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The Serie B tie at Estádio Maria Lamas Farache on Saturday sees home team ABC take to the field against Vila Nova.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the ABC v Vila Nova game - plus the latest match odds.
ABC will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-3 Serie B victory versus Guarani.
In that match, ABC had 28% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For ABC, the scorers were Maycon Douglas (1'), Welliton (52'), Alex Silva (71' Own goal) and Anderson (90'). Guarani got 29 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target.
It has not been often in recent times that ABC have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that ABC have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals in the process.
Vila Nova go into this match after a 3-1 Serie B win with the defeat of Ceará in their last match.
In that game, Vila Nova managed 52% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Ceará got 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Bissoli (40') scored for Ceará.
In their last 6 outings, Vila Nova have helped themselves to a tally of 14 goals. Vila Nova have also scored on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they’ve had 7 goals go into their own net. It will be interesting to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Head to head
The previous league contest between these clubs was Serie B match day 19 on 22/07/2023 when it ended Vila Nova 1-1 ABC.
In that game, Vila Nova had 65% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorer was Henrique Almeida (97').
At the other end, ABC got 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Team News: ABC
The ABC manager Argel Fuchs will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this match with a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Vila Nova
Due to a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Vila Nova boss Higo Magalhães doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game.
In this match, ABC are certainly able to score against this Vila Nova team, but a single goal may not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a close game with a 1-2 win for Vila Nova when the full-time whistle blows. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Maria Lamas Farache (18,000)
Captain: Allan Dias
Chairman: Bira Marques
Manager: Argel Fuchs
Competitions: Serie B position 20