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Santos make the trip to Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho on Sunday for the Serie A meeting with home team Sport Recife.
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Sport Recife will be hoping for a better result after a 1-0 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Cuiabá.
In that match, Sport Recife had 45% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Cuiabá got 16 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Élton (69') scored for Cuiabá.
It’s not been often in recent times where Sport Recife have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Sport Recife have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals in the process. That aside, it remains to be seen if the trend will be sustained in this next match.
Their past results show that Sport Recife:
- have not emerged victorious against Santos in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
After a losing effort in their last game against Atlético Mineiro in Serie A competition, Santos and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Santos managed 40% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Santos was Raniel (48'). Atlético Mineiro had 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Ignacio Fernández (69', 81') and Nathan Silva (75') scored for Atlético Mineiro.
The attacking players from Santos have been starved of goals over their last 6 games, contributing the disappointing return of just 3. In those fixtures, Peixe have also seen the overall goal tally against them equal 8.
Coming into this contest, Santos haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes stretching back to 19/10/2017 shows that Sport Recife have won 1 of these & Santos 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
An aggregate of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 5 of them for Leão da Ilha and 10 being from Peixe. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Serie A match day 8 on 30/06/2021 when the final score was Santos 0-0 Sport Recife.
That time, Santos had 67% possession and 14 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
On the other side, Sport Recife had 8 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Douglas Schwengber da Silva.
Team News: Sport Recife
The Sport Recife boss Gustavo Florentín doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this game with a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Santos
Santos boss Fábio Carille has to choose a team with limited availability. John (Meniscal Injury), Sandry (Ruptured knee ligament) and Kevin Malthus (Cruciate Ligament Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We believe that Sport Recife may find it difficult to see themselves scoring against this Santos team who we reckon will end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore tipping a good battle with a 0-1 victory for Santos at the end of this game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho (35,020)
Captain: Sander Bortolotto
Chairman: Milton Bivar
Manager: Gustavo Florentín
Competitions: Serie A position 18
⭐ Key Man: André
Usually playing in the Striker position, André was born in Cabo Frio, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Santos in the 2009 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this Série A 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 20 appearances.