Santos vs Vasco Predictions & Match Preview

Santos vs Vasco da Gama
Brazil Serie A
Date: Friday, 28th September 2018
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Vila Belmiro (Sao Paulo).

A tight clash is on the cards at the Estadio Vila Belmiro when Santos welcome Vasco for the Serie A battle this midweek.

Santos saw their unbeaten run in the league finally come to an end last week with the 2-1 away defeat at Cruzeiro. The team managed by Cuca notched up 4 wins and 2 draws from the previous six, a streak that helped them to climb up to 11th in the standings.

On an all, consistency has been a problem for Santos and hold a disappointing 17th rank in terms of home form this season. Yet, one can say that this is their best patch as the last four games at the home saw 2 wins and 2 draws with clean sheets in all those games.

Meantime, Vasco got back to winning ways after a 5 match win-less streak with the 2-1 win against Bahia last week. The previous 5 games saw them losing 4 times alongside a 1-1 home draw with 10-men Flamengo.

However, Vasco go down as one of the worst away side in the division after managing just 4 points from 11 games so far. They had won in none and lost 7, whereas points came from stalemates. Scoring goals on the road is another problem for this team, netted just 6 (from 11 games) this season.

Vasco are 16th in the table, or 5th from bottom, a win here could fire them up to 13th in the standings.

Santos vs Vasco da Gama Head-to-head

  • The teams share 2 wins and 2 draws from their last 6 head-to-head fixtures in the Brazilian Serie A.
  • Their latest league meeting was in the beginning of the current month, Santos run rout with a 3-0 away win at Vasco.
  • Vasco bagged a 2-1 win in their latest visit to Santos, on November 2017.
  • That was Vasco’s first away win at Santos since 2006 in all competitions, drew 1 and lost 7 of the previous 8.

Santos vs Vasco da Gama Prediction

The h2h and current form favors Santos heavily and we believe that they will bag full points here considering Vasco have struggled to challenge any team on the road this season.

The visitors are the worst away side in the league at this point as well as the worst scoring team with a brittle defense.

Santos do not score a lot of goals, but their defensive unit is reliable and I can see them edging a narrow win here.

Santos vs Vasco da Gama Betting Tips

  • FT – Santos to win @ 1/2 (1.50) is a banker.
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 3/5 (1.61).