Vasco da Gama vs Coritiba: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Brazil Serie B
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 19:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho

This is shaping out to be an intriguing game as Vasco da Gama have their supposed home advantage, while Coritiba are in front by 11 points in the Serie B standings.

Insights:
  • Vasco da Gama haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Coritiba have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (11) in Serie B

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Coritiba, who are travelling more than 800 kilometers to play this game.

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Vasco da Gama form and stats

Vasco da Gama have played 14 Serie B games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 8-3-3 (wins-draws-losses).

Vasco da Gama lost their last game at Sampaio Correa (placed 10th) after a 0-1 scoreline. Vasco's goalkeeper Vanderlei was extremely busy against Sampaio Correa, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning six saves. The penalty miss from Nenê in the defeat against Sampaio Correa was a source of irritation for some fans, but these things happen. Goalkeeper Vanderlei got the top rating on the team in that game; 7.75 out of ten. Vanderlei stopped the opponent with six saves.

A strong away win before that one, visiting Confianca and winning 2-1.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Vasco da Gama have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found nine matches with the results: Won four, drawn four and lost one.

Vasco has scored 20 league goals at home this season, in 14 matches. Vasco are not conceding a lot of goals here at Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 11 from 14 matches.

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Coritiba form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the most clean sheets (8) away in Serie B, on their Serie B travels is 7 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats. Two points from the last two away games for Coritiba, which the math geniuses among you will translate to two draws.

Coritiba are looking to quickly end their 180 minutes long goal drought in the Serie B.

The manager G. Morínigo Vázquez was unhappy after their last game, a Serie B match played at their home ground Estádio Major Antônio Couto Pereira. Coritiba suffered a 0-3 loss to Cruzeiro (placed 12th).

A 0-0 draw at Remo's stadium before that.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Coritiba playing away and similar expectations, we found ten relevant matches. Results were three Coritiba wins, three draws and four defeats.

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

Coritiba find the net regularly in their away games. 14 goals from 14 away fixtures in the league. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (11 so far).

Head 2 Head

It's not the first time these sides face each other this campaign, as the history books show this recent fixture: Coritiba - Vasco 1-1. Vasco-Coritiba H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Vasco da Gama three wins, Coritiba three wins, four draws. three of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

CoritibaL. Gamalho de Souza
L. Gamalho de Souza
12 goals
VascoG. Cano
G. Cano
8 goals
CoritibaW. da Silva Souza
W. da Silva Souza
6 goals

Vasco da Gama missing players

Coritiba missing players

Vasco da Gama Coritiba
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
29 14 3 Played P 5 14 29
12 8 2 Won W 3 7 15
7 3 0 Drew D 2 4 9
10 3 1 Lost L 0 3 5
34 20 5 Scored S 6 14 35
31 11 2 Conceded C 2 11 22
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 60% 71% 86%
76% 79% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 40% 50% 62%
34% 29% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 20% 29% 28%
10% 7% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 14% 14%
3% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 14% 7%
52% 43% 0% BTTS BTTS 20% 21% 34%
28% 43% 67% Clean Sheets C S 80% 57% 48%
21% 14% 33% Failed to Score F T 40% 50% 31%
 
5 4.6 5.7 Corners for (avg) C F 3.4 3.9 4
5.1 5.4 2.3 Corners against (avg) C A 6.2 5.4 5.1
2.3 2.1 3.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 2.4 2.6
5 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
11.3 12.4 13.3 Shots (avg) S ( 9.2 9.4 10.8
4.7 5.8 6.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3 3.7
25% 25% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 32% 33% 33%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Coritiba have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Coritiba have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (11) in Serie B
  • Coritiba have the most clean sheets (8) away in Serie B
  • Vasco da Gama haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Coritiba 29 15 9 5 35 22 15 8 5 2 21 11 14 7 4 3 14 11 13 54
2 Botafogo 29 15 6 8 42 27 15 12 1 2 31 10 14 3 5 6 11 17 15 51
3 Avai 29 14 8 7 34 22 15 8 4 3 19 11 14 6 4 4 15 11 12 50
4 Goiás 29 13 9 7 34 23 14 8 4 2 20 9 15 5 5 5 14 14 11 48
5 CRB 29 13 9 7 38 31 14 5 7 2 18 13 15 8 2 5 20 18 7 48
6 CSA 29 13 6 10 33 24 15 7 5 3 20 11 14 6 1 7 13 13 9 45
7 Guarani 29 12 9 8 40 31 15 8 4 3 22 13 14 4 5 5 18 18 9 45
8 Vasco da Gama 29 12 7 10 34 31 14 8 3 3 20 11 15 4 4 7 14 20 3 43
9 Náutico 29 11 8 10 35 35 15 6 5 4 23 19 14 5 3 6 12 16 0 41
10 Sampaio Correa 29 10 10 9 33 30 14 7 4 3 19 12 15 3 6 6 14 18 3 40
11 Remo 29 10 8 11 24 29 15 7 3 5 11 10 14 3 5 6 13 19 -5 38
12 Cruzeiro 29 8 14 7 36 35 14 4 7 3 20 20 15 4 7 4 16 15 1 38
13 Vila Nova 29 9 10 10 22 23 15 5 7 3 7 6 14 4 3 7 15 17 -1 37
14 Operario PR 29 9 7 13 22 33 14 6 2 6 15 17 15 3 5 7 7 16 -11 34
15 Ponte Preta 29 8 10 11 28 31 14 7 5 2 20 12 15 1 5 9 8 19 -3 34
16 Brusque 29 9 8 12 28 39 14 5 5 4 13 9 15 4 3 8 15 30 -11 32
17 Londrina 29 7 9 13 22 36 15 4 4 7 12 17 14 3 5 6 10 19 -14 30
18 Vitoria 29 4 14 11 18 26 15 3 7 5 11 12 14 1 7 6 7 14 -8 26
19 Confianca 29 6 7 16 27 40 14 4 2 8 14 19 15 2 5 8 13 21 -13 25
20 Brasil de Pelotas 29 3 10 16 16 33 14 3 5 6 9 14 15 0 5 10 7 19 -17 19

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Read more about Serie B

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série B, or just Série B, is the second highest level of Brazilian football on a national level. It has changed format frequently, but currently holds 20 teams playing a double round-robin format. Top four are promoted to Série A while bottom four face relegation.