Santos vs Sport Recife
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Saturday, 24th June 2017
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Urbano Caldeira.
Santos continued their fine form in mid-week when they picked up points from Estadio Manoel Barradas thanks to Jonathan Copete’s brace.
Peixe are now only four points away from Corinthians at the top of the Serie A standings and they will come into Saturday’s game with Sport Recife full of confidence.
Levir Culp has been doing a phenomenal job since he took over Dorival Junior on the bench after Santos’ horrendous start to the new Serie A season.
The team has been functioning great defensively as they did not allow a single goal in each of their last five Serie A outings.
Santos did drop points last weekend when they only played goalless with Ponte Preta on the home pitch, but the away win over Vitoria will certainly instil further confidence into their players ahead of an important home fixture with Sport Recife.
The visitors have beer far easier to break down since they allowed five goals in last two fixtures against Vitoria and Atletico Mineiro.
This poor shape caused the negative run of four consecutive matches without a victory for Vanderlei Luxembourgo’s side.
Leao da Ilha thus sits in the danger area after nine rounds of the competition.
Santos vs Sport Recife: Head to head
Sport Recife have never managed to claim three points from Estadio Urbano Caldeira where they lost six out of ten matches with Peixe.
Two meetings from the last term of Serie A saw home wins for each of the teams.
Santos vs Sport Recife: Prediction
We see Santos as clear favourites to keep the good form going and pick up yet another victory to stay in touch with the top-of-the-table teams.
Braver punters can chase handicap bets because we would not be surprised to see Santos netting three or even more goals on Saturday.
Santos vs Sport Recife: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be Santos to win at 1.75
The second bet is Santos -1.5 handicap at the odds of 2.70.