Sport Recife vs Atletico GO: Betting Preview
Sport Recife vs Atletico Goianiense betting tips. In form Sport Recife take on bottom of the table Atletico Goianiense looking to maintain their push up the table. Infogol’s Analyst looks at the game, using unique stats and data points to select the best bets.
Sport’s four match winning streak was brought to an end in midweek by Botafogo, losing 2-1 in Rio, halting their march up the table. They were deservedly beaten in that game, as they struggled to create many high-quality scoring opportunities.
Prior to this defeat, they had embarked on a remarkable run, winning four on the bounce without conceding a goal. Two home wins and two away wins saw them jump up the table and into the top six, with their best display coming at home against Atletico Paranaense in a 1-0 victory.
Best performance – What Sport Recife are capable of
They have been creating plenty of chances in recent weeks, though Infogol calculates the have been slightly fortunate to get 12 points from their last five matches. Their 3-0 win over Chapecoense is a prime example as they created very few chances (just 0.68 xG), with just a 3% chance of them scoring three.
Slightly fortunate – Sport with only a 3% chance of scoring three goals vs Chapecoense
A huge positive for Sport coming into this match is their home form so far this season. They have won four of their opening seven home games, losing just once, and will look to register another home win in front of their home crowd – and the way they have been playing recently you wouldn’t bet against them.
Sport looking to extend their good home form
Atletico Goianiense prop up the table after 14 matches, picking up just eight points so far including just two wins. They come into this game without a win in seven matches, and need to start picking up points if they are to have any hope of surviving.
They were beaten by Atletico Mineiro last time out after going a goal ahead, with the xG totals suggesting they were unfortunate to lose that game. It was a similar story at home to Santos, a game which they created a host of chances, but had to play the last 30 minutes with 10 men – something that ultimately cost them the three points.
Shot-map: Atletico Goianense vs Santos
They have shown they have the capability to create chances and cause teams problems, and have hit the net in their last four matches, so won’t be an easy team to beat, even if they have one of the worst defensive records in the league so far this season.
Things could be going better for Atletico GO
The home team are the ones in better form coming into this game, and have a solid home record so far this season, but this won’t be as easy as people may think, as Atletico Goianiense will have a go as they need points. Sport should get the win though, in what should be a close encounter.
Over 2.5 Goals @ 9/10
Sport Recife to win @ 1/2
Sport Recife to win and BTTS @ 23/10