Sergipe – Goias SOCCER PICKS
Sergipe and Goiás face at Estádio Estadual Lourival Baptista, in a match for this phase of the Copa do Brasil (1st Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the Copa do Brasil with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. The team comes to this match after a defeat away with Confiança by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Sergipe won 4, drew 3 and lost 3. The team allowed goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 13 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 9 out of 13 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal.
The Sergipe team has been doing a season that is far below what was expected by the technical team, having played eight official matches and lost five. In addition, the team comes from two defeats in a row, so it needs to improve its performance in the field. The Sergipe needs to win to stay alive in the next phase of the Brazilian Cup, therefore, he has a very difficult mission to his fans. The technician will not have important absences for this decision that has ahead.
The visiting team plays its first match in this edition of the Copa do Brasil with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. In the last match they played, for Goiano 1, they beat Iporá by (1-2). In the last 10 away matches Goiás has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 7 times, but have won the first leg in 3. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they scored 12 of their 34 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘ ).
The Goiás has dominated all its opponents this season, since it won all the official matches that it played until now. The Goiás team is very calm for this duel against Sergipe, because they know that they have the advantage of being able to equalize so that they can start qualifying for the next phase. The team has good players in their squad, being a very hard team to face. The coach will go with maximum force for this game.