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Tombense journey to Estádio Rei Pelé on Sunday for the Serie B meeting with home side CRB.
Our CRB v Tombense predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
CRB head into this fixture following a 1-1 Serie B drawn result versus Avaí.
In that match, CRB managed 46% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for CRB was Leo Pereira (61'). On the other side, Avaí had 18 shots at goal with 6 on target.
Fewer than three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where CRB have been participants. With regard to the goal split during this period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 5 while CRB totted up 7. That pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this match, however.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Ponte Preta in Serie B competition, Tombense will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Tombense had 51% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Ponte Preta had 13 shots on goal with 2 on target. Élvis (67') was the scorer for Ponte Preta.
Looking at their form, and Tombense have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 5 goals overall. Defensively, Tombense have been far from perfect.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring the two was Serie B match day 18 on 18/07/2023 when the final score was Tombense 2-1 CRB.
That day, Tombense had 47% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Zé Vitor (69', 89').
On the other side, CRB had 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Anselmo Ramón (58') scored.
Team News: CRB
The CRB manager Daniel Paulista has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Tombense
Due to a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Tombense manager Moacir Júnior has no fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Tombense could find themselves struggling to breach the defence of this CRB outfit who we think will score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore seeing a good tussle with a 1-0 advantage for CRB at the end of the match.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Rei Pelé (20,800)
Captain: Auremir Evangelista dos Santos
Chairman: Mário Marroquim
Manager: Daniel Paulista
Competitions: Serie B position 10