Vitoria vs Sport Recife Preview and Predictions

Vitoria vs Sport Recife
Brazil Serie A
Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018
Kick-Off at 23:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Manoel Barradas (Salvador).

Sport Recife have seen a troubled spell of form since early June and they’ve dropped down the Serie A pecking order with just one point earned in four games, where they suffered losses to Vasco da Gama, Ceara, and Fluminense and only held Gremio to a goalless draw along the way. They now travel to Salvador for their Matchday 15 clash hoping to finally end the streak, but Claudinei Oliveira’s men are in for another tough challenge.

Vitoria sit in the bottom part of the table and come into the match after a loss too, having dropped all three points in a convincing 4-1 loss at Bahia. However, we’ve seen them pick it up at Estadio Manoel Barradas recently and they’ve suffered just a loss to Internacional in last four league outings here, beating Ceara, Chapecoense, and Parana along the way.

Leao da Barra have thus proven their character in front of the home crowd and we’ll now surely see a very motivated outfit once again, as they look to make use of the visitors’ woes and escape the immediate danger zone almost midway through the campaign.

Vitoria vs Sport Recife: Head-to-head

Sport Recife have cause an upset on their last trip to this ground, snatching a 1-2 win in October 2017.

Vitoria have been a lot more successful at Estadio Manoel Barradas, though, with seven wins and one draw in ten matchups.

We’ve seen goals on both ends in five of their last six head-to-head encounters.

Vitoria vs Sport Recife: Prediction

We will now back Vitoria to return the favour for the last year’s loss and secure all three points at a very crucial time, going for a Home win at 2.10. Sport Recife have struggled to bounce back and we could see them in for more of the same on the day!

However, the visitors will be no sitting ducks and we now expect another exciting contest between the sides, both coming very motivated to secure the points. We’ll thus also stick our necks out for Over 2.5 goals FT at 2.00, which seems a great way to go about the market for those keeping faith we’ll see a winner on the day.

Vitoria vs Sport Recife: Bet Tips

  • Home win @ 2.10
  • Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00.