As if final sport week’s headliner was not motion sufficient, the Brazilian Serie A has one other ‘box-office’ fixture. We get to witness one other installment of an age-old rivalry between Corinthians and Santos, extra generally known as “Classico Alvi-Negro.”
Corinthians have had a pacey begin to this season’s proceedings as they at the moment positioned within the high two on the desk. Seven wins, 4 attracts, and two slender defeats leaves Timão on 25 factors. The latest 1-0 loss to Cuiaba noticed all of the lame fall on the shoulders of head coach Vítor Pereira’s squad rotation, and the 3-0 loss to Palmeiras through the opening fixtures of the season was all all the way down to the opposition being that rather more formidable in entrance of aim this season.
Santos have solely themselves responsible for the eighth place they at the moment occupy. The defensive work has been one to rave over with a midfield three of Du Queiroz, Renato Augusto and Giuliano, whereas the ultimate third leaves so much to be desired as former Chelsea and Arsenal winger Willian has netted as soon as in 28 appearances. Six attracts with 4 of them being beneath 2.5 targets and of their 13 fixtures this season, six has been beneath that very same threshold.
Santos’ final season ending above bitter rivals Corinthians was again in 2019. One other win over Corinthians this yr after Marcos Leonardo netted a brace to present them a 2-1 victory in February ought to spur them on. The boldness will probably be using increased as that victory got here within the Neo Quimica Area, Sao Paulo. The type of Corinthians have improved drastically, as has Santos, however the draw appears the likeliest of outcomes right here.
Atletico MG 11/20
Atletico and Fortaleza lastly picked up victories after 4 and three winless streaks within the Serie A respectively. Atletico overcame Flamengo fairly comfortably with a aim in both half, and Fortaleza scraped by with one aim over America Mineiro courtesy of Yago Lisboa’s fourth aim of the marketing campaign. The defending Brazilian champions have a way more stacked schedule than their opponents, however even with squad rotations a win for the house crew is on the playing cards.