Coritiba V Vitória, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Estádio Couto Pereira, 29th August 2017
A relegation battle will ensue at the Estádio Couto Pereira on Tuesday (European time) as the team currently occupying 14th in the table, Coritiba, host the team four places and four points behind them in the standings, Vitória.
The away team’s form, in particular, has been erratic to say the least, highlighted no more acutely than in the last two games where the side from Bahia have inflicted a first Série A defeat of the season on league-leaders Corinthians, yet preceded that match with a 1-0 home loss at the hands of Avaí FC, who occupy second from bottom in the standings. A run of three wins in their last four matches has elevated Paulo César Carpegiani’s team to within touching distance of the sides above them, however, after the club previously looked doomed to relegation.
Coritiba themselves have been equally as unpredictable of late, and the club’s home form has been of considerable concern to supporters; 11 home matches this season has seen only four wins. Once again recent form has been somewhat of a microcosm of the team’s travails this campaign, the last three home matches have seen defeat to Atlético Mineiro, a win over Chapecoense and a draw with Santos. Predicting a winner in this game is therefore a matter of value, recent form and recent history.
Indeed, looking at the games from last season, the away side claimed victory by a scoreline of 1-0 each time. Furthermore, in the last ten meetings, more than 2.5 goals has been scored on only three occasions, and all of this information is vital in informing the proper betting approach to this match
Backing Vitória, who are in the middle of a good run of form, +1 will secure odds of 2.00 with bet365, which seems more sensible than putting all our eggs in the basket labeled ‘draw,’ or going for an away win.
Then looking at the goals markets, selecting ‘no’ in both teams to score is available at as high as 1.94 with both Unibet and 32red, despite that recent history, while backing under 2.5 goals is 1.81 with Marathonbet.
Enjoy the intensity of this high-pressure game at the bottom of the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, where typical South-American flair is found hand-in-hand with resolute defending, not always something automatically connected with Brazilain football.