Criciuma – Brasil de Pelotas SOCCER PICKS
Criciuma and Brasil de Pelotas meet at Estádio Heriberto Hülse, in a match for the 31st round of Serie B. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 21-06-2018, Brasil de Pelotas won at home by (1-0). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 3 and lost 2. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and outside.
The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 40 points won, after 10 wins, 10 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Boa, by (1-2). In the last match, they tied at home against West by (0-0). 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 13 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 13 conceded.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 13 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 15 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 30 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 9 matches in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 15 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Criciúma has two titles of the Brazilian Championship of Serie B, conquered in 1986 and 2002, in addition to having a Brazilian Cup title, conquered in 1991. In the current season of the Brazilian Serie B Championship of 2018, the team has been doing a recovery campaign, because it has been climbing the classification table in the last rounds. When analyzing their last six games, we see that the Criciúma won four and tied two, conquering fourteen points from the last eighteen disputed, an optimal use. Now, the Criciúma will receive Brazil from Pelotas, a team that has a great historical disadvantage when playing in the Criciúma’s home, so, we believe that the Criciúma has great chances of winning or at least drawing this match.
Brazil of Pelotas:
The away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 34 points won, after 8 wins, 10 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Ponte Preta, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Fortaleza, by (0-1). 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 2 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 3 draws and 6 defeats in their stadium. In the last 10 away matches for the championship Brazil de Pelotas has 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In 30 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 14 away matches for this competition: they scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘); He suffered 7 of his 16 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The Brasil de Pelotas is a club that never managed to conquer the title of the Brazilian Championship of Serie B, having as its most important title in its history the Gaucho Championship conquered in the distant year of 1919, almost a century ago, in addition to a second position in the Brazilian Serie D Championship, in 2014. In the current season of the Brazilian Serie B Championship of 2018, the team has been doing a very irregular campaign, currently occupying the fifteenth position in the leaderboard. However, the team has been conquering important points away from home. When analyzing his last five games away from home, we see that he tied two, lost one and won two, adding eight of the last fifteen points played as a visitor. Now, the Brazil of Pelotas is going to visit the Criciúma and has chances to win a draw, but the victory will be very difficult to achieve, because the Criciúma is living a good moment.