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The Serie B match at Estádio Alfredo Jaconi on Saturday will see hosts Juventude do battle with opponents Ponte Preta.
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Juventude enter this game coming off the back of a 0-0 Serie B stalemate against ABC.
In that game, Juventude had 34% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 1 on target. At the other end, ABC got 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Over their preceding 6 games, Thiago Carpini's Juventude have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a total of 7 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.17.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Juventude:
- haven't lost in the league to Ponte Preta in their previous 3 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
Ponte Preta will go into the meeting after a 0-1 Serie B win as they beat Tombense in their most recent match.
In that game, Ponte Preta had 49% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Ponte Preta was Élvis (67'). For their opponents, Tombense got 8 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The forward players for Ponte Preta have made hard work of scoring goals over their previous six encounters, netting the poor return of only 4. In those fixtures, Macaca have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 8. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 05/10/2005 shows us that Juventude have won 2 of them & Ponte Preta 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A total of 17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from Juve and 9 being from Macaca. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league encounter between these sides was Serie B match day 18 on 19/07/2023 and the score finished Ponte Preta 0-0 Juventude.
That time, Ponte Preta had 47% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target.
On the other side, Juventude got 16 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Team News: Juventude
The Juventude boss Thiago Carpini will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Ponte Preta
From a largely healthy group, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Ponte Preta boss João Brigatti to be concerned with. Jean Carlos (Torn lateral knee ligament) misses out for this game.
It’s pretty clear that Ponte Preta will need to play some great football to be getting goals against a Juventude outfit who have the capability to boss most aspects of this game if it turns out as we expect.
We predict a very comfortable 3-0 margin for Juventude at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Alfredo Jaconi (19,924)
Captain: Jádson Alves dos Santos
Chairman: Fábio Pizzamiglio
Manager: Thiago Carpini
Competitions: Serie B position 4