Criciuma and Atlético GO face in Estadio Heriberto Hülse, in a match for the 23rd round of Serie B. Atlético GO won at home by (3‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, in 17 -05-2019. In this stage, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, as there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 11-08-2018, for Serie B, which ended in a draw for (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by Vitor Feijão (90 ‘), for Criciuma, and João Paulo (70′), for Atlético GO. Despite being a match between 17th and 2nd of the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 11th classified in home games and the 4th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 17th position, with 23 points won, after 5 wins, 8 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied at home against Ponte Preta by (0‑0). In the last game, he lost out against América Mineiro by (2‑1). This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 16 points in its stadium, where it scored 10 goals and suffered 9, against only 7 points outside, with 5 goals scored and 13 suffered. For the championship, Criciuma conquered 16 points in 30 possible, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 games he played in his stadium. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (7 in 11 games). This is a team that usually marks few times first: he only opened the scoring in 5 of his last 22 games for Serie B, of these 5 he came to the break in advantage in 3 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 3. In 22 matches in the competition, suffered the first goal 13 times and only got 2 comebacks. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 11 home matches for this competition: he scored 5 of his 10 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Currently, the Criciúma team is within the relegation zone and this is due to the fact that it is showing a weak football in the field. To get out of this situation, the locals will have to change their position in the field, to be more efficient in defense and attack. In the last game played in the competition, América Mineiro defeated Criciuma away from home by 2×1. The coach will have the absence of Luiz, who was ejected in the last round.
Atlético GO :
After 10 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses, the visiting team is currently in 2nd place, with 38 points won. In their last game, they tied with the Bragantino at home by (1‑1), after in the previous match they had won out, in a match against Coritiba, by (1‑2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the championship, Atlético GO conquered 16 points in 30 possible, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 7 away matches. In their matches for the league as a visitor the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (5 in 12 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 22 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 10 home games for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: they suffered 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘) and 3 of their 8 between (76′-90’).
The goal of Atlético-GO is to reach the top of the leaderboard, so acting outside the home is important to have your eyes open, so as not to make mistakes. The visiting team is expected to make a strong defensive marking and at the same time try to find spaces to decide the game in their favor. In the last round, Atlético-GO ended up drawing at home with Bragantino for 1×1. The coach must not have significant absences for this match.