Sport Recife vs Vitoria
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Kick-Off at 23:45 UK / 00:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho (Recife).
Milton Mendes deems to have found the winning formula with Sport Recife who are flying high coming into mid-week tie with fellow strugglers Vitoria. Leao da Ilha made it three wins on the spin to escape the red zone. They are now two points adrift of 17th-placed Vitoria (who are in the danger area) and a win here would further firm their top flight survival spot.
The likes of Gabriel and Jair were the main catalysts for the massive rise in form of late. They notched two goals apiece in last two league wins over Gremio and Ceara. This duo will no doubts represent the main threat to Vitoria’s goal when these two sides take on each other on Wednesday night.
Sport Recife vs Vitoria: Head-to-head
Vitoria have a positive head to head record with Leao da Ilha though.
The visitors won 11 and lost only 6 of 20 meetings with Sport Recife.
Teams snatched two wins each in last four head to head affairs.
Leao da Ilha were, however, better in H2H games at Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho where they won 4, drew 2 and lost 3 of 9 against Leao da Barra.
Sport Recife vs Vitoria: Prediction
Carpegiani’s troops will travel to Recife in much lower spirits. They won only one of last eight fixtures in the league. Furthermore, they have a very complicated schedule in last four rounds with outings against the likes of Atletico PR, Cruzeiro, Gremio and Palmeiras upcoming.
It will be an uphill battle to fight for Leao da Barra who are two points short of the safe zone with these five games left to play. They scored only three goals in last eight away games and it’s really hard to predict anything else but Recife’s win here.
Sport also won three on the bounce at home in Serie A conceding just twice in the process. We will alternatively back them to keep a clean sheet against the struggling opposition here.
Sport Recife vs Vitoria: Bet Tips
Sport Recife to win @ 1.85 (17/20)
Sport Recife to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).