Chapecoense vs Coritiba Match Preview

There is a lot at stake in this match, with Chapecoense needing a win to gain a possible Copa Libertadores spot, and Coritiba needing to win to stay up. Our Analyst previews the game, producing the best bets for the Brazilian season’s climax.

 

Chapecoense come into this game unbeaten in nine matches, and beat Bahia last time out, though in fortunate fashion. They conceded a host of chances (2.1 xG) but somehow managed to keep a clean sheet to register a 1-0 win.

 

Towards the end of the season they have started looking vulnerable in defence, conceding more chances in matches (10.1 xG conceded in 7 matches). They continue to carry an attacking threat though, and have the capability to pick off relegation threatened Coritiba.

 

 

Coritiba languish just a point above the relegation zone after back-to-back defeats, meaning they need to win if they are to secure their place in Serie A next season. They were unfortunate to lose to Sao Paulo last weekend, a game in which they created the better chances but came out second best.

 

Over the season, they have deserved to be where they are in the table, and have conceded a lot of chances (55.5 xG) showing their defensive vulnerabilities. They are desperate to win this game, which could be their Achilles heel in this match.

 

Selection

Chapecoense @ 6/5

The in-form home side look a better bet to win this match than the desperate away side, and look a fair price to get the three points. 

 

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