Vasco da Gama vs Sport Recife Preview and Predictions

Vasco da Gama vs Sport Recife
Brazilian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 9th June 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Club de Regatas, Rio de Janeiro.

Sport Recife successfully passed a serious of super challenging fixtures which saw them face the likes of Cruzeiro, Corinthians, Palmeiras, Atletico Mineiro and Internacional in last five rounds. They took as many as eight points from last four matches which resulted in a climb up to the sixth position in the league ladder.

Leao will have a nice chance to capitalize on the aforementioned thread on Saturday evening when they travel to Rio de Janeiro to take on the struggling Vasco da Gama side. The hosts are going through a very tough period at the start of the season. Team parted ways with Ze Ricardo after an underwhelming campaign in the opening 9 rounds and they will be led by the interim manager Valdir Bigode here.

Vasco da Gama vs Sport Recife: Head-to-head

  • Teams have five wins apiece coming into their 17th head to head meeting.
  • Each of last four H2H games saw both teams on the scoreline.
  • Vasco won two and drew one of last three meetings with Leao.
  • Only 1 of 8 matches at Estadio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama ended without a winner.

Vasco da Gama vs Sport Recife Predictions

Vasco still have a host of sidelined player, but the good news for them will be the return of left-back Henrique who should bring more space to Fabricio on the left flank. Nevertheless, the interim coach Bigode will have huge troubles setting up the strategy here knowing that Sport Recife have been lethal in the final third recently.

Leao bagged three goals past Palmeiras and Atletico Mineiro each within the last three games they’ve played and we feel they will be very dangerous up front against Vasco. We will follow the most recent head to head trend and back goals at both ends as the main betting option at the odds of 1.80, while braver tipsters can try with the away win, priced up at 3.40 here.

Vasco da Gama vs Sport Recife Betting Tips

  • Both teams to Score @ 1.80
  • Sport Recife to win @ 3.40.