Chapecoense vs Sport Recife
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Thursday, 22 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Arena Conda (Chapeco).
Chapecoense could not back up the magnificent Santos upset (0-1 on the road) as they went to lose following two games against Botafogo and Gremio without scoring along the way. Claudinei Oliveira’s troops will have a nice chance to bounce back from such failures on Thursday night when they host fellow strugglers Sport Recife at Arena Conda.
We can definitely call it a relegation six-pointer as there is only a single point separating the two teams with just three games left to play. The tension can hardly be greater as home team fans might regret the fact Chapecoense refused the three-year immunity from relegation in Serie A. Chapeco still have time to save themselves though. A win here would be of a massive importance. Can they get it against a side which failed to score a single goal in last three league rounds?
Chapecoense vs Sport Recife: Head-to-head
Chapecoense have a chance to move level on number of wins in their head to head record with Sport Recife.
Chapeco won 4, drew 4 and lost 5 so far.
Nevertheless, Leao da Ilha are yet to celebrate a victory in away matches against Chapecoense where the hosts won and drew three apiece in six games so far.
Last two H2H meetings ended with the same 1-1 scoreline.
Chapecoense vs Sport Recife: Prediction
The visitors were on a thread of five straight league games without a defeat before falling 0-1 to Flamengo at the weekend. They’ve been struggling for goals badly of late. To be fair, Milton Mendes’ side did keep things tight at the back on a regular basis recently. They shipped just one goal in past four league outings.
Given the importance of the match and the fact both teams lacked attacking creativity in recent fixtures, we have to see the Under 2.5 goals FT as a genuine banker at the odds of 1.60 here.
Chapecoense vs Sport Recife: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.50 (6/4).