Play-offs - 1/2 Finals
Fortaleza vs Corinthians
Arena Castelão (Fortaleza), Brazil
Fortaleza and Corinthians will face each other in the semi-finals of the Copa Sudamericana, the second-tier continental competition in South America. Both teams have shown impressive form in the tournament, eliminating strong opponents in the previous rounds. Fortaleza have won two of their last five games in all competitions, scoring 6 goals and conceding 5. The first leg of this tie was played at Corinthians’ home stadium, where they have a solid record but they didn’t win against Fortaleza. Corinthians, on the other hand, have struggled away from home, and are winless in their last 8 away matches in all competitions. This will be historic chance for Fortaleza as this team is close to the final where they haven’t been for almost a century.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Fortaleza are great all season in all competitions, especially when they play at home. In the first match against Corinthians, this team withstood great pressure and even opened the score first. However, before the end of the first half, they conceded a goal, but a draw against such a tough opponent in the semi-final of this competition is a great result before the second leg. In the league, they also drew against Gremio in a match where many of the first squad players were on the bench or not in the match at all. Joao Ricardo, Ze Welison, and Guilherme will be certainly part of the team now after they miss the league match. Fortaleza are undefeated at home in the last 6 matches and they hope that they can continue this great run.
Corinthians were very disappointed after the first match. They also find their strength at home stadium and struggle a lot when they play away. In the last round of the league Corinthians were defeated by Sao Paolo as visitors 2:1. Yuri Alberto, Fagner, and Gabriel Moscardo will be back in the team for this match, but Corinthians will be without Matias Rojas and Giovane.
Expert Betting Tips
In their last league match in this stadium, in September Fortaleza won against Corinthians 2:1 with a late goal. They are hoping to win again in this match with a bigger goal margin and to proceed to the final. The experience is certainly on Corinthians’ side, but Fortaleza somehow became a team that can do well under pressure and in tough matches especially at home. I believe that Fortaleza will proceed to the final and in this match, they will score at least two goals.