At Chapecoense vs Vitoria,Chapecoense host Vitoria in Thursday’s Brazilian Serie A action. Both sides arrive in good form that has them looking like avoiding relegation. Read on for our preview, tip and predictions.
Chapecoense vs Vitoria:Both Teams To Score
Chapecoense vs Vitoria:Draw 1-1
Reason For Chapecoense vs Vitoria Betting Tips:
Vitoria visit Chapecoense in Thursday’s Brazilian Serie A action. An even game is expected between two outfits that now look like beating the drop.
Hosts Chape all but confirmed their place in next year’s top flight with an excellent 2-0 win over Santos on Monday. It’s been far from an easy year for the side, having had to re-construct their entire playing squad after last year’s tragedy in Colombia, but the team’s fourth manager of the year, Gilson Kleina, has done an excellent job since coming in and has rescued the team.
Verdão are 8 points clear of the drop zone with just 4 fixtures left to play, and now have a Sudamericana spot in their sights, only sitting 1 point behind Atletico PR who occupy the last continental spot. Taking to the field 6 matches unbeaten, half of which wins, confidence is high in the camp and fans will be hoping for a strong end to the season.
Meanwhile, whilst Vitoria’s current position is far less comfortable, only 3 points and one place above the drop zone, supporters of the visitors will be confident in seeing their side retain their Serie A status, given Leão’s 4 match unbeaten run and the dreadful form of the teams trying to catch them.
Vitoria have looked very impressive over the last three games, blowing away Palmeiras with a rare 3-1 home triumph as well as recording respectable points away at Vasco and Gremio. Home comforts have been hard to come by this campaign for the team, but confidence is high ahead of another road game, with just 1 defeat posted in the last 10 on visiting territory, with half of those fixtures having been won.
It should be an even but open affair in Chapeco. After long periods of struggle, both parties have hit form at just the right time and look hard to separate as a result. The two have really struggled in defensive lines all campaign, with Chape having conceded an average of 1.35 goals a game and Vitoria an even higher average of 1.5.
In the final third, however, each team has been fairly productive, with Chape scoring an average of 1.2 a game and Vitoria rattling home an average of 1.29 goals per game. Backing both nets being hit, as has happened in the last 3 meetings between the two, looks a great play and that’s where our money is going along with a small play on the 1-1 draw. Remarkably, Vitoria’s last 12 fixtures have all seen goals at both ends and there’s little reason to anticipate change in this one.
Chapecoense beat Vitoria 2-1 earlier on in the campaign, yet the guests won this fixture 4-1 last season. The last 3 gatherings between the two have seen goals at the two closures.
Chapecoense versus Vitoria Stats
Chapecoense have yielded an average of 1.35 goals a game this season while scoring an average of 1.2 a game. Meanwhile, Vitoria have surrendered an average of 1.5 a game however have scored an average of 1.29 for each match. Vitoria’s last 12 fixtures have seen the two sides scoring.
Chapecoense Team News
There are no real worries with Nathan Pelae and Osman Junior the main men to pass up a major opportunity.
Vitoria Team News
Focus back Kanu is suspended alongside midfielder Fillipe Soutto. A late call will be made on Caique Sa while Fernando Miguel and Willian Farias pass up a major opportunity.