Brazil Serie A---Match Time：14/1/2021 08:30 Thursday GMT + 8
Analysis of Corinthians Paulista (SP)
After 10 wins, 9 draws and 8 losses, the home team is in the 9th position, havinf won 39 points so far. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Botafogo by (0‑2), after in the previous match they have won (2‑1) at home, against Goiás. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 18 conceded. For the league, Corinthians won 15 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 27 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 9 times and have only turned the score around in 1.
Corinthians is still eyeing a spot in the Copa Libertadores, so it will have to improve until the end of the championship. It's time to get good results in a row and never stop. Facing Fluminense, who is a direct competitor, the victory becomes even more important. Therefore, the team will have to show a pattern of play during the ninety minutes where there is no room to be surprised.
Analysis of Fluminense RJ
The away team is currently in the 7th position of the league, with 43 points won, after 12 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against São Paulo, by (1‑2). In the last match, they won in an away match against Flamengo, by (1‑2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 13 conceded. In the last 10 away league matches Fluminense has a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 15 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches there are a few frequent results at half‑time: 1‑0 (5 out of 14 matches) and 0‑1 (5 out of 14 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 28 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 14 times but have turned the score around in 5.
The victory over Flamengo gave even more motivation for Fluminense to follow behind a place in Libertadores. On the other hand, it is not enough to just be motivated, as it will need to show on the pitch that it is able to reach its goal. Therefore, it will have to look for good results even away from home, and that goes for the current round. The match will not be easy, but it still depends only on the team to pass by Timão.
Even at home, Corinthians will not have facilities in the match. The visitors should apply a strong pressing, and thus try to hold the hosts. This tends to be a game with a lot of study. We will bet that there will be no more than 2.5 goals in the match.
Corinthians Paulista (SP) VS Fluminense RJ Picks
O/U Picks: Under 2.5