Sport Recife vs Chapecoense SC
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Kick-off at 23:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Ilha do Retiro (Recife).
It is home advantage that makes Sport Recife the favourites in the mid-week Serie A tie against Chapecoense SC.
Sport are a team on top form lately and are coming after bagging three wins on the on the trot. Two of those wins came away from home and against top home teams Santos and Coritiba. The Lions, who made a poor start to the season and slowly crawling up in the standings and occupy the sixth spot at the moment.
At home, Sport Recife lost just once during their six matches this season, which came under difficult circumstances against Vitoria. Unless otherwise, they were lethal in their approach.
Things have slightly improved for Chapecoense following back-to-back draws against Fluminense and Atletico PR. But they are searching for their first win since five matches. Moreover, they managed just 1 win from their last 8 league games. It is not a wonder that they are just 3 points above the relegation zone.
Sport Recife vs Chapecoense: Head-to-head
The home team normally dominate in the clashes between these two sides. Six of the last 9 matches resulted in home wins with the away side failing to score in five. Also, the team playing away haven’t scored more than 1 goal during this period.
In the overall h2h, Chapeco are the slight better with 4 wins, while Sport has 3 in their bag alongside 2 draws.
Sport Recife had won their last four home games against Chapeco, netting 10 goals to no reply in the last 3.
Sport Recife vs Chapecoense: Prediction
The form is entirely on the side of Sport Recife and they have a good account of themselves at their home turf. Also, the stats from their meetings over the last four seasons clearly shows the dominance of the team playing at home. One must not hesitate to pick Sport Recife as outright winners of this Serie A tie.
Sport Recife vs Chapecoense: Bet Tips
FT – Sport Recife to win at 2.00 odds with William Hill.
Over 2.5 goals at 2.10 odds with Betway.