Brazil Serie A
Matchday 2 of 38
Coritiba vs Fortaleza
Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira, Curitiba, Brazil
In the upcoming fixture of the Brazil Serie A, Coritiba will host Fortaleza at the Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira in Curitiba. At the start of Brazil Serie A, the two sides have greatly struggled, which is why the upcoming matchup will be an opportunity for the home side to strike back and register a win. Coritiba and Fortaleza last played against each other in October 2022, and Fortaleza bagged an amazing home win (3-1). However, when Coritiba hosted Fortaleza at home previously, the home side won (2-1). Therefore, the upcoming matchup is likely to be a very well-balanced encounter with both sides looking to score and claim three win points.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Coritiba Football Club - Lost to Flamengo in the Opener (LDLDW)
Going in the matchup, Coritiba will look to compensate for the poor performance in the opening matchup against Flamengo (3-0). In the previous outing, Coritiba conceded goals throughout the crunch instances of play. Robson, Kaio, and Andrey failed to score a single goal or contribute to their team’s victory. Coach Antonio Oliveira will be looking to reinforce the defense ahead of the upcoming home fixture against Fortaleza. Coritiba has also struggled in Campeonato Paranaense as it lost to FC Cascavel in the quarterfinals. Pressure will be on Coritiba as they have to prepare themselves for the upcoming Copa do Brasil Third Round Leg 2 against Sport Recife as well. Therefore, a win in the upcoming matchup will be a guiding light for the entire team. In the last five matches played across all competitions, Coritiba has conceded 10 goals, averaging 2.00 goals. Therefore, it’s important the home side improves its defense ahead of the upcoming scheduled fixtures.
Expected Opening Lineup for Coritiba
Gabriel Vasconcelos; Natanael, Jhon Chancellor, Benjamin Kuscevic, Victor Luis; Liziero, Junior Urso, Bruno Gomes; William Pottker, Rodrigo Pinho, Alef Manga.
Fortaleza - Coming off a Win Over San Lorenzo in Sudamericana Fixture (WDWWL)
Going in the away matchup against Coritiba, Fortaleza is coming off a fantastic win over San Lorenzo (0-2), in which Guilherme Augusto scored the 2nd goal after securing the first own goal by the opposition’s Augusto Batalla. With the likes of Titi, Britez, and Tinga in the defensive lines, scoring against Fortaleza will be tough for Coritiba. Moreover, in the outing against Internacional (1-1), Moises Vieira scored the equalizer in the 57th minute of play. With 5 keeper saves Fernando Miguel was spot-on for Fortaleza. In the last 5 matches played, Fortaleza has scored 15 goals across all competitions, including the 6-1 win over Aguia de Maraba. With such an engaging offensive record, Fortaleza will be looking to maximize and win away from home against Coritiba.
Expected Opening Lineup for Fortaleza
Fernando Miguel; Tinga, Emmanuel Britez, Titi, Bruno Pacheco; Luke Sasha, Caius Alexander; Caleb, Moses; John Martin Star, Thomas Pochettino.
Expert Betting Tips
Moving forward in the contest, Fortaleza has delivered substantial performances across different tournaments and has conceded just 5 goals in the last five played. Therefore, Fortaleza will be starting as a favorite against the struggling Coritiba. The match total is likely to be under 2.5 goals, and Fortaleza to win (0-2).
- Fortaleza to Win for 2.62
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.66
- Both Teams to Score - No for 1.856