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The Serie B meeting at Arena de Pernambuco on Friday will see home side Náutico take to the field against Sampaio Corrêa.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Náutico v Sampaio Corrêa game (including the best match odds).
Náutico will be wanting a better result here following a 4-1 Serie B defeat in their last game at the hands of Vasco da Gama.
In that game, Náutico managed 63% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Vasco da Gama got 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Raniel (34') scored for Vasco da Gama.
Over their prior six fixtures, Gilmar Dal Pozzo's Náutico have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a combined total of 5 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 0.83.
In the game prior to this, Sampaio Corrêa drew 1-1 in the Serie B tie with Criciuma.
In that game, Sampaio Corrêa had 39% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sampaio Corrêa was Ygor Catatau (37'). Criciuma had 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Sampaio Corrêa have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals overall. Defensively, Sampaio Corrêa have not been doing too well. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Sampaio Corrêa are without an away win for the past 25 matches in the league. They clearly need to do something about it.
Head to head
The previous league game between these sides was Serie B match day 12 on 10/06/2022 when the final score was Sampaio Corrêa 2-0 Náutico.
On that day, Sampaio Corrêa managed 44% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target.
For their opponents, Náutico had 10 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Team News: Náutico
The Náutico boss Gilmar Dal Pozzo has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match owing to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Sampaio Corrêa
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Sampaio Corrêa boss Leo Condé has no fitness worries to report before this clash.
We’re of the view that Sampaio Corrêa are likely to put a goal past this Náutico outfit, but that is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Náutico when the full-time whistle blows. Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena de Pernambuco (44,300)
Captain: Joseilson Josa
Chairman: Edno Melo
Manager: Gilmar Dal Pozzo
Competitions: Serie B position 20