, and it was Cássio, the goalkeeper, who salvaged a point for Corinthians at the end. O Timão is 7th in the Série A table, but they have this game in hand, against Goiás, which, if they win, would push them up 5th, just one point behind Flamengo and Atlético Mineiro. Cássio, Fagner (or Michel Macedo), Manoel, Gil (or Henrique), Danilo Avelar, Gabriel, Júnior Urso (or Matheus Jesus), Clayson (or Everaldo), Sornoza (or Mateus Vital), Pedrinho, Vagner Love (or Boselli), these are the names Corinthians’ reporters see start the game. The reason why there are so many “or”, is that Carille was waiting until late Tuesday afternoon, after the last training session, to make up his mind, depending on how tired/close to muscle injuries some players would be. This is Corinthians’ sixth game in less than three weeks, so it makes sense to see some players more tired than others.
“Santos and over 2.5 goals”, at 1.91, was the tip here last weekend when Goiás visited the Série A leaders at Vila Belmiro, it came good, but truth is, a 6-1 is not what I expected. Goiás had lost by the same embarrassing score three weeks earlier, at Flamengo, but after that, they had gotten their act together defensively, keeping back-to-back clean sheets. Someone had to pay for those two humiliating defeats, and surprise-surprise (anything but), it was the coach; Claudinei Oliveira is no longer working at Goiás. The Goiania side sit 12th in the table, on 17 points from 12 matches. Actually, if they win this one, they “catch” Corinthians on 20 points.
Previous five matches:
Corinthians vs Palmeiras 1-1
Wanderers vs Corinthians 1-2
Fortaleza vs Corinthians 1-3
Corinthians vs Wanderers 2-0
Corinthians vs Flamengo 1-1
Santos vs Goias 6-1
Goias vs Atletico Mineiro 0-0
Avai vs Goias 0-0
Flamengo vs Goias 6-1
Goias vs Athletico Paranaense 2-1
Corinthians’ next game is on Sunday, at Internacional. Same day, Goiás will be hosting Vasco da Gama (Brazil Serie A).
Corinthians vs Goias: Head to head Stats
Three wins for Corinthians and two for Goiás in the last five games between these two in Sao Paulo.
Corinthians vs Goias: Prediction
Corinthians should win, simple as that.
Corinthians vs Goias: Betting Tips
A simple Corinthians victory pays 1.55. Combined with “over 2.5 goals” it goes up to 2.75.