Boavista – Figueirense SOCCER PICKS
Boavista SC and Figueirense meet at Estádio Eucy Resende de Mendonça, in a match for this phase of the Copa do Brasil (1st Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the Copa do Brasil with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 20 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home loss with Botafogo by (0-3). In the last 7 home matches for all competitions, Boavista SC won 3 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 3 of its last 12 games, of these 3 it reached the break in advantage in 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 12 matches, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Boa Vista has the advantage of playing at home, but also has the disadvantage of having to win, because a draw places the visiting team in the next phase. The team does not come well in this season of 2019 and wants to change that, qualifying for the next phase of the Brazilian Cup. The technical team guaranteed that it goes to the field with what it has of better in the squad and with a very competitive team, to be able to stay alive in the competition.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the Copa do Brasil with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 19 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home victory with Hercílio Luz by (3-1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Figueirense has won 3, tied 2 and lost 5. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 8 of the last 9 games, of these 8 came to the break in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 5 .
Figueirense’s team has been doing a great season, in which they have not lost yet. The team is very well organized, both offensively and defensively, and has good players in its squad. The Figueirense has the advantage of being able to tie, by playing away from home, then, the team will be more focused on the defense, so that it can get the qualification for the next phase of the Brazilian Cup. The coach should be able to count on what is best for this duel.