Corinthians vs Fluminense Match Preview
Corinthians are one win away from winning the Brazilian Serie A for the second time in three years, after a very successful season. Fluminense on the other hand have had another disappointing campaign, but will be looking for a strong finish. Infogol’s Analyst previews the game, producing the best bet.
Corinthians have won their last three matches in the league to put themselves on the brink of winning the title. Their 1-0 win over Avai was a deserved one, as they created a lot of good chances while conceding few (1.65 – 0.26 xG).
The league leaders have been fortunate at points this season, especially in the first half of their season, though have been performing much better of late. They have generated the second most expected goals this season (52.0 xG), showing the have plenty of firepower in attack, and this can come to the forefront in this match.
They have impressed defensively in recent games, conceding few chances in matches, and have deservedly picked up maximum points in their last three games. They are well positioned to win the title in front of their home fans, they have a very good chance of doing just that.
Fluminense have won just one of their last five matches in the league, and their performances have been poor also in that time, conceding a host of chances. They were beaten by Cruzeiro last time out, a game in which they struggled to contain their opponents, conceding 2.4 xG.
They have also found it difficult in matches to create chances, with key attacking players off the boil coming towards the end of the season. Improvements are needed, as their process has got worst as the season has gone on.
An out of form Fluminense team should be no match for title chasing Corinthians side who have been playing well in recent weeks. The home side can wrap up the title with a win in this match.
Corinthians win @ 1/2