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The Serie A meeting at Estádio Urbano Caldeira on Sunday will see hosts Santos lock horns with opponents Red Bull Bragantino.
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Santos will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-2 Serie A triumph vs Juventude.
In that match, Santos managed 66% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 9 on target. For Santos, goals were scored by Eduardo Bauermann (57') and Marcos Leonardo (77'). Juventude had 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Ricardo Bueno (26') scored for Juventude.
Santos have not been the best at stopping their opponents lately, although they have also found ways to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Santos have conceded in 6 of them while also getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those games. That sort of trend might not follow through into this next game, however.
Red Bull Bragantino
Red Bull Bragantino will come into the match after a 4-2 Serie A win against Coritiba in their previous fixture.
In that game, Red Bull Bragantino managed 52% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Red Bull Bragantino, goals were scored by Hyoran (7', 36'), Artur (34') and Natan (75'). For their opponents, Coritiba got 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Igor Paixão (51') and Adrián Martínez (92') scored for Coritiba.
For 5 of the prior 6 clashes involving Red Bull Bragantino, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game during that period is just 2.33, with the number of goals averaged by Leão da Zona equalling 1.17.
Their previous form shows that Red Bull Bragantino:
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
The previous league meeting between the two was Serie A match day 31 on 10/11/2021 when it finished Santos 2-0 Red Bull Bragantino.
On that occasion, Santos had 43% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Marinho (28') and Carlos Sánchez (93').
Red Bull Bragantino had 14 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Raphael Claus.
Team News: Santos
The Santos boss Fabián Bustos will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
It seems likely that Peixe look set to use a 4-3-3 system in the match, beginning the first half with João Paulo, Lucas Braga, Kaiky Melo, Eduardo Bauermann, Lucas Pires, Rodrigo Fernández, Vinicius Zanocelo, Sandry, Leo Baptistao, Marcos Leonardo and Jhojan Julio.
Team News: Red Bull Bragantino
Owing to an otherwise healthy group, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Red Bull Bragantino boss Maurício Barbieri to be concerned with. Emiliano Martínez (Achilles tendon problems) misses out for this game.
From our viewpoint, Leão da Zona seem most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 formation using Cleiton, Aderlan, Kevin Lomonaco, Natan Souza, Luan Cândido, Raul, Lucas Evangelista, Artur, Hyoran, Helinho and Jan Hurtado.
Our assessment is that Red Bull Bragantino should be able to put a goal past this Santos lineup, however it might not prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Santos by the conclusion of the game. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Urbano Caldeira (16,068)
Captain: João Paulo
Chairman: Andrés Rueda
Manager: Fabián Bustos
Competitions: Serie A position 11, Copa do Brasil (Round of 16), Copa Sudamericana (Round of 16)
🔑 Key Player: Marcos Leonardo
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Marcos Leonardo was born in Itapetinga, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Santos in the 2020 season, the talented Forward has netted 5 league goals in the Série A 2022 season so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.