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Ponte Preta face off with away side Goias at Estádio Moisés Lucarelli in the Serie B clash on Friday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Ponte Preta v Goias are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Ponte Preta will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-0 Serie B defeat in their last game at the hands of Vitoria.
Ponte Preta have been quite ineffective in attack of late. Their sum of goals equals just 4 against opponents over their last six fixtures. In those games, Macaca have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 5. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be sustained here.
Looking at their past form shows that Ponte Preta:
- are unbeaten in the league by Goias in their previous 2 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Goias go into this meeting following a 0-2 Serie B win to defeat Botafogo in their previous fixture.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring Goias has been evident recently. Checking on their last six outings reveals that it has happened 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 2 and Verdão have scored 5.
Leading up to this clash, Goias:
- remain unbeaten by Ponte Preta when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 19/08/2006 shows us that Ponte Preta have won 2 of these & Goias 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined total of 14 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 of them from Macaca and 9 belonging to Verdão. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league game featuring the two was Serie A match day 26 on 16/09/2015 when it ended Goias 1-2 Ponte Preta.
In that game, Goias had 50% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Fred (26').
Ponte Preta got 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Biro-Biro (6') and da Silva Batista (81') scored.
The referee was Dewson Fernando Silva.
Team News: Ponte Preta
Ponte Preta boss João Brigatti will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Goias
Due to a fully healthy group available for selection, Goias manager Luís Pintado has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Ponte Preta will need to apply a lot of pressure to score against this Goias lineup who we think might gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore predicting a 0-1 winning margin for Goias at the end of this one.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Moisés Lucarelli (17,728)
Captain: Renan Fonseca
Chairman: Sebastião Arcanjo
Manager: João Brigatti
Competitions: Serie B position 19