This week’s Saturday accumulator comes from Brazil’s Serie B, and offers the chance to turn £10 into over £70. Let’s hope our three selected teams can help us do just that.
All three games start at 8:30PM. Our fingers are crossed for a weekend winner to cap off our Saturday night, and here are our selections.
Brasil de Pelotas v Internacional
Both Brasil de Pelotas and Internacional enter this weekend’s action having registered 14 points from nine matches. On paper, Saturday’s showdown is one that could go either way, but we’ll be backing the visitors to grab a crucial win.
Guto Ferreira’s men will be expected to go back up and, after drawing three on the spin, they’ll view this as a great chance to get their campaign back on track. Without being the most frequent scorers, they don’t tend to concede many. Even a single goal could be enough at the Estadio Bento Freitas.
The hosts are flying high after beating table-topping Juventude, but it will be tough to follow Tuesday’s contest in style. Meanwhile, the fact they have lost two of their last four by conceding three and four goals respectively should be considered.
Internacional will be fancied for promotion this term, and three points here could be a fantastic springboard. Back them to seal the victory.
Goias v Vila Nova
Goias and Vila Nova currently make up two of the four promotion spots. As such, both sides will be eager to make a signal of intent with three points on Saturday. While the visitors can be optimistic, we’re backing three points for the hosts.
The visitors lost their last away game via a 3-0 scoreline and have registered just two wins in their last five overall. Meanwhile, the fact that they’ve scored just four away goals is a reason for concern, particularly as Goias boast the division’s second leading marksman.
Even if Carlos Eduardo doesn’t score, Silvio Cricuima’s men have every reason for confidence after winning four of their last five. Moreover, a return of eight goals in five home games suggests that they will get the better of an out-of-form away defence. If they do, their own backline should be strong enough to gain the win.
Home advantage can count for a lot in Brazil. Let’s hope that is the case in this one.
Guarani v Nautico
Guarani have surpassed all expectations so far and are currently second in the league. Even if they don’t stay there, they should have more than enough quality to overcome struggling Nautico on Saturday.
The visitors are currently rock-bottom and have lost all four of their previous matches on the road. Worse still, Beto Campos’s men have conceded 11 times during that period, responding with just three in the process. It doesn’t make for good reading, especially given the home side’s current form.
Vadao’s men have dropped points in the last couple of games, but the fact they’ve picked up 13 points from 15 at home says a lot. Meanwhile, the fact they’ve only conceded once would suggest that a clean sheet will be on the cards. If that is to be the case, Eliandro and co. should have enough quality to see the hosts through.
It might not be the cricket score that the league table might suggest, but a home win is likely.