Falcao to finally stop the rot
Internacional v Corinthians
Second placed Corinthians look to continue their hunt for the title as they take the trip down south to Porto Alegre to face an Internacional side that is in absolute free-fall.
After an impressive start to the campaign came eight matches without a victory which has seen the Gauchao champions slide down the table at an alarming rate.
Three straight 1-0 losses at home have been heartbreaking for the ‘Colorado’ especially as they were unbeaten in their first five.
Last week they made the decision to take action and in came a club legend. Falcao is back. Not the injury crocked Colombian but the player he was named after.
Paulo Roberto Falcao, the majestic midfielder who was once the game’s most highly paid player, that led his beloved team to three titles as a player has returned for his third spell as boss. But with almost six weeks since their last victory the job of returning them to championship contenders is not an easy one.
Falcao has been looking for reinforcements to aid his team and was disappointed to miss out on Pato who eventually signed fro Villareal. They need more attacking threat as they are one of the lowest scorers in the league.
The speedy Eduardo Sasha can create chances running from midfield and Vitinho has looked sharp up top in some games but apart from those two they lack creativity.
Visitors Corinthians lie in second spot and are undefeated in six as they enter Sunday night’s match. With Palmeiras playing late they could take top spot in this one.
Manager Cristovao Borges has developed the team to be successful if not that entertaining, they are have a resistant defence that has conceded the least goals of any team in Brazil.
Although they lack a superstar striker they have plenty of players capable of scoring such as Marquinhos Gabriel and Bruno Henrique.
Traditionally they are reliant on their strong home form and the story hasn’t changed this season however recently they have started to impress on their travels too with two straight 2-0 away victories.
As with all Corinthians matches it’s worth looking at the under 2.5 goals market and especially against a team with such little attacking prowess as Internacional. The hosts have been in horrific form but last week’s draw will have helped their confidence and they should have enough to grind out a draw.
Back the Internacional v Corinthians Draw @ 3.20
Back against both teams to score @ 1.88