Vasco da Gama vs Santos
Brasileiro Serie A
Date: Sunday, 16th July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama.
Vasco returned to the winning ways in some style as they notched four past Vitoria in mid-week’s Serie A action.
The hosts thus came on a four-point distance to third-placed Santos and they are hoping to build on the impressive display and make an upset against Peixe this Sunday.
Vasco da Gama
Nothing announced such a demolishing win for Cruzmaltino when Kanu made it all square for Vitoria 20 minutes from time on Wednesday evening.
However, Thalles, Paulo Vitor and Guilherme Costa scored three goals in the final 20 minutes of the game to lead Vasco to a highly-important away win.
Cruzmaltino thus instantly bounced back after losing the last home fixture to Flamengo and they are hoping to make Estadio Club de Regatas a fortress again as their fans saw three subsequent wins there prior to the failure to Flamengo.
Getting a positive result against Peixe will, however, be far from an easy task for the hosts since Santos again seem to have caught the right rhythm after a couple of unexpected slip-ups.
Levir Culpi’s men took three super important wins in last three fixtures in all competitions. The defense looked especially impressive during the 90 minutes of play against Atletico Mineiro on Wednesday evening (0-1 win).
Vasco da Gama vs Santos: Head to head
Santos lead the tie by three wins, but they have only managed to leave Estadio Club de Regatas victorious on three out of 14 occasions.
The last meetings between the two sides took place in last term of Copa do Brasil when Santos went through 5-3 on aggregate after two high-scoring affairs.
Vasco da Gama vs Santos: Prediction
It’s hard to predict the winner as both sides will come into the game in high spirits following their mid-week successes.
The draw seems to be the best of the options, but we also fancy backing goals knowing that both sides have been quite inspired in the final third lately.
Vasco da Gama vs Santos: Bet Tips
The top bet is BTTS at the odds of 19/20.
Braver punters will go for the draw at 5/2.