Ponte Preta vs Fluminense
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 9th August 2017
Kick-off at 0:00 UK/ 1:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Moises Lucarelli (Sao Paulo).
A close battle is expected when Ponte Preta welcome Fluminense for the Serie fixture this midweek.
The hosts are 15th in the standings, but they are only 3 points behind the 10th placed Fluminense.
Last week, Ponte Preta were held to a goal-less draw at home by Vasco, which left them on a two match win-less run following the 3-1 away defeat at Vitoria in the previous round.
However, Ponte Preta perform better at home and notched up 5 wins and 1 draw from their 6 games so far. Also, 14 out of their 20 goals this season has come in front of the home fans.
Fluminense bagged a comfortable 3-1 win at home against Atletico Goianiense on the weekend and put an end to their three match win-less run. The team drew twice and lost once in the previous three.
The Tricolor can be an ample threat in road games and are coming on the back of a 5 match unbeaten streak with 2 wins and 3 draws in their bag. Also, Fluminense scored in every away game this season.
Ponte Preta vs Fluminense: Head-to-head
The last four league meetings between Ponte Preta and Fluminense resulted in home wins. The away side failed to score in three of those.
But, Ponte Preta have a solid home record against their Tuesday’s visitors having 6 of the last 8, draws and lost 1 each.
Fluminense have scored in 5 of their last visits to the Estadio Moises Lucarelli, a key stat that support both teams scoring in this match.
Ponte Preta vs Fluminense: Prediction
Both teams have some injury and fitness concerns ahead of the match and will have to do with whatever available at their disposal.
Ponte Preta could be the slim favourites here, but don’t rule out Fluminense’s chances here as they had lost just 2 of their 8 away games this season.
Goals are guaranteed in this match as Ponte Preta scored 8 goals in 4 matches prior to their goal-less stalemate against Vasco on the weekend. Meantime, Fluminense put 10 in the net in the previous 5. Also, 5 of the last 7 matches between the two at Estadio Moises Lucarelli saw both teams scoring. Therefore, punters must consider btts as their primary choice of this fixture.
Ponte Preta vs Fluminense: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score for 1.80 odds with Bet365.
The best alternative is arguably the Over 2.5 goal market for 2.08 odds with Bet365 itself.