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Criciuma will visit Estádio Jorge Ismael de Biasi on Saturday for the Serie B clash with home side Grêmio Novorizontino.
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Grêmio Novorizontino, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Serie B victory against Londrina.
In that game, Grêmio Novorizontino managed 53% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Grêmio Novorizontino was Aylon (70'). Londrina got 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Eduardo Baptista's Grêmio Novorizontino have hit the target a sum total of 6 times in their prior six outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in those games amounts to 6.
Criciuma head into the clash following on from a 3-0 Serie B win versus Botafogo-SP in their last outing.
In that game, Criciuma managed 56% possession and 25 attempts on goal with 13 on target. For Criciuma, the scorers were Éder Citadin (36') and Felipe Vizeu (90'). Botafogo-SP got 2 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
A run of dependable showings by the Criciuma defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 clashes overall. In that period, their own forwards have managed to score 10. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern will continue on in this next match or not.
Head to head
The last league game featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 19 on 22/07/2023 when the final score was Criciuma 0-1 Grêmio Novorizontino.
On that occasion, Criciuma managed 58% possession and 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Cristovam (85' Own goal).
At the other end, Grêmio Novorizontino had 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Team News: Grêmio Novorizontino
The Grêmio Novorizontino boss Eduardo Baptista has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match with a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Criciuma
Owing to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, the Criciuma boss Claudio Tencati does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Grêmio Novorizontino have it within them to have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
Conversely, Criciuma could well find it tough to score but we do fancy them scoring as well.
We’re tipping a decent 3-1 winning score for Grêmio Novorizontino by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Jorge Ismael de Biasi (18,000)
Captain: Ronaldo Henrique Silva
Chairman: Genilson da Rocha Santos
Manager: Eduardo Baptista
Competitions: Serie B position 6