Santos vs Corinthians – Brasileirão A
September 22, 2010 ás 0:27
Pick: Corinthians AH 0 @ 2.20 in Bet365 / Result: (2-3)
Santos will have a decisive game against the leader Corinthians if they still want to achieve their only target in the championship, the tittle. And to make things even harder, they can’t count for the second time with the star Neymar. The player is suspended by the manager Dorival Júnior, in spite of his bad behaviour with his team mates in the game of the 22nd round. Santos is the 6th placed and they won the Brazil Cup, so they have a place in the Libertadores. Playing at home they have 7 victories, 1 draw and 2 losses. This numbers were made with Neymar and Ganso, and in the last games with Ganso injured the team has not been very well and Neymar is still more important but he didn’t play also and in the last game against Guarani they didn’t score any goal. Edu Dracena can’t also play and Bruno Aguiar will replace him. The formation is still unknown he can play with Alex Sandro in the midfield or with 3 men in the front.
Corinthians got the leadership after a big win against Fluminense and with a new win against Prudente. They have 44 points with two more than Fluminense, they also have a less game that Fluminense and Cruzeiro. Away from home they haven’t been very well with 2 victories, 5 draws and 3 losses, but in the last 2 games they have 4 points. William and Jucilei are back on the team and Ralf can also return. On the other side Paulinho is suspended. In the attack there are the fast Iarley and Jorge Henrique, Ronaldo and Dentinho aren’t ready to play.
Game of the first lap:
In the game of the first lap the Corinthians team beat Santos by 4 – 2. Wesley, Ganso, Neymar and Andre, stars of Santos that played this first game can’t play this match. Corinthians will play with 8 players that were in this game.
With Neymar it would be difficult to beat Corinthians, but without him Santos is a very weak team in the attack. Neymar is the best player in dribbling, assists, goals, fouls suffered and cards to opponents, all that a striker has to do. So I predict that Corinthians will control the game and get a victory with a team that is very similar with the team that won in the first lap against a team that can’t count with lot of their players.