Santos FC vs Red Bull Bragantino
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Vila Belmiro (Sao Paulo).
Santos finished second in the Serie A league last season, trailing behind the table-toppers by 16 points in the campaign. They played in the Paulista League after that and have been winless for the past four fixtures in the schedule.
Their most recent encounter in any major competition was the 1-3 loss at home against Ponte Preta in the Paulista fixtures in their overall schedule. They had only one loss at home in the Serie A last season and likely have the use of home ground advantage in the game.
Bragantino had to win 22 of their 38 Serie B fixtures to get promoted to the top tier league. They were the winners of the Paulista League lately and will visit right after the finals. They secured the title with a 1-0 win at home against Guarani in the overall schedule.
The visitor’s away form has been shaky last season with 7 losses coming out of their 19 away fixtures in the league. So, the host can expect an easier encounter at Sao Paulo.
Santos vs Bragantino Head-to-head (h2h)
- Two of their last five fixtures have ended in a draw.
- The host has recorded three of their last five wins.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a goalless draw.
- The visitor has won only one of their 12 visits since 1998.
Santos vs Bragantino Prediction
Santos FC will have the advantage of league experience over the visitors. Besides, they had a strong foundation for home ground advantage in the least season campaign.
The promoted side will probably experience trouble in their return to the top tier since 1998. Even in their h2h clashes in other competitions, the Peixe has dominated in their records.
The double chance for Santos will probably be the best bet for the punters. Since the host is facing a promoted side, we can expect at least a couple of goals at Sao Paulo.
Santos vs Bragantino Betting tips
Double chance: Santos or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).
Over 1.5 goals in the match @ 1.40 (2/5).