Ponte Preta vs Santos: Preview
Santos will travel to Campinas to play against Ponte Preta on Thursday night Brazilian Serie A game. The game is expected to be a tight one as the 2 sides are eager to grab important points.
The home side Ponte are among the teams battling for relegation as they are on the 15th position and are a point ahead of the drop zone. They have their hopes of avoiding relegation high as their former coach Eduardo Baptista has returned to the dugout after he failed at Palmeiras and Atletico PR.
In his last time with the club, Baptista gathered 13 home wins out of 19 games and he needs such hone performance if they are to avoid the drop this term.
Eduardo Baptista has been at the realm of affairs for 3 games, winning a home game and losing twice away.
On the other hand, Santos may have left the Copa Libertadores but they have bounced back with bact-to-back league wins. They edged out Atletico PR and Palmeiras as they look forward to slash the margin between them and leaders Corinthians.
Santos are playing catch up to the leaders due to a slow start to life and they are trailing their state rivals by 8 points.
Ponte Preta vs Santos: Prediction
Is hard to separate the two sides as the return of Eduardo Baptista has lifted Ponte’s Spirit. They are a strong side at home under Baptista so we expect a tough game.
We are a bit confident on a stalemate as expect Ponte to be a difficult side to break down. While also Santos are not an huge in attack on the road, they mind find it difficult to pick a victory here.
The away tram have drawn 5 out of their last 7 games and we expect this game to make it 6 draws in 8 games.
Ponte Preta vs Santos: Head to Head
Only one of the previous 17 games at Moises Lucarelli have ended in draw, Ponte Preta have won 9 and lost 7 games to Santos.
The last meeting between the 2 sides in June ended in a 0-0 score line.
Ponte Preta vs Santos: Tips
Full time result – Draw
Under 2.5 goals