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Ituano are going up against the visiting Chapecoense at Estádio Doutor Novelli Junior in the Serie B tie on Friday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Ituano v Chapecoense can be found here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Ituano, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-1 Serie B success over Sampaio Corrêa.
In that game, Ituano managed 35% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Ituano was Mário Sérgio (18'). For their opponents, Sampaio Corrêa got 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Ytalo (49') scored for Sampaio Corrêa.
Ituano have really struggled up front of late. Their goals record stands at just 3 versus opposition teams over the course of their previous 6 fixtures. In those meetings, Ituano have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 4. That being said, we will just have to wait and see if the trend shall be sustained in this game or not.
Chapecoense go into this encounter following a 2-0 Serie B win in the defeat of Botafogo-SP in their previous match.
In that match, Chapecoense managed 61% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Chapecoense was Marcinho (46'). Botafogo-SP got 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
In the course of their six most recent matches, Claudinei Oliveira's Chapecoense have slotted home 8 times - yielding them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Serie B match day 18 on 18/07/2023 when the final score was Chapecoense 1-0 Ituano.
On that day, Chapecoense had 42% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 on target.
At the other end, Ituano got 18 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Team News: Ituano
The Ituano boss Marcinho Freitas will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Chapecoense
Owing to a completely healthy group to pick from, the Chapecoense manager Claudinei Oliveira has zero fitness worries to speak of before this game.
When taking everything into account, Chapecoense will have to play well to register a score against this Ituano team who we think will likely get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore fancy a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 advantage for Ituano at the end of the 90.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Doutor Novelli Junior (18,560)
Captain: Cláudio Cláudinho
Chairman: Ricardo Giordani
Manager: Marcinho Freitas
Competitions: Serie B position 14