RB Bragantino set to have too much for Sport Recife

    RB Bragantino vs Sport Recife Preview 29/10/2021

    27 Oct 2021 | Serie A | Preview
    RB Bragantino set to have too much for Sport Recife
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    On Thursday night, RB Bragantino host Sport Recife, as the home side look to boost their chances of landing a Copa Libertadores spot for next season.

    RB Bragantino are currently fifth-place in the Serie A table, only outside the Copa Libertadores spots courtesy of inferior goal difference to fourth place Flamengo.

    However, the home team has played three more league matches than their fourth-place rivals.

    Mauricio Barbieri’s team are unbeaten in their previous seven matches in the Brazilian top-flight after a 1-0 home win over Sao Paulo last time out.

    Too many draws in that unbeaten run (three) may have hindered Bragantino’s chances of a top-four finish, though.

    The home team have a decent recent home record in Serie A, as they are currently unbeaten in four Serie A games at the Estadio Nabi Abi Chedid. They have also kept back-to-back clean sheets in the league on home soil.

    The recent history of this fixture favours the visitors, as RB Bragantino have won just one of the last six meetings with Sport Recife.

    Sport Recife are currently 18th place in the table but are just two points shy of safety. A 2-1 defeat at Palmeiras last time out means that they have failed to win in three Serie A matches, suffering two defeats in the process.

    Their recent league matches have been fairly low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four matches in Serie A.

    The visitors have found life on the road tough of late, as Sport Recife have won just one of their previous six away matches in Serie A while suffering four defeats in the process.

    Forebet predicts that RB Bragantino will record a victory in a low-scoring encounter to boost their Copa Liberatores chances while denting the visitor’s survival hopes.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 0
    1.50 4.15 7.10 1 -1 1
    3 - 0(1 - 0)
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