Corinthians - Athletico Parananense:
Corinthians is one of Brazil's strongest teams after finishing his cycle with Tite he allowed Palmeiras to win two consecutive titles, now Timao is coming back big, tonight Corinthians must absolutely win to keep his place in the Livertadores Cup.
Timao is in fourth place with 42 points, in Brasilerao the first seven go to the Libertadores Cup, but the first four classified go directly, thus avoiding the long and boring foreplay, Timao has the task of classifying from here until the end of championship in the first four tournament positions.
I know this team very well, it's my heart team since I was a boy.
Timao is in good shape, they are in good shape, they achieved a great result last season, drawing 0-0 at Porto Allegre with Gremio, but before that Carile's team got three consecutive victories, away with Chapecoense 0 -1, at home with Vasco da Gama 1-0 and still at home with Bahia 2-1, showed defensive solidity given that in four rounds they only conceded a goal, they lost only one game in five rounds and only conceded a goal 1 -0 at Maracanà with Fluminense.
In this meeting the team of Carile will be able to count on almost all of its best players, excluding the national squads, in attack Wagner Love and Argentine Boselli are looking to improve their performance.
There will be not only the players called up with respective national teams.
Carille cannot count on Pedrinho (Offensive Midfielder 18/4), he is with the national team under 23, Sornoza (Offensive Midfielder 15/0), with Ecuadorian national team, while Júnior Urso (Midfielder 16/1) is injured due to of a muscular contraction in the right thigh.
Despite the absences, Corinthians has a strong midfield with Ralf (Midfielder 15/1) and Ramiro (Midfielder 12/0).
In addition there will be the important return of Michel (Defender 6/0), who has finished serving his disqualification.
Probable lineups of Corinthians:
Cassio, Fagner, Manoel, Gil and Danilo Avelar; Ralf; Vagner Love, Ramiro, Mateus Vital and Clayson; Boselli.
Important to know that Timao gets the best results when playing at home, Corinthians never lost when he played in his stadium, the alvinegra team is one of the three teams that have not lost at home in the league, along with Flamengo and Internacional.
Corinthians is the third best team in competition, with eight wins and four draws in 12 matches in Itaquera.
On the other side Athletico Paranaense is placed in ninth place with 34 points, they face a difficult opponent, Corinthians has the best defense of the championship, they have suffered only 14 goals in 23 games played.
If Corinthians will have the only training problems with the nationals, Athletico Paranaense has much more serious problems in deploying the eleven holder, the key midfielder Bruno Guimaraes (Midfielder 17/2), the goalkeeper Santos (Goalkeeper 18/17), is missing is with the Brazilian national team, Adriano (Defender 5/0) is disqualified, Camacho (Midfielder 5/0) is still stopped due to doping, (problems with the ddoga), there are also the usual injuries, they have not yet recovered Bruno Leite (Midfielder 2/0), Bruno Nazario (Midfielder 7/0), Pedro Henrique (Defender 13/0), Jonathan (7/0 Defender), Robson Bambu (4/0 Defender) and Nikao (Offensive Midfielder 15 / 4).
Corinthians is still unbeaten in his stadium, he is in good shape, he has a very strong team, they absolutely want to qualify for the direct phase of Libertadores Cup, the absences of Parananese Atletico will weigh for this meeting, for these reasons I am sure that Corinthians tonight he will get a very important victory, also Fabio Carile has the great opportunity to overtake Santos in third place, engaged in the difficult task against Palmeiras, who fights for the title.
Great value, I have full confidence in the victory of Corinthians.