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Chapecoense travel to the Estadio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho, where they meet Sport Recife placed in the relegation zone with both teams on Saturday.
The guests are currently at the bottom of the table in Brasileiro as they haven’t clinched a single league win this season, while Sport Recife is three points away from safety after 17 games.
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Umberto Louzers team have lost their last two games at Brasileiro, but Sport Recife have not lost three times on the bounce this season, so they are trying to hold that record this weekend.
Last time Sport Recife met Sao Paulo and scored an early goal from Pablo was enough to seal the three points for the away team, which was limited to few chances Mailson‘s goal.
Before the last two games of Recife, the team remained clean four times and their defensive record is more like a team that should be higher in the table. She conceded only 14 goals in 17 games, the second-best record in Brazil.
However, their form in front of goal is a major factor in keeping the team in the relegation zone, finding the back of the net only eight times, the lowest in the league.
Those stats are unlikely to change this weekend as Sport Recife have drawn a void in their last three games despite having recorded 13 shots on goal during that time.
Chapecoense manager Pintado has managed to improve the team’s results slightly since taking office on August 10th and have drawn two in their last two games.
On Saturday, the team traveled to 20th place to Atletico Goianiense, who were pushing for a place in the Copa Libertadores, and the guests were only denied the three points in the 93rd minute when Joao Paulo pass his sentence Keiller.
Chapecoense have only conceded one goal this season but they were close to securing their second last weekend.
The away form of the Chape Terror is slightly better than their home form, they got two points more than the Arena Conda and also scored six more goals than at home.
After Chapecoense conceded 29 goals this season, Sport Recife could offer a good opportunity to increase their goals on Saturday and a win could pull them out of the relegation zone.
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After receiving his third yellow card of the season on Monday, Sport is Recife’s top scorer André will be serving his suspension for one game this weekend.
Everaldo, Joao Igor, Leandro Barcia and Neilton all remain absent for Louzer’s squad but are all expected to return to action soon.
Winger Gustavo will also be absent this weekend as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury sustained in mid-August. Everton is expected to start in Gustavo’s absence.
Chapecoense center-back Kadu He served one-game suspension last time against Atletico GO and is likely to return to the starting XI against Sport Recife.
Seven players are currently being treated in the physio room, including three central defenders Derlan, Ignacio and Felipe Santanawhich adds to the battles of Pintado’s team at the rear.
Alan Santos, Anderson Leite and Denner are expected to continue their roles at Chapecoense midfield after starting the last two games under new manager Pintado.
Sport Recife possible starting line-up:
Mailson; Sander, Sabino, Henrique, Hayner; Marcao, Welison; Paulinho, Hernanes, Everton; Mikael
Chapecoense possible starting line-up:
Keiller; Busanello, Jordan, Kadu, Ribeiro; Leite, Santos; Silva, Denner, Mike; Anselmo
Probability: Sport Recife 0-1 Chapecoense
After Chapecoense got very close to his maiden win of the season last time around, this game will be a good opportunity to score three points and reassure himself of his performance against Atletico GO.
Sport Recife’s goal stats suggest the home side will struggle to find the goal on Saturday giving Chapecoense the edge.
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