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Ponte Preta will be taking on visiting club Mirassol at Estádio Moisés Lucarelli in this Serie B fixture on Friday.
All Ponte Preta v Mirassol game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Ponte Preta enter this game following on from a 1-1 Serie B tied result vs Vila Nova.
In that match, Ponte Preta had 47% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Vila Nova got 30 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that there has been much resilience in the Ponte Preta rearguard. Ponte Preta have been stingy, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past 6 games standing at 3.
Heading into this contest, Ponte Preta are undefeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Criciuma in Serie B action, Mirassol will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Mirassol managed 65% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Mirassol was Luiz Otávio (27' Own goal). Criciuma had 3 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Hygor (90') was the scorer for Criciuma.
It has become apparent that Mirassol have been starved of goals over their previous 6 games, netting the disappointing return of only 3. In those matches, Mirassol have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 7. Despite that, time will tell if such a trend might be maintained here in this game.
Ahead of this clash, Mirassol have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
The last league contest between these clubs was Serie B match day 10 on 03/06/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Mirassol 1-0 Ponte Preta.
On that day, Mirassol had 68% possession and 23 attempts at goal with 7 on target.
At the other end, Ponte Preta got 3 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
Team News: Ponte Preta
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Ponte Preta manager Luís Pintado to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength group. Jean Carlos (Ruptured knee ligament) misses out.
Team News: Mirassol
With a fully healthy squad to pick from, the Mirassol boss Mozart Santos doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
It’s looking like Mirassol and Ponte Preta may well both score at least one goal each although picking a clear a winner isn’t easy.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we get quite a few goals with scores finishing level. That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive game with a draw at the end of this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Moisés Lucarelli (17,728)
Captain: Élvis Vieira Araújo
Chairman: Marco Antônio Eberlin
Manager: Luís Pintado
Competitions: Serie B position 14