Santos vs Chapecoense
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Monday, 12 November 2018
Kick-Off at 22:00 UK / 23:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho (Sao Paulo).
Santos ended their fine thread of six games without a defeat last weekend when they fell 3-2 to table-toppers Palmeiras in the Sao Paulo derby. It was another strong display form Peixe who clawed their way back into the contest after conceding two early goals.
Jonathan Copete and Dodo brought them back on level terms within ten minutes, but Palmeiras still managed to find the match-winner 19 minutes from time to go five points clear off Internacional in the second place of the Serie A standings.
Cuca’s troops thus fell down to seventh place with a loss to Palmeiras, but they will have a nice chance to return on the winning ways and break back into the top six in the ladder on Monday. They play host to strugglers Chapecoense in the last game of the Matchday on Monday evening at Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho.
Santos vs Chapecoense: Head-to-head
Santos have an impeccable record in head to head games with Chapecoense on the home patch.
Peixe won four from four against Chapecoense with an impressive 10-1 goal difference in the process.
However, Santos failed to score a goal in each of last two head to head games with team from Santa Catarina.
None of last five head to head affairs actually saw goals scored at both ends.
Santos vs Chapecoense: Prediction
The visitors are in a very tough position at the moment. They will have an uphill battle to fight to escape the red zone even though they can’t drop down to second tier due to the agreement Brazilian clubs made after they lost most players in a horrible airplane crash in 2016.
Anyhow, Claudinei Oliveira’s men really don’t have much to hope for here. They have been dreadful travellers this season. They took just one point from past seven league games on the road. Given they’ll be up against the in-form and highly-motivated Santos side here, we have nothing but the home win to go for here.
Santos vs Chapecoense: Bet Tips
Santos to win @ 1.45 (9/20)
HT/FT Santos/Santos @ 2.30 (13/10).