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Sport Recife visit Arena de Pernambuco on Saturday for the Serie B showdown with home side Náutico.
Our Náutico v Sport Recife predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Náutico won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 2-0 Serie B loss in their previous game against Sampaio Corrêa.
It has been seldom in recent games where Náutico have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Náutico have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals during that time. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, though.
Leading up to this clash, Náutico:
- have not been beaten in the league by Sport Recife in their previous 5 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league matches. Their fans aren't happy.
In their previous game, Sport Recife drew 0-0 in the Serie B tie with Grêmio.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Sport Recife has been noticeable in recent matches. Examining their last 6 outings shows that this has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 3 and Sport Recife have scored 3.
Their prior results show that Sport Recife:
- have not emerged victorious against Náutico in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 13/07/2008 tells us that Náutico have won 2 of them and Sport Recife 1, with the number of drawn results being 3.
An aggregate of 18 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 for Timbu and 9 created by Leão da Ilha. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Serie A match day 38 on 02/12/2012 when it ended Náutico 1-0 Sport Recife.
The match was refereed by Marcelo de Lima Henrique.
Team News: Náutico
The Náutico boss Gilmar Dal Pozzo doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go. Wellington will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Sport Recife
With a fully injury-free group to choose from, the Sport Recife boss Gustavo Florentín does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We are of the inclination to think that Sport Recife and Náutico could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
It appears that a draw might be on the cards. That is why we are leaning toward a very even match with a score draw at the end of this 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 17