Can Cuiabá defeat Sport Recife in Arena Pantanal clash?

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Competition: Brazil Serie A
Competition: Thu 14.October
Match begins: 22:00 (UTC)
Venue: Arena Pantanal (7000 seats)

Let's get ready for Cuiabá - Sport Recife! Even with mixed fortunes up until now, this match could be a riot!

Insights:
  • Cuiabá have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Sport Recife have the fewest scored goals (14) in Serie A

Not a lot of time to rest for the team playing at home, as they had a Serie A game only three days earlier. Thankfully the previous game, versus São Paulo, was also a home game here at Arena Pantanal. The away team is better rested.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Sport Recife, who are travelling more than 3100 kilometers to play this game.

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Cuiabá form and stats

The story so far in the Serie A for Cuiabá at their home stadium (Arena Pantanal) is 3 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats.

A draw after 90 minutes last time out for Cuiabá, who played 0-0 against São Paulo. That match was also played at this venue (Arena Pantanal). Jenison, an attacker, was the top performer for the side in that match, earning a rating of 7.65 (out of 10). Jenison hit three key passes.

A 2-2 draw away before that, with Gremio the opponent.

This is expected to be a close game, with Cuiabá perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Cuiabá as a small favourite), we find six games. Cuiabá has won four of these, drawn two and lost zero.

The manager J. de Amorim Campos will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Flamengo in only three days.

Cuiabá are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 13 goals in 13 games. 17 goals have been conceded.

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Sport Recife form and stats

3 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. That’s the product of Sport Recife, who have the fewest scored goals (14) in Serie A, playing as the away team in the Serie A this season.

Paulinho Moccelin scored in Recife's previous match, the home game against Corinthians that ended 1-0. Paulinho Moccelin came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against Corinthians last time out, making the manager G. Florentín feel like a tactical genius. Gustavo got a match rating of 7.6 in that game, top player of the team. Gustavo hit one key pass and dribled past the opponent 5 of 7 times.

That result followed a home victory 3-1 versus Juventude.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found six similar matches played by Recife in our archives, and the results are: one win for Sport Recife, one draw and four defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Santos in just three days.

The visitors have scored 8 goals from 12 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. As opposed to that, Sport Recife have seen the ball go into their own net 13 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The contenders have faced each other already this season, with the final score Sport Recife - Cuiabá 0-0 entered in the official records. H2H stats regardless of arena (last three matches): Cuiabá zero wins, two draws and Sport Recife one victory. As for goals, zero matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

CuiabáE. Rodrigues Brandão
E. Rodrigues Brandão
6 goals
CuiabáJ. de Jesus Brito e Brito
J. de Jesus Brito e Brito
4 goals
CuiabáJ. Barbosa
J. Barbosa
3 goals

Cuiabá missing players

Sport Recife missing players

Cuiabá Sport Recife
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
25 13 5 Played P 4 12 25
6 3 1 Won W 1 3 6
13 5 3 Drew D 3 4 8
6 5 1 Lost L 0 5 11
25 13 7 Scored S 4 8 14
26 17 7 Conceded C 3 13 21
76% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 83% 76%
60% 69% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 50% 32%
40% 46% 60% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 33% 24%
24% 23% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 8% 8%
4% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
48% 54% 80% BTTS BTTS 50% 33% 24%
32% 15% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 33% 40%
44% 38% 20% Failed to Score F T 25% 50% 60%
 
3.2 3.4 4.2 Corners for (avg) C F 4.8 3.6 3.8
5 4.7 6.2 Corners against (avg) C A 7 6.6 6.2
2.3 2.2 1.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 2.2 2.5
5 4 2 Red cards R C 1 2 3
 
10.8 12.8 12.6 Shots (avg) S ( 10.2 8.8 11.2
3.4 3.9 3.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 2.9 3.2
30% 25% 44% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 23% 18%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Cuiabá have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Sport Recife have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Sport Recife have the fewest points from losing position (1) in Serie A
  • Sport Recife have the fewest scored goals (14) in Serie A
  • Sport Recife have the fewest scored goals in the first half (3) in Serie A
  • Sport Recife have the most matches under the total-line (18) in Serie A

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Atletico Mineiro 24 16 5 3 38 16 11 9 1 1 23 6 13 7 4 2 15 10 22 53
2 Flamengo 22 13 3 6 43 20 11 7 0 4 19 12 11 6 3 2 24 8 23 42
3 Palmeiras 24 12 3 9 37 32 13 7 2 4 23 21 11 5 1 5 14 11 5 39
4 Fortaleza 25 11 6 8 32 29 12 6 3 3 17 13 13 5 3 5 15 16 3 39
5 Bragantino 24 9 11 4 39 29 12 2 8 2 18 17 12 7 3 2 21 12 10 38
6 Corinthians 25 9 10 6 27 23 12 4 4 4 16 15 13 5 6 2 11 8 4 37
7 Internacional 24 9 9 6 31 25 11 5 3 3 17 12 13 4 6 3 14 13 6 36
8 Atletico PR 24 10 3 11 31 31 12 6 3 3 18 15 12 4 0 8 13 16 0 33
9 Fluminense 24 8 9 7 24 26 13 5 5 3 12 12 11 3 4 4 12 14 -2 33
10 America Mineiro 25 7 10 8 24 26 13 5 4 4 12 9 12 2 6 4 12 17 -2 31
11 Atletico GO 24 7 10 7 20 22 12 2 7 3 7 10 12 5 3 4 13 12 -2 31
12 Cuiabá 25 6 13 6 25 26 13 3 5 5 13 17 12 3 8 1 12 9 -1 31
13 São Paulo 25 6 12 7 20 25 12 3 7 2 10 9 13 3 5 5 10 16 -5 30
14 Ceará 23 6 11 6 21 24 12 6 5 1 15 8 11 0 6 5 6 16 -3 29
15 Juventude 25 6 10 9 24 30 13 5 4 4 14 14 12 1 6 5 10 16 -6 28
16 Santos 24 6 10 8 22 29 12 5 5 2 12 9 12 1 5 6 10 20 -7 28
17 Bahia 24 7 5 12 28 38 11 4 2 5 15 17 13 3 3 7 13 21 -10 26
18 Sport Recife 25 6 8 11 14 21 13 3 4 6 6 8 12 3 4 5 8 13 -7 26
19 Gremio 23 6 5 12 20 27 12 3 5 4 12 11 11 3 0 8 8 16 -7 23
20 Chapecoense 25 1 9 15 22 43 12 0 4 8 8 20 13 1 5 7 14 23 -21 12

Read more about Serie A

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, often called the Brasileirão (or just Série A), is the primary football competition in Brazil. It has 20 teams playing each other twice from May to December, a total of 38 fixtures. The top team is crowned as the champion and the bottom four are relegated.