Vitoria vs Vasco da Gama
Brazil – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 September 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Manoel Barradas, Salvador.
Vasco da Gama look to be sliding down the Serie A standings at an alarming rate as they came on the brink of the drop zone after back-to-back losses to Atletico PR and Santos.
They thus head into the Sunday’s affair with Vitoria just a single point above Sport Recife in 17th and one point below Leao da Barra in 15th in the league ladder.
We can thus expect the local fans at Estadio Manoel Barradas to create an electrifying atmosphere in what is a match of a huge importance for their Vitoria in the battle for avoiding the relegation in this term of Serie A.
The hosts come into the game in much higher spirits following their back-to-back wins over Atletico and America Mineiro.
Such victories moved Pablo Carpegiani’s side outside from the danger area and the third straight home success would ever further raise the gap between them and the drop zone.
Can Vitoria make it count against the struggling opposition?
Vitoria vs Vasco da Gama: Head-to-head
The head to head stats completely favour Vitoria who lead the tie by four wins ahead of 25th meeting with Cruzmaltino.
However, Leao da Barra were almost impeccable in the history of H2H games with Vasco on the home court where they picked up eight wins, a draw and a loss in ten outings.
Vitoria picked up a 2-3 victory when the two teams met in this term of Serie A at Estadio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama.
Vitoria vs Vasco da Gama: Prediction
It’s really hard to go past the home win pick here based on everything written above. Vasco da Gama are really struggling for results on travels where they are yet to pick up the victory in this season.
They’ll come into this off the back of five defeats and a draw in last six games in all competitions away from home.
Vasco failed to find the net in last three away fixtures and we’ll alternatively back Leao da Barra to keep things tight at the back as an alternative betting option here.
Vitoria vs Vasco da Gama: Bet Tips
Vitoria to win @ 8/7 (2.15)
Vitoria to keep a clean sheet @ 27/20 (2.35).