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Náutico head to Estádio São Januário on Friday for the Serie B tie with home side Vasco da Gama.
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Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama will be hoping to bounce back here after the 2-1 Serie B defeat last time out to Grêmio.
In that game, Vasco da Gama managed 61% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Vasco da Gama was Léo Matos (4'). At the other end, Grêmio got 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Bitelo (10') and Thaciano (20') scored for Grêmio.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Vasco da Gama have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Vasco da Gama have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 9 goals along the way.
Their previous form shows that Vasco da Gama:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Náutico in their previous 7 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 15 league matches at home. What a fortress they have created.
Náutico will go into this clash following a 1-0 Serie B win with the defeat of Brusque in their last game.
In that match, Náutico had 53% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Náutico was Geuvânio (65'). For their opponents, Brusque got 10 shots at goal with 2 on target.
It is worth noting that Náutico have had real problems scoring goals in their past 6 clashes, recording the poor return of only 4. In those matches, Timbu have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 9. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, however.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Náutico:
- have not emerged victorious against Vasco da Gama in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 9 league matches. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 05/09/2012 tells us that Vasco da Gama have won 3 of them and Náutico 0, with the tally of draws being 3.
An aggregate of 18 goals were produced between them in these games, with 12 from Vascão and 6 netted by Timbu. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league meeting between the two was Serie B match day 11 on 07/06/2022 when it finished Náutico 2-3 Vasco da Gama.
In that game, Náutico had 48% possession and 18 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Jean Carlos (100').
For their opponents, Vasco da Gama got 5 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
Team News: Vasco da Gama
The Vasco da Gama boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this match thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Náutico
With a fully injury-free squad available to select from, the Náutico manager Gilmar Dal Pozzo does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.
We’re thinking that Vasco da Gama will most probably see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Náutico might well find it a difficult task to find the back of the net although we do see them managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 3-1 margin for Vasco da Gama when all’s said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Vasco da Gama
Stadium: Estádio São Januário (21,880)
Chairman: Alexandre Campello
Manager: Vanderlei Luxemburgo
Competitions: Serie B position 4