Sport Recife vs Ponte Preta
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Ilha do Retiro, Recife.
Copa Libertadores contenders Sport Recife welcome Ponte Preta at Estádio Ilha do Retiro in Recife.
The home side is visibly struggling in the last month, mostly due to the immensely tight schedule they faced in July. The main problem is caused by the defensive part – they allowed at least a goal in the last five competitive matches.
Sport Recife are currently in the sixth place with 28 pts earned. In the previous round they were beaten 3-1 by Corinthians and they will be aiming to get back on winning track against Ponte Preta.
The visitors might be dragged into the relegation battle as the season is coming to a close. The last two Ponte Preta’s matches ended as a goalless stalemate, so the visitors might hope for another point in Recife.
Ponte Preta are the third-worst away side; they won only one game so far while scoring only 6 goals and allowing 17.
Sport Recife vs Ponte Preta: Head-to-head
Ponte Preta visited Recife five times so far and they only managed to remain unbeaten twice in the 1-1 draws.
Sport Recife vs Ponte Preta: Prediction
The hosts are under the slight pressure as the wins are missing out recently. Ponte Preta managed to keep a clean sheet in the last two matches, but not conceding a goal at Estádio Ilha do Retiro would be a huge challenge for the visitors. Sport Recife are the justified favorites and -0.75 handicap is well set.
Sport Recife vs Ponte Preta: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Sport Recife to win at the odds of 1.82 @ Pinnacle.
Both Teams to Score ‘NO’ at the odds of 1.91 @ Bet365.