After seven rounds of Brazilian Championship, the question is: Who can stop Gremio and Corinthians? Both teams are leading the championship, with Corinthians and there counter-attack style, one point ahead of Gremio, with there touch and control style. Of the 10 matches, we hit 5 in our predictions (so-so, ok…). Below a summary of the main matches of the round:
Santos 1-0 Palmeiras
In the Paulista’s derby, playing at home, Santos beat Palmeiras by one goal to nil. The result does not reflect how the match was, without the goalkeeper of Santos, Vanderlei, Palmeiras would have left with the victory.
Corinthians 1-0 Cruzeiro
Once again Corinthians won according to their style of play, that is, a very strong defence, and the use of counter attacks and the ball stopped, which in this case was where the goal of “Timão”, ensuring the leadership of the championship with 19 points.
Fluminense 0-2 Gremio
For the third time in the year, Gremio win against Fluminense, and again at Maracana. With two goals scored from Edilson and Luan that were compared to Iniesta by the BBC journalist in Brazil, Tim Vickery. Gremio is second with 18 points and playing the best football in the Championship so far.
See below all results of the 7th round.
Atletico MG 0-1 Atletico PR – Wrong prediction L
Sport 0-0 Sao Paulo – Correct prediction J
Vitoria 2-2 Botafogo – Wrong prediction L
Atletico GO 3-1 Avai – Correct prediction J
Flamengo 2-0 Ponte Preta – Correct prediction J
Santos 1-0 Palmeiras – Wrong prediction L
Corinthians 1-0 Cruzeiro – Wrong prediction L
Chapecoense 2-1 Vasco – Correct prediction J
Coritiba 0-0 Bahia – Wrong prediction L
Fluminense 0-2 Gremio – Correct prediction J
This weekend will be the 8th round of the Brazilian Championship, KEEP AN EYE ON: Coritiba v Corinthians (1st v 3rd in the table), Sao Paulo v Atletico MG (two favorites that are in crisis), Fluminense v Flamengo(the traditional Carioca derby Flaflu) and Cruzeiro v Gremio (two favorites). See below my predictions of all matches!
Atletico GO v Atletico PR (Atletico PR wins)
Vasco v Avai (Vasco wins)
Vitoria v Botafogo (Vitoria wins)
Santos v Ponte Preta (Santos wins)
Coritba v Corinthians (draw)
Fluminense v Flamengo (draw)
Sao Paulo v Atletico MG (Sao Paulo wins)
Bahia v Palmeiras (Palmeiras wins)
Chapecoense v Botafogo (Chapecoense wins)
Sport v Vitoria (Sport wins)
Cruzeiro v Gremio (draw)
Next Tuesday we will talk again about Brazilian football week and our predictions for the Brazilian Championship weekend round! Liked? Then follow me on Twitter @mwgremio