Operário PR and Londrina meet at Estádio Germano Krüger, in a match for the 9 th round of Serie B. There is only record of 2 recent direct matches between these two teams: on 10-03-2019, which ended with a draw for ( 1-1), and on 12-03-2016, which ended with the victory of Londrina by (0-1). Despite being a match between 17th and 3rd of the table, it is actually a match between the 10th classified in home matches and the 3rd as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 17 th position, with 7 points conquered. In their last match, they lost with Paraná by (1-0), after in the previous match they lost by (1-0), in a match against Brasil de Pelotas. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 3 points in away matches, with 1 goal scored and 5 conceded, against 3 points won at their stadium, with 3 goals scored and 3 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they drew with Palmeiras away by (2-2). In the last 4 home league matches Operário PR has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, so they have won 7 points out of 12 possible. The team has conceded goals to the opponent in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 2 of its last 8 games for Serie B, and never reached halftime advantage. In 8 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback.
The PR Worker is making a terrible campaign in Serie B, has lost 4 of his last 5 games, has only 1 win in the last 7 rounds and is looking for a recovery to try to get out of the relegation zone. The main problem of the team is the enormous inefficiency of its offensive sector, which is the worst of the competition, with only 4 goals in 8 rounds, so much that it did not score in 5 of its last 6 games, being a team with enormous problems in the creation sector, which scores very rarely. Playing at home, as in this Saturday’s game, the Operário has been somewhat irregular, alternating between good and bad results, but it comes from a great victory over Sport Recife, by 2×1, in which it showed significant improvements in the sector offensive, but the defense still needs to be more solid in this kind of situations. For the game against Londrina, coach Gerson Gusmão has no problems in the starting lineup and goes to the field with the best players.
The away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 16 points won, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Cuiabá, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Ponte Preta, by (1-3). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. The team comes to this match after a win away with Corinthians by (1-2). For the league, Londrina won 7 points out of 12 possible points, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 games they played as visitors. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition.
Londrina is making a good campaign in Serie B, but has seen his 2 wins series finish in the last round, in his stadium, and seeks to recover in their domains, to stay among the best. The team has a reasonable attack, which scored 9 goals in 8 games and is the seventh best of the competition, while the defense suffered 7 goals and is the sixth weakest, but it is worth mentioning that it suffered 3 goals in 2 of the last 4 games Playing away from home, as in Saturday’s game, Londrina has lost only 1 of their 4 games so far, having won 2 of them, and comes from a great victory over Vila Nova, in the last game away from their domains , being a very difficult team to face in this type of situations. For the game against the Worker, the German coach will not be able to count forward Alisson Safira, for suspension, since he was sent off in the last round.