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Vitoria line up against visiting rivals Sport Recife at Estádio Manoel Barradas in this Serie B tie on Saturday.
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Vitoria, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-2 Serie B success versus Grêmio Novorizontino.
In that match, Vitoria managed 43% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Vitoria was Léo Gamalho (45'). On the other side, Grêmio Novorizontino had 21 attempts on goal with 6 on target.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Vitoria have been participants. Regarding the goal attribution from this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 3 while Vitoria totted up 6. We will have to see if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Vitoria:
- haven't lost in the league to Sport Recife in their last 2 games.
- are undefeated in their last 12 home league matches. A very good run at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Last time out, Sport Recife drew 0-0 in the Serie B tie with Atlético Goianiense.
In that match, Sport Recife managed 50% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Atlético Goianiense got 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Sport Recife have attacked well leading up to this encounter, scoring 9 times in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Sport Recife have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same outings.
Their prior results show that Sport Recife:
- have left without a victory over Vitoria when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 12/10/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with Vitoria winning 2 of those games, Sport Recife 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A combined sum of 15 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them from Leão da Barra and 8 netted by Leão da Ilha. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 18 on 20/07/2023 when it finished Sport Recife 1-2 Vitoria.
That time, Sport Recife had 58% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Rafael Thyere (45' Own goal).
For their opponents, Vitoria got 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Camutanga (51' Own goal) and Hugo (65') scored.
Team News: Vitoria
The Vitoria manager Leo Condé will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Sport Recife
Owing to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, the Sport Recife manager Enderson Moreira does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
We’re of the view that Sport Recife have the firepower to score against this Vitoria lineup, although that may not be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Vitoria by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s see what happens here.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Manoel Barradas (35,618)
Captain: Jose Zeca
Chairman: Fábio Rios Mota
Manager: Leo Condé
Competitions: Serie B position 1