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The Serie A game at Estádio Hailé Pinheiro on Sunday will see home team Goias ready themselves for the visit of Santos.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Goias v Santos can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Goias are hoping to win again following the 1-0 Serie A victory versus Santos.
In that match, Goias had 32% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Goias was Élvis (19'). On the other side, Santos got 16 shots at goal with 3 on target.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Goias have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Goias have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 11 goals on the way.
Their prior results show that Goias:
- have not been beaten in their last 8 home league matches. A very good run at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen outings, Santos have helped themselves to a total of 13 goals. Santos have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, they’ve had 4 goals go into their own net. We will find out if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their previous form shows that Santos:
- haven't been defeated by Goias when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 08/07/2015 shows us that Goias have won 2 of these and Santos 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 0.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 31 in total at an average of 5.17 goals per meeting.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Serie A match day 32 on 24/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Santos 3-4 Goias.
In that match, Santos had 63% possession and 20 shots at goal with 9 on target. The goalscorers were Lucas Braga (7'), Kaio Jorge (38') and Marinho (87').
Goias had 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. Rafael Moura (54', 77'), David Duarte (60') and Fernandão (76') scored.
The match was refereed by Wagner do Nascimento.
Team News: Goias
The Goias boss Jair Ventura has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match with a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
We are thinking that Verdão will probably use a 5-4-1 system and select Tadeu, Diego, S. Fernando Cigolini, Da Silva, Caetano, Matheus Sales, Apodi, Caio Vinicius, Elvis, Dada Belmonte and Pedro Raul.
Team News: Santos
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Santos manager Fabián Bustos has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
We are inclined to think that Peixe could decide to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system with a starting lineup of Joao Paulo, Madson, Maicon, Emiliano Velazquez, Lucas Pires, Rodrigo Fernandez, Vinicius, Leo Baptistao, Bryan Angulo, Jhojan Julio and Marcos Leonardo.
We feel that Santos and Goias should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We therefore see a very close game with a 1-1 score draw after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Hailé Pinheiro (10,000)
Captain: Élvis Vieira Araújo
Chairman: Paulo Rogério Pinheiro
Manager: Jair Ventura
Competitions: Serie A position 16, Copa do Brasil (Third Round)
⭐ Key Player: Pedro Raúl
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Pedro Raúl was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Botafogo in the 2020 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Série A 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 4 appearances.