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Vasco da Gama will be visiting Estádio Moisés Lucarelli on Sunday for the Serie B clash with home side Ponte Preta.
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Ponte Preta will be hoping to bounce back here after a 2-1 Serie B loss in their previous game against Brusque.
Fixtures featuring Ponte Preta have proved to be lively affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past six games alone, a total of 22 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 14 of those belonging to Macaca. Historical results aside, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend will continue on here in this match.
Their past results show that Ponte Preta:
- haven't beaten Vasco da Gama in their previous 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama will go into the clash following a 0-1 Copa do Brasil win with the eclipse of Boavista in their last game.
Vanderlei Luxemburgo's Vasco da Gama have managed to stick the ball in the net 7 times in the course of their previous six matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period adds up to 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Vasco da Gama:
- remain undefeated by Ponte Preta in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 9 matches in the league. A poor run.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 09/08/2013, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Ponte Preta winning 2 of those games, Vasco da Gama 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A total of 12 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 for Macaca and 5 for Vascão. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Serie A match day 38 on 03/12/2017 when the final score was Vasco da Gama 2-1 Ponte Preta.
In that match, Vasco da Gama had 49% possession and 14 shots at goal with 8 on target. The scorers were Paulinho (28') and Mateus Vital (74').
Ponte Preta had 10 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Lucca (89') was the scorer.
The referee was Rafael Traci.
Team News: Ponte Preta
Ponte Preta manager João Brigatti doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Vasco da Gama
Out of a mainly available group, there’s only the one fitness problem for the Vasco da Gama gaffer Vanderlei Luxemburgo to contend with. Daniel Amorim (Muscle Injury) won’t be playing here.
We feel that Ponte Preta will really need to work well to hit the back of the net against this Vasco da Gama team who we reckon should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re going for a hard-fought 0-1 winning margin for Vasco da Gama at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Moisés Lucarelli (17,728)
Captain: Renan Fonseca
Chairman: Sebastião Arcanjo
Manager: João Brigatti
Competitions: Serie B position 16