Cuiaba looks to overturn their misfortunes in the league this week when they take on Sport Recife. The match schedules for Friday at the Estadio Presidente Eurico Gaspar Dutra, with kickoff at 1 am.
The guests are currently in a bad position, but they won their last three matches and have found their form just in time to fight for survival.
Cuiaba has had inconsistent results in Serie A, winning and losing six games while tying the other 13, which is more than any other team in the league.
In addition, the club has had some success, but they haven’t advanced any further in the league as the club is currently ranked 12th.
Also, they are six points outside of the playoffs, so that a win could put them in a strong position. The team hasn’t won in five games, so that they can improve on plenty of things.
On the other hand, the two teams tied earlier this season in a match without goals, but this tie will not be enough for Sport Recife. The 18th-placed Serie A guests need to win points to avoid relegation.
Moreover, Gustavo Florentin realized that his team got into this game after three consecutive wins, which put them in a much stronger position.
Sport Recife has defeated Gremio, Juventude and Corinthians in their recent appearances, scoring six goals and conceding only two.
Cuiaba vs Sport Recife Head to Head
Both sides have three games against each other with Sport Recife with one win and two draws. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Cuiaba 0-0 Sao Paulo
- Gremio 2-2 Cuiaba
- Cuiaba 0-2 America-MG
- Atletico Gioaniense 0-0 Cuiaba
- Cuiaba 2-2 Fluminense
- Sport Recife 1-0 Corinthians
- Sport Recife 3-1 Juventude
- Gremio 1-2 Sport Recife
- Sport Recife 0-1 Fortaleza
- Atletico Mineiro 3-0 Sport Recife
Cuiaba Team News
If Cuiaba concedes a clean sheet in her next game, they will likely end up in the same back four this time around, with Walter keeping his place in goal.
After suffering a cruciate ligament injury, Joao Igor will be absent for the rest of the season.
Sport Recife Team News
The goalkeeper Neilton is currently also out of action because he has not played a game since July due to his fitness problems. Still, since Corinthians has lost in the last three games, there could be an unchanged line-up after the victory over Corinthians.
Prediction and Odds
Although they are currently in the relegation zone, the guests go into this game with great attack quality and momentum, and as such, they could get the three decisive points.
- Away Win
- Goals Under 2.5
- Double Chance