Corinthians welcome Goias to the Neo Quimica Arena on Sunday with the hope of returning to victory ways this weekend after the draw with hosts Atletico Paranaense via a 1-1 scoreline. The two teams ended the game with ten men in what was a feisty encounter. Roger Guedes gave visitors Corinthians a first half lead before David Terens equalised for the hosts eight minutes from time. The two teams already had a man sent off by the time Terens scored the equaliserfor Atletico Paranaense.
As things stand, Corinthians are in second spot on the Brazilian Serie A table and three points off Palmeiras at the top of the table ahead of the visit of Goias on Sunday. Goiaswere beaten 2-1 at home by Internacional in midweek ahead of the game with Corinthians. Newly promoted team Goiasare one point and one spot above the relegation zone ahead of the Corinthians game. They had been on a run of five games without defeat in all competitions before facing Internacionalin front of their fans this week.
After the draw on the road with Atletico Paranaense, Corinthians have now drawn six of their last nine games in all competitions. Corinthians had a one-point deficit to league leaders Palmeiras before the game against Atletico Paranaense and the gap increased to three points ahead of the Matchday 13 games this weekend as a result of the aforementioned draw.
Viktor Pereira and his Corinthians players are massive favourites ahead of the league meeting with Goias. They are on a run of eight games without defeat against the newly promoted team and they can make it nine games without a loss with a win or draw against Goias this weekend. Corinthians have a record of six wins and two draws from their last eight meetings.