Prediction for Santos – Ponte Preta
Santos to win @ 1.63
Santos and Ponte Preta meet in Municipal Stadium Paulo Machado de Carvalho in a match for the 8th day of Serie A. The record of direct matches of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 11 games Won 6, tied 1 and lost 4. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 11-04-2017, ended Ponte Preta’s 4-5 victory in the penalty shoot-out. Particular attention is needed for the home / off condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
After 3 wins and 3 losses, the home team is currently in 7th place with 10 points earned. In his last game, he won Atlético PR off by (0-2), after in the previous game to have won by (1-0) at home, in a match against Botafogo. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 15 conceded; Against 11 wins and 4 losses in his stadium, with 28 goals scored and 12 suffered. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Santos won 7 and lost 3. In 15 games, he only managed 1 comeback in all 6 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
Santos returns to play at home for the Brazilian Championship, trying to maintain the optimum performance that has been showing in the last rounds, to get his third consecutive victory against his fans, which would be the fourth followed in the competition. At home he has made a good campaign, having won nine of the twelve points he played until then. His defense in the home is one of the most efficient in the championship, having suffered only one goal in four games, being that in one of them the attack failed to balance the rival network. For this game, the coach must keep the team in the 4-2-3-1, highlighting Kayke, who scored three goals in the last two rounds.
After 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, the away team is currently in 9th place with 10 points won. In his last game, he lost to Flamengo (2-0), after having won at home in a match against Chapecoense (3-2) in the previous game. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 25 suffered; Against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 10 suffered. For the championship, the Ponte Preta conquered 1 point in 12 possible, after 1 tie and 3 losses in the last 4 parties that disputed like visitor.
For this competition, did not win any of the last 4 games as a visitor. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition. In 15 matches, he only managed 1 comeback in all 8 matches in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 matches at home for all competitions there is 1 period in the spotlight: he scored 7 of his 20 goals in the minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Ponte Preta enters the field for his eighth game in the Brazilian Championship, trying to repeat outside the home the same good performance that is showing when acting before his fans, to conquer their first victory away from their domains in the competition. As a visitor he has not been doing a good campaign, being that he conquered only one of the twelve points disputed so far. His defense at home is, next to that of Atlético Goianiense, the weakest of the championship, having suffered nine goals in four games, being in three of them the attack failed to get the zero of the score. For this match, the manager should keep the team in the 4-1-3-2 or 4-2-3-1, highlighting Lucca in the offensive sector.
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