Fortaleza vs Corinthians for the Brazilian Serie A championship match on Sunday at Arena Castelão Stadium.
Fortaleza had the free week for training after the fallout it promoted in the 11th matchday of the Brasileirão. On Sunday, July 21, was two goals behind Atlético Atletico but managed to draw 2-2 coming back from the capital with another point won.
This way, they reached the 14-point mark in their battle to continue in the elite division of the Brazilian Championship. They started the twelfth round in the fourteenth position with a five-point advantage over Fluminense, who in the seventeenth place opens the relegation zone.
As hosts performance numbers are a little better. The tricolour cearense figures as the twelfth place in the ranking of home games of Series A Brasileirão. Of the 15 points, they played in the Castelão Arena, collected ten having scored seven goals and conceded four.
Corinthians entered the pitch on Thursday, July 25 to open their participation in the round of 16 of the South American Cup. In their stadium, they scored 2-0 to Uruguay’s Wanderers, leaving the qualifying for the round of 16 well on the way.
However, with the clash back scheduled for Thursday, August 1, coach Fabio Carille will have to manage the players use and probably make some changes to avoid further fatigue of critical athletes.
Decisions can be made by the circumstances. Midfielder and striker Pedrinho will not be able to play in Montevideo. It is suspended by the accumulation of cards. Thus, it should be listed among the players in the match in Fortaleza.
With 16 points, Corinthians started the twelfth round in the tenth position in the table of the Brasileirão. They played one game less than most rivals, as the match with Goiás on matchday seven was postponed. As a visitor, they have the eighth-best performance. Of their 15 points away from home, they have won five and scored five goals and conceded the same number.
Faced with a certainly more tired Corinthians, Fortaleza has the advantage of being hosts and still with the excellent standard of performance that has been presenting. That makes the prediction on the success of tricolour the best guess for Sunday’s match for the twelfth round of the Brazilian Championship.