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The Série A clash at Estádio São Januário on Friday will see home side Vasco da Gama play opponents Atlético Goianiense.
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Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-0 Série A success vs Atletico PR.
In that match, Vasco da Gama managed 32% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Vasco da Gama was Germán Cano (7'). On the other side, Atletico PR had 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Over their past 6 fixtures, Ramon Menezes's Vasco da Gama have scored a total of 9 times giving them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.5.
Leading up to this clash, Vasco da Gama:
- have not lost a league tie with Atlético Goianiense in their previous 6 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 7 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Atlético Goianiense drew 1-1 in the Série A tie with Grêmio.
In that game, Atlético Goianiense had 49% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Atlético Goianiense was Edson (11'). At the other end, Grêmio had 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Isaque (41') scored for Grêmio.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Atlético Goianiense, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game during that period works out to a mere 2, with the number of goals averaged by Dragão being 0.33.
Going into this encounter, Atlético Goianiense have not won away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results going back to 26/06/2011 shows that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Atlético Goianiense. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories at all while Vasco da Gama have remained in the ascendancy, running out winners in 83 per cent of those ties.
7 goals were produced between them in these games, with 6 from Vascão and 1 netted by Dragão. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.17.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Série A match day 29 on 18/10/2017 when it ended Atlético Goianiense 0-1 Vasco da Gama.
In that game, Atlético Goianiense had 47% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Jonathan (30' Own goal).
On the other side, Vasco da Gama had 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Claudio Lima e Silva.
Team News: Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama boss Ramon Menezes has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
We are thinking that Vascão should line up in a 4-3-3 system for this one, utilising Fernando Miguel, Henrique, Matheus dos Santos Miranda, Marcelo Alves, Yago Pikachu, Andrey, Fellipe Bastos, Martin Nicolas Benitez, Talles Magno, Germán Cano and Gabriel Pec.
Team News: Atlético Goianiense
Due to a fully healthy group available to choose from, Atlético Goianiense manager Vágner Mancini does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
We are inclined to think that Dragão appear most likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Jean, Dudu, João Victor Da Silva Marcelino, Éder Ferreira, Nicolas Vichiatto, Édson Júnior, Marlon Freitas, Janderson, Chico, Gustavo Ferrareis and Renato Kayser.
We’re of the view that Atlético Goianiense will likely create enough chances to put one past this Vasco da Gama side, but that might not quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We reckon that it will be a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Vasco da Gama at full-time. Hopefully this is a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Vasco da Gama
Stadium: Estádio São Januário (21,880)
Captain: Leandro Castán
Chairman: Alexandre Campello
Manager: Ramon Menezes
Competitions: Série A position 4, Copa do Brasil (Fourth Round)
⭐ Key Man: Fellipe Bastos
Mostly taking up the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Fellipe Bastos was born in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Benfica in the 2008 - 2009 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 4 league goals in this Série A 2020 season to date in a total of 7 appearances.