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Sport Recife will be taking on visiting team Fortaleza at Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho in the Serie A clash on Sunday.
All Sport Recife v Fortaleza match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Sport Recife will be hoping to bounce back here following a 3-0 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Atlético Mineiro.
In that game, Sport Recife managed 40% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Atlético Mineiro got 22 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Diego Costa (35'), Hulk (45') and Eduardo Vargas (99') scored for Atlético Mineiro.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Sport Recife have been participants. With regard to the goal weighting in that period, their opponents scored a total of 7 while Sport Recife got themselves 0. Such a trend might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
Ahead of this clash, Sport Recife have not won at home in their last 8 league matches. Such a poor run.
After a loss in their previous game against Internacional in Serie A competition, Fortaleza will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Fortaleza managed 41% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, Internacional got 19 shots at goal with 5 on target. Edenílson (93') was the scorer for Internacional.
The stats don’t lie, and Fortaleza have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 10 goals overall. In defence, Fortaleza have clearly had some problems.
Heading into this fixture, Fortaleza haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
The last league contest between these clubs was Serie A match day 3 on 13/06/2021 and the score finished Fortaleza 1-0 Sport Recife.
That day, Fortaleza managed 58% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Wellington Paulista (79').
On the other side, Sport Recife got 5 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
The referee was Bráulio da Silva Machado.
Team News: Sport Recife
The Sport Recife boss Gustavo Florentín has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Fortaleza
Owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from, the Fortaleza boss Juan Vojvoda has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
Here, we’re thinking that Sport Recife could find themselves struggling to find the net against this Fortaleza team who we reckon will manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore see a good tussle with a 0-1 victory for Fortaleza at the end of the 90 minutes.
A close call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho (35,020)
Chairman: Milton Bivar
Manager: Gustavo Florentín
Competitions: Serie A position 19
⭐ Key Player: André
Typically playing in the Striker position, André was born in Cabo Frio, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Santos in the 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 2 league goals in this Série A 2021 season so far in a total of 19 appearances.