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Vasco da Gama will host visiting club Goias at Estádio São Januário in the Serie A meeting on Friday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Vasco da Gama v Goias game (inc. the best betting odds).
Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama go into this game coming off the back of a 0-0 Serie A drawn result versus Corinthians.
In that game, Vasco da Gama had 34% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. For their opponents, Corinthians had 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
Under three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Vasco da Gama have been involved. In terms of the goal split from this period, opposing sides scored a total of 8 while Vascão managed the sum of 1.
Pre-game facts show that Vasco da Gama:
- have not lost a league tie with Goias in their previous 3 games.
- haven't beaten Goias in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
In the game prior to this, Goias drew 0-0 in the Serie A match with Red Bull Bragantino.
In that game, Goias had 43% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Red Bull Bragantino got 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
Augusto César's Goias have turned their attacks into goals a total of 10 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same matches equals 9.
Leading up to this clash, Goias:
- have left without a victory over Vasco da Gama in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- remain undefeated by Vasco da Gama when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 22/08/2015, both clubs have shared the honours with Vasco da Gama winning 2 of those games, Goias 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
In all, 12 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 for Vascão and 7 created by Verdão. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league clash between these sides was Serie A match day 19 on 01/11/2020 when it finished Goias 1-1 Vasco da Gama.
On that day, Goias had 46% possession and 19 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Their only player to score was Shaylon (57').
Vasco da Gama had 7 shots on goal with 1 on target. Léo Matos (17') was the scorer.
The referee was Igor Benevenuto.
Team News: Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash with a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Goias
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Goias boss Augusto César does not have any fitness worries at all before this clash.
Our assessment here is that Goias will do well to break down this Vasco da Gama outfit who we think should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 1-0 victory for Vasco da Gama at the end of the match.
Hoping for a good game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Vasco da Gama
Stadium: Estádio São Januário (21,880)
Captain: Leandro Castán
Chairman: Alexandre Campello
Manager: Vanderlei Luxemburgo
Competitions: Serie A position 17
⭐ Key Player: Fellipe Bastos
Customarily used in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Fellipe Bastos was born in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. After having made a senior debut playing for Benfica in the 2008 - 2009 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 4 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign so far in a total of 14 appearances.