Preview: Atletico Goianiense vs. Corinthians – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Brasileiro clash between Atletico Goianiense and Corinthians, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Two teams occupying the Brasileiro relegation zone will meet on Tuesday when Atletico Goianiense hosts Corinthians.

With just one victory each to their names after the opening seven matches, there is plenty of pressure on them to start changing their fortunes.

Match preview

Goias head coach Jair Ventura pictured on May 21, 2022© Reuters

It has proven to be a tough start to the new campaign for Atletico GO, having managed just one victory and a draw, which has left them in 18th.

A 2-0 win last weekend against Vitoria courtesy of goals from Vagner Love and Gabriel Baralhas gave the club an important three points, but they were unable to follow it up in midweek.

Atletico GO faced Juventude, but were defeated 1-0 which highlighted one of their biggest problems so far this season which is scoring goals.

Jair Ventura‘s men have only scored four goals across the opening seven fixtures, and considering two of them took place against Vitoria, it is an obvious area for improvement moving forward.

There will certainly be pressure on the attacking players for this fixture, particularly since they are yet to pick up a single point at home this season.

Corinthians forward Yuri Alberto in action in November 2023.© Reuters

The visitors also head into this fixture on the back of a defeat, as Corinthians were beaten 1-0 by Botafogo, but they do is one point and place above their opponents at the moment.

Despite that, Corinthians are still in the relegation zone which is giving them plenty to work on moving forward as picking up points is crucial right now.

A victory for Antonio Oliveira‘s men has the potential to not only lift them out of the relegation zone, but up to 13th depending on other results, providing plenty of incentive.

However, while Atletico GO have failed to pick up a point at home, Corinthians are dealing with the exact same problem when it comes to away fixtures.

The visitors have also scored just three goals all season, which is something that they will need to work on as they move forward.

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Team News

Corinthians' Roger Guedes celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates on July 30, 2023© Reuters

The hosts are still without Angelo Araos, who is expected to be out of action for some time because of a knee injury, while Yony Gonzalez, Bruno Tubarao and Gustavo Campanharo were all unavailable in midweek as well.

Love will be expected to lead the line for Atletico GO, as he aims to pick up where he left off last weekend when finding the back of the net.

The visitors are also dealing with some injury problems with Pedro Henrique, Maycon, and Ruan Oliveira all on the sidelines at the moment due to cruciate ligament issues.

Gabriel Moscardo is expected back in the next few week, but this fixture is likely going to come too soon in his recovery, while the same can be said for Diego Palacios.

Atletico Goianiense possible starting lineup:
Ronaldo; Maguinho, Martins, Alix, Romao; Kal, Baralhas, Rhaldney, Shaylon; Cruz, Love

Corinthians possible starting lineup:
Miguel; Franca, Henrique, Caca, Hugo; Raniele, Bidon; Romero, Garro, Gassova; Alberto

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We say: Atletico Goianiense 0-0 Corinthians

Considering the poor starts to the season that each team have made, it is likely to be a nervous encounter due to the lack of confidence within the squads.

Goals have proven to be a problem for Corinthians and Atletico GO, and that is something that could play into this particular match.

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