Boa – Santa Cruz : Preview & Prediction
Boa and Santa Cruz play at the Municipal Stadium Mayor Dilzon Luiz de Melo in a match of the 35th round of the B series. In the final confrontation between these teams in this competition, on 22-07-2017, the final result was a draw for (1- 1). The record of recent direct clashes favors the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches has won 3 and drawn 2. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition as both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
After 9 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses, the home team is in 17th place, having won 40 points. In the last match, they lost with Criciúma away (2-0), after having lost at home in a game against Londrina (0-1). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 1 win, 6 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 home games for the championship, Boa has won 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, having won 16 points out of 30. In the matches played in his stadium there are some frequent scorers at the end of the first 45 ‘: 0-0 (6 in 17 matches) and 1-0 (6 in 17 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 34 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 18 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard.
The Good Sport has gone through a disastrous phase in the B Series where it has not won for 8 games, has entered the relegation zone and needs to demonstrate a better football in this final stretch to try to avoid the fall to the third division. The bad campaign can be explained mainly by the great inefficiency of his offensive system that has scored only 32 goals and is the third worst of the league, while the defensive system has been working reasonably, suffered 38 goals and is tenth less leaked. Playing at home, such as this Saturday’s match, Boa have the seventh worst advantage of Serie B, have not won 4 games in front of their fans and it is worth mentioning that in 6 of their last 9 home games both the client and the visitor swayed networks. For the clash against Santa Cruz, coach Nedo Xavier will not be able to count on midfielder Diones on account of suspension.
The visiting team is currently in 18th place with 33 points, after 7 wins, 12 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, lost at home to Nautico by (2-3). In the last match, he tied for Vila Nova for (1-1). This is a stronger team when they play in their stadium because in the last 30 games they have won 1, 6 draws and 8 losses; against 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games away from the championship the Santa Cruz has 5 draws and 5 defeats, having won 5 points out of 30.
For this competition, you do not win as a visitor makes 13 matches. In his games as a visitor there are some frequent results at the break: 1-0 (6 out of 17 matches) and 0-0 (6 out of 17 matches). The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 34 games in this competition, only managed 2 turns on the board in the 18 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 17 matches played as a visitor to this competition: he scored 5 of his 13 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Santa Cruz have been campaigning much less than expected in Serie B, especially considering they played Serie A last season, have not won for 10 games and now only a miracle can save the team from relegation, since it is 7 points from the first team outside the downhill zone with only 4 games to play. The team has been having problems both in its offensive system, having scored 34 goals, being the eighth worst attack of the competition, and conceded 44 goals, having the fourth most leaked defender, something that needs to be corrected with urgency in this final stretch of the championship. Playing away from home, such as this Saturday’s match, Santa Cruz have the fourth worst Series B campaign with only a 23% advantage and it is worth mentioning that in 4 of their last 5 away games, both teams rocked the networks. For the match against Good Sport, coach Marcelo Martelotte has no problems with injuries or suspensions and should go to the field with maximum strength.
Boa – Santa Cruz : Betting Tips
Boa – Win Odds: 1.66
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70