This weekend we had the 6th round of the Brazilian Championship. Of the 10 matches, we hit 5 of our predictions (so-so, ok…) Below a summary of the main matches of the round:
Palmeiras 3-1 Fluminense
The match began at an intense pace with chances for both sides. Palmeiras went ahead with a goal which was characterised as “Cucabol”, because of the style of play from the Brazilian champions of last year, and the name of their coach, Cuca. In the first half, Fluminense drew level though the Brazilian championship’s top scorer, Henrique Dourado, who has already scored 7 goals. Palmeiras went on to secure victory in the second half through goals by Keno and Roger Guedes.
Corinthians 3-2 São Paulo
In the Paulista’s derby, championship leaders got the result they wanted. Corinthians played better than the Paulo squad most of the time, taking advantage of their opportunities and the confusion of the Paulo squad, to open the scoring. It was only at the end of the match that Sao Paulo put the pressure on after scoring their second goal, but it was too little too late.
Gremio 1-0 Bahia
In a chess match, Gremio didn’t play as beautifully as they had in the last few games but still managed to get a win. The team had to be reshuffled a lot and coach Renato Portaluppi made a tactical change with the entry of captain, Maicon. The team controlled the game and managed to see out win.
See below all results of the 6th round.
Palmeiras 3-1 Fluminense – correct prediction
Vasco 2-1 Sport – correct prediction
Botafogo 2-2 Coritiba – wrong prediction
Corinthians 3-2 Sao Paulo – wrong prediction
Vitoria 2-0 Atletico MG – wrong prediction
Ponte Preta 3-2 Chapecoense – correct prediction
Avaí 1-1 Flamengo – no prediction, sorry
Cruzeiro 2-0 Atletico GO – correct prediction
Atletico PR 0-2 Santos – wrong prediction
Gremio 1-0 Bahia – correct prediction
This mid-week we will have 7th round of the Brazilian Championship, KEEP AN EYE ON: Santos vs Palmeiras (Paulista’s derby), Corinthians vs Cruzeiro (two favourites), Grêmio vs Fluminense (two of the best football teams that we are seeing in Brazil). See my predictions for all matches!
Atletico MG vs Atletico PR (Atletico MG wins)
Sport vs Sao Paulo (draw)
Vitoria vs Botafogo (Vitoria wins)
Atletico GO vs Avai (Atletico Go wins)
Flamengo vs Ponte Preta (Flamengo wins)
Santos vs Palmeiras (draw)
Corinthians vs Cruzeiro (draw)
Chapecoense vs Vasco (Chapecoense wins)
Coritiba vs Bahia (Coritiba wins)
Fluminense vs Gremio (Gremio wins)
Next Saturday we will talk again about the Brazilian football week and our predictions for the Brazilian Championship weekend round! Liked? Then follow me on Twitter @mwgremio