Corinthians vs Palmeiras for the Brazilian Serie A championship match on Sunday at Arena Corinthians Stadium.
The alvinegros qualified for the upcoming South American Cup by eliminating Wanderers, and as they played on Thursday, the team will have less rest time between these two matches. In the next round, they will face Fluminense, which promises to be a very intense round.
Coach Fábio Carille spared half of the starting lineup in this second match, already considering this Sunday classic counting for the Brazilian Championship. This derby promises to be a great match with Corinthians in excellent form.
The hosts had less good results a few weeks ago, but now they are starting to get good results and excellent performances. The team now have five consecutive unbeaten games, with four wins and a draw. Corinthians after these results are eighth in the standings table, the homeowners are eager to score more points, and this Sunday match is one they want to have a good result.
Everything points out that coach Fabio will put his best eleven, as he has all the players available.
Palmeiras managed to end a negative streak of results by winning a match in the Copa Libertadores Round of 16 against Godoy Cruz at Allianz Parque 4-0. The team hadn’t won in five games (three draws and two losses).
Palmeiras is far from the glow of old times, although it was slightly better, failed to impress. Palmeiras have not shown any evolution in terms of football quality as some problems remain that have led the team to lose seven points in their last matches. They have twenty-seven points (eight wins, three draws and one loss), they are two points behind Santos.
They have already been eliminated from the Brazilian Cup, so a very positive result is needed for their fans to rest. Palmeiras won the title last season, Luís Felipe Scolari’s men are favourites to win again this year, but the team will have to improve their performances. Palmeiras has a high-quality squad, with the ability to beat any team.
Corinthians is clearly on the rise and counting the home factor in their favour, my prediction is in the victory of the hosts.