Santos vs Ponte Preta
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 18th June 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho.
Santos have been enjoying an amazing spell of form in the last couple of weeks.
Peixe will come into the game with Ponte Preta in high spirits after claiming three wins on the bounce without conceding a single goal along the way.
The achievement is even greater if we know that Santos faced the likes of Botafogo, Atletico PR and Palmeiras during the hot run.
Team’s owners have thus made a fantastic decision by replacing Dorival Junior with Levir Culpi on the bench since the streak has just started when Culpi took charge of Santos.
The story is quite opposite with Ponte Preta who enjoyed a fabulous start to the new campaign in Serie A.
However, Gilson Kleina’s men started to face huge struggles at the back in the recent period which is the main reason for their poor away record of three losses and a draw in four outings.
The latest of the failures came on Wednesday when Macaca lost 2-0 to Flamengo on the road.
Santos vs Ponte Preta: Head to head
This will be the third head to head meeting between the two sides in 2017.
Ponte Preta were the more successful side in quarterfinal of Campeonato Paulista A1 as they went past Peixe on penalty shootout after both sides claimed narrow home wins.
Santos generally lead the head to head tie by five wins and they have 11 victories in 19 matches on the home pitch.
Santos vs Ponte Preta: Prediction
The hosts are massive favourites and we can easily see them continuing the impressive run with fourth straight victory.
Since Peixe have been very tough to break down lately, you can also back them to keep yet another clean sheet at the odds of 13/10.
Santos vs Ponte Preta: Bet Tips
The top bet is Santos to win the match at 3/5.
You can alternatively take Santos to keep a clean sheet at 13/10.