Competition: Brazil Serie A
Market: Santos win
Odds: 15/8 @ 888sport
With a real chance to cash in on their recent purple patch and break into the Copa Libertadores spots, Santos will travel to the Neo Química Arena on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Corinthians might have just about missed out on securing a Copa Libertadores qualifying spot last season, it has been a very tricky start to the New Year for Time do Povo. Putting in what was another toothless display over the weekend and only managing to leave relegation scrappers and Serie A debutants RB Bragantino with a 0-0 stalemate to show, they still find themselves looking for a new permanent boss in the dugout and caretaker coach Dyego Coelho has seen his side now play out back-to-back goalless draws. Failing to find any real level of consistency and now failing to record a single strike in almost 300 minutes of action, Corinthians have managed to win just one of their last seven top-flight appearances, a run that stems back to September 2nd.
As for the visitors, while Corinthians might be a side desperately seeking a real bounce, Santos have continued to impress many across Brazil after what has been a recent purple patch. Knowing that victory in midweek could see them not only break into the Copa Libertadores spots but also leapfrog up to second in the standings, the Whites once again impressed as they picked up an eye-catching 3-2 win away at Goiás over the weekend. Appearing to have refound a similar level that helped them secure a silver-medal finish last season, Alvinegro now find themselves in the midst of a nine-match unbeaten run that stems all the way back to August 30th. With a real reputation in the final third and now bagging six strikes in their back-to-back victories, it should also be noted that Santos are on a three-match winning run away from the Estádio Urbano Caldeira.
Bet: Santos 15/8 to beat Corinthians in Wednesday’s Brazil Serie A showdown @ 888sport
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