Fortaleza vs Corinthians Match Analysis & Prediction
15/09/2023 1:00 am
Corinthians will be looking to extend their nine-game Serie A unbeaten run when they travel to face Fortaleza at Estadio Governador Placido Aderaldo Castelo on Friday.
The hosts are currently sitting in eighth place on 32 points, seven points behind fourth-placed Flamengo in CONMEBOL Libertadores race with 16 matches left to play.
Fortaleza suffered a 1-0 defeat to Fluminense at Estadio Municipal General Raulino de Oliveira in their last Serie A match, snapping a three-game winning run.
On home soil this season, Fortaleza have a record of six wins, three draws and two losses in 11 Serie A matches.
Meanwhile, Corinthians – the first club outside of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana spots – are currently ocupying 13th place in the table and six points behind their upcoming hosts.
The visitors played out a goalless draw against Palmeiras at Neo Quimica Arena in their last league matche to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.
Corinthians have a record of two wins, three draws and six losses away from Neo Quimica Arena this season in league matches.
O Timao will be looking to extend a four-game away unbeaten run, as they have not been beaten on the road since June 24 against Athletico Paranaense.
When the two sides last met in Serie A action, they played out a 1-1 draw at Neo Quimica Arena in May. Alexandre scored for Fortaleza in the 79th minute before Yuri Alberto equalised in the 88th minute.
Fortaleza vs. Corinthians Head to head
In the 19 previous meetings between these two teams, Fortaleza have claimed three victories while Corinthians have won 12, and they have drawn in four. Corinthians have scored 33 goals and conceded 14 in the process.
Fortaleza Team News
Fortaleza are likely to go with a a 4-2-3-1 formation, which would likely see Juan Martin Lucero lead the line up front.
Marinho, Tomas Pochettino and Guilherme Augusto are likely to line up just behind the lone striker, while Joao Ricardo will keep his place in goal.
Fortaleza's Last 5 Matches
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Corinthians Team News
Corinthians are likely to lineup with a similar 4-2-3-1 formation to the hosts, with Yuri Alberto expected to lead the line up front.
Fabio Santos, Lucas Verissimo, Gil and Bruno Mendez are expected to start as the back four, shielding Cassio in goal.
Corinthians's Last 5 Matches
Fortaleza vs. Corinthians: Odds and Predictions
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