Coritiba vs America Mineiro Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Bottom club America Mineiro are hoping to continue their mini-revival at Coritiba in the Brazilian Serie A. Our betting tips suggest there will be goals at both ends.
Reason For Coritiba vs America Mineiro Betting Tips
If America Mineiro are to beat the drop in the Brazilian Serie A this season it will be one of the most remarkable escape stories of all time. With just 15 points from 25 games, they looked down and out and heading for certain relegation. However, out of nowhere they have picked up back-to-back victories, both 1-0 home wins against Internacional and Botafogo.
They could drag themselves off the bottom for the first time since the opening weeks of the season if they win this too. However, a cautionary note to all this remains the fact they are still 10 points off safety with only 10 games to play after this one so survival still looks a long shot.
Coritiba are one of the teams they are hoping to catch. The hosts will regard this as a golden opportunity to get 3 points on the board and hopefully put some distance between themselves and the bottom four. It won’t be easy though, with America looking an improved unit. They picked up an excellent Copa Sudamericana win in Argentina last Thursday, winning 2-1 at Belgrano and winning the shoot-out to secure passage into the next round but league safety will still be their absolute priority.
Coritiba are normally quite strong at home and have taken 10 points from their last 4 home league games. America may have drawn their last two on the road but they have only picked up 4 away points all season so a home win still looks the most likely outcome here. America are looking a bit better in the final third though and have scored in 8 of their last 10 matches in the league. Draws are no good to them really so they will have to be positive at some point here and given that, backing both teams to score at 11/10 looks to offer value.
Head to Head
One of America's few wins this term came when they hosted Coritiba earlier in the season. They hadn't won any of their previous 5 games against them though.
Coritiba Team News
Coritiba switched to a 4-4-2 last week in the Copa Sudamericana as they went looking for goals and it worked. They may continue with that here so Leandro could partner Colin Kazim-Richards up front again.
America Mineiro Team News
America are likely to stick with the players that have delivered back-to-back wins. New signing Nixon should continue up front, despite his failure to score since joining from Flamengo.
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Coritiba vs America Mineiro Stats
Both teams have scored in 69% of America’s away games this season and in 62% of Coritiba home games.
Published: October 3, 2016
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