Ponte Preta and Avaí meet at Estadio Moisés Lucarelli in a match for the 30th day of Serie A. The two teams tied (0-0), on 02-07-2017, in the previous match for this edition of the league . The record of recent direct clashes between these two teams could not be more balanced, as there was 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 games they played. Attention to the house factor, since Ponte Preta usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
Ponte Preta :
The home team is currently in 17th place with 32 points, after 8 wins, 8 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate game, tied at home against Santos by (1-1). In the last game, he lost away against Palmeiras by (2-0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 24 suffered; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 14 suffered. In his last 10 home games for the championship Ponte Preta won 3, tied 3 and lost 4, so he won 12 points in 30 possible. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 29 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 12 times and never got the comeback.
Ponte Preta did not win 2 days ago, he returned to the relegation zone and has to start to present a better football in this final stretch to escape the second division, being essential to guarantee points at home. The team has presented problems both in the offensive and defensive systems, having scored only 29 goals, being the fourth worst of the competition, and suffered 38 goals, having the sixth weakest defense, something that needs to be corrected with urgency . At home, like Sunday’s game, Ponte Preta has only the tenth best national championship campaign and the most worrying thing is that he won only 1 of the last 4 games, having balanced the networks only 4 times in these games. For the confrontation against the Avaí, the trainer Eduardo Baptista does not have problems with respect to the initial eleven used in the last day and must repeat the same initial eleven.
The away team is currently in 19th place with 31 points, after 7 wins, 10 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate game, lost away against Fluminense by (1-0). In the last game, tied at home against Botafogo by (1-1). This is a team that has similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. For the championship, the Avaí conquered 14 points in 30 possible, after 4 victories, 2 ties and 4 losses in the last 10 parties that disputed like visitor. In its matches for the league like visitor the final result more frequent to the rest was 1-0 (5 in 15 parties). His defense has not been very solid, having suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has marked regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In his games as a visitor for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 12 of the last 14 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 29 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in 13 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period in the last 14 games as a visitor for this competition: he scored 5 of his 10 goals in the minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Avaí is going through a terrible moment of form in the Brazilian championship, because he has not won for 6 days and comes with low morale for this game, after letting the victory escape in the last, on the last day, against the Botafogo . The big problem so far has been the inefficiency of his offensive system, since he scored only 18 goals, being the worst attack of the national championship, with 9 goals less than the less efficient team, while the defense, on the other hand, suffered 34 goals and is the eighth less solid, demonstrating the great imbalance between the two sectors. In the first leg, Avaí have the seventh worst performance of Serie A, with only 33% of the points conquered and 12 of their 14 away games finished with a maximum of 2 goals in the final score. For the confrontation against Ponte Preta, coach Claudinei Oliveira will not be able to count on forward Romulo, suspended.
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