Match Time：10/11/2019 06:15 Friday (GMT+8)
This midweek Corinthians have right back Michel returning from suspension, but forward Pedrinho and midfielder Sornoza are both out.
Athletico Paranaense have a few news players missing the game as well, such as left back Adriano, who is suspended, and defensive midfielder Bruno Guimaraes and goalkeeper Santos, who are both with Brazil.
Injured/unavailable: Everaldo (pubis), Pedrinho (international)
Suspended: Camacho (doping), Adriano
Injured/unavailable: Bruno Guimaraes (international), Bruno Leite (knee), Bruno Nazario (knee), Pedro Henrique (thigh), Santos (international)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
Corinthians have one of the lowest number of losses in the Brasileiro this year, having lost only three times so far, but the incredibly high number of draws – a total of nine ties – kept them from getting closer to the top and with almost no chance of fighting for the title anymore, as they arrived at this round ten points behind the leaders, coming from a goalless away draw against Gremio.
They come from four unbeaten games in a row in the league and kept a clean sheet in three of those matches and will need that kind of good defensive performance now that they will face one of the strongest attacks in the Brasileiro – Athletico Paranaense scored 33 times, making them one of the few teams with more than 30 goals in the league.
They also come from four unbeaten games after last weekend’s 2-1 away win against Bahia that surprised everyone, but that was the only game they had in this run against a team that’s not fighting at the bottom and they will have much trouble now against a side who’s close to the top, and with a better squad Corinthians will get the home win.
SECOND PREDICTION: HILO - LOW
Corinthians have the best defense in the league and conceded only 13 times in all the matches they have played so far, and that helped them keep a clean sheet in their last three games in the Brasileiro, all of which ended with one or less goals, which means a low score, and with such a good defensive form we can expect a low score here as well.
HEAD TO HEAD
In the last four times these two sides played against each other we couldn't see both teams scoring in each game while we watched Corinthians take the win twice and lose once in this run.