Bragantino SP vs ABC RN by Ashjkc
Bragantino has already met with Avai. The Sao Paulo team eliminated the Lion (Avai) in Brazil Cup this year, Bragantino winning 1-0 at home and managing 1-1 draw away. Bragantino is currently on relegation zone (18th) with 3 losses, 1 draw and 1 win, with 3 of their last 5 matches ending 0-0 at half time. Avai has been luckier this start of the season, currently 6th, with 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with only 1 of its last 5 matches ending up as 0-0 at half time.
The reason why I'm confident on this is that their star striker and captain, Willian is not going to play tonight. The captain was rested by coach SIlas and has not travelled to Braganca Paulista. Another big name missing in the front is Tata.
I'm not much familiar to Brazilian Portuguese but the coach said something like this:
"We have one game after another and so we will leave some players to rest and give some the chance to play. It's their turn to show their worth."
The great challenge of the Avai, in fact, is to win again away from home. In 2016, Avai won only two matches away from home. In 16 matches, are 12 losses, two draws and two wins,
The coach also said
" I think this question of winning away from home is maturing. The group has worked and is getting very close to it - said, confident, Silas."
Avai should have been favourite IF (I cannot stress enough on that if) WIllian and Tata were on the squad list for this fixture. Bragantino plays very safely during the 1st 45 mins and most goals scored by Avai during 1st half was due to the strikes of Willian. So, I'm quite confident that it will be a neutral match during the 1st half at least.
BRAGANTINO will have a usual squad composed by:
Philip; Rodrigo Sam, Jesiel, Eder Lima, Bruno Pacheco; Serginho, Guilherme Andrade, Watson, Tartá; Léo Jaime and Eliandro
Coach: Toninho Cecilio
Renan; Renato (German), Andre Santos, Gabriel and John Paul; Jaja, Sa Luke, Gaius Caesar ; Romarinho, Taua and Luke Fernandes
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