Vila Nova are the guests at Estádio Heriberto Hülse on Saturday for the Serie B fixture with home team Criciuma.
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Criciuma will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 0-1 Serie B defeat in their last game at the hands of Brusque.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Criciuma have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Criciuma have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 7 goals along the way. That pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, of course.
In their last fixture, Vila Nova drew 0-0 in the Serie B match with Operário Ferroviário.
A sequence of very capable displays by the Vila Nova defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their previous 6 fixtures combined. Over that same period, their own forwards have managed to score 1.
Going into this contest, Vila Nova haven’t won away from home in the past 6 matches in the league.
Team News: Criciuma
The Criciuma boss Roberto Cavalo has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Vila Nova
Due to a mostly healthy squad, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Vila Nova boss Fabian Bolívar to be concerned with. Daniel Amorim (Muscle Injury) misses out for this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Vila Nova could find themselves struggling to score goals against this Criciuma team who we think should get the vital goal that wins it.
We’re going for a very even match with a 1-0 win for Criciuma at the end of the 90 minutes.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Heriberto Hülse (19,225)
Chairman: Jaime Dal Farra
Manager: Roberto Cavalo
Competitions: Serie B position 9