When they welcome Atletico Goianiense on Wednesday at Corinthians Arena, Corinthians will cap off the month of September with a hope to move into a top-four position in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A.
Timao hasn’t won in their last three domestic games after losing to America Mineiro in their most recent match, while Dragao has dropped four consecutive league games after losing to Internacional.
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The team from the Tatuape neighborhood of Sao Paulo, which has now scored one goal or fewer in three of their previous four domestic matches, was held in fifth place by a mistake in the final minutes of their match against America.
Since doing so at the start of this month against Internacional, this team hadn’t given up the first goal in a game until then. As a result, Corinthians is now winless in five straight league games in which they have given up the opening goal.
Flamengo lost to Fluminense, which was a missed opportunity for manager Vitor Pereira’s team, but due to Timao’s loss, they are only one point behind Mengao for a spot in the Copa Libertadores group stage for the following season.
With three of their next four league games taking place at home, where they have points in all but one domestic match this season, Corinthians should have a great chance to surge up the standings over the ensuing few weeks.
It has been a different story for them at Corinthians Arena, where Timao have not won at home against Dragao in Serie A since 2011. They have only lost one of their last five league games against the Goias club.
In their latest match, Goianiense put up yet another valiant effort, but as has been the case for Jorginho’s team the entire season, they fell just short once more.
Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 loss to Internacional was their eighth domestic loss by a lone goal this season, and a fourth straight season in the top division is starting to elude them.
Since blowing a 2-0 lead to lose to Sao Paulo on penalties in the Copa Sudamericana semifinals, Dragao has scored only once in four games across all competitions this month, showing a clear lack of focus.
Six points currently stand between them and a top-flight comeback, and Atletico is still looking for their first domestic road win since shocking Fluminense 2-0 in June.
As of matchday 28, Dragao has the third-fewest goal total in the league (24) but hasn’t scored in any of their last five domestic games.
Since their catastrophic departure from the Copa Sudamericana against Sao Paulo, Dragao seem to have lost their confidence.
Although Goianiense has had some success at Corinthians Arena, we think Timao will win since they are in much better shape and have been more reliable throughout the domestic season.