Santos vs Vitória – Brazilian Serie A : In the only match of the Brazilian Serie A this Monday, Santos host Vitória at the Pacaembu…
The draw with Ponte Preta combined with Corinthians’ win on the last round was a rough blow on Santos’ pretensions.
The team from São Paulo was the great pursuers of Timão in the fight for the top spot of the league. But the upset combined with their rivals’ triumph has diminished their chances to fight drastically.
Santos is still placed 2nd on the Brazilian Serie A with 48 points. But now the distance to Corinthians is 10 points when we have now 10 rounds left until the end of this competition.
On this round, Santos will not play on their traditional stadium at Vila Belmiro. The team will play at Pacaembu in order to draw a bigger crowd.
On this stadium, the team has a huge invincible record. For this match, Bruno Henrique is still doubtful.
Latest results – Santos/SP:
12.10.2017 D1 Ponte Preta/SP 1-1 Santos/SP
30.09.2017 D1 Palmeiras/SP 0-1 Santos/SP
23.09.2017 D1 Santos/SP 1-0 Atlético/PR
20.09.2017 CLA Santos/SP 0-1 Barcelona SC
16.09.2017 D1 Botafogo/RJ 2-0 Santos/SP
13.09.2017 CLA Barcelona SC 1-1 Santos/SP
Latest results – Vitória/BA:
12.10.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 1-2 Sport Recife/PE
01.10.2017 D1 Botafogo/RJ 2-3 Vitória/BA
24.09.2017 D1 Atlético Mineiro/MG 1-3 Vitória/BA
17.09.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 1-2 São Paulo/SP
10.09.2017 D1 Vitória/BA 2-2 Fluminense/RJ
28.08.2017 D1 Coritiba/PR 0-1 Vitória/BA
Santos vs Vitória – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Vitória’s defeat to Sport, at home, has made the team drop to the relegation zone of this Serie A once again. Vitória has seriously improved under the control of Mancini.
But they still have a structural problem. They can’t win at home. Most of the points Vitória has conquered on their campaign has been as visitors.
I believe that can explain in part these generous odds favouring Santos. It is true that Santos haven’t been perfect on this competition.
But Pacaembu has been a great ally for them, since they are invincible at this stadium for years.
Vitória is an unstable team and that should help the hosts here.
|Santos to win||