Vasco da Gama vs Sport Recife
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Friday, 14 August 2020
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Vasco da Gama.
Leoa have just qualified to the top flight, and despite winning their opening game, they are not equipped to take on some of the best and most experienced teams in the Serie A.
Almirante have been a usual contender for the continental spots in the league, and expectedly last season, they had qualified for the Sudamericana.
On top of that, they have had a good record at home lately, whereas their counterparts have been struggling to perform well on the road for the past several weeks.
Moreover, Ramon Menezes’s men have a good h2h record against this opponent over the years as well.
Likely, expect a Vasco da Gama win over the newly promoted Sport Recife.
Vasco da Gama vs Sport Recife: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Almirante had recorded six of the former nine overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in eight of the preceding thirteen match-ups.
- In the last five years, only once have they lost against this opponent.
- At this stadium, the hosts are on a three-fixture winning run.
- Since 2000, the guests have won just once here.
Vasco da Gama vs Sport Recife: Prediction
Daniel Paulista’s men have just gained an entry into the Serie A, and they still are trying to get adjusted to this higher level of play.
Their form on the road lately has been worrisome, and opponents have been targeting this weakness as well. In fact, they have won just thrice away from home in the past eleven months, and they have won just once on the road since January.
Moreover, they have also lost five of their previous eight away fixtures as well. On the other hand, their opposite number had won four of their past six appearances at home.
In addition, Menezes’s men have won five of the former six h2h clashes at this stadium, and they have a 100% unbeaten record in such games at this venue since 2000, disregarding a single loss. Moreover, they have also scored two or more goals in all such games here since 2007, barring one match.
Taking these stats into account, expect a Vasco da Gama win this weekend.
Vasco da Gama vs Sport Recife: Betting Tips
To Win: Vasco da Gama @ 1.80 (4/5)
To Score in Second Half: Vasco da Gama @ 1.67 (2/3).