Criciuma vs Ponte Preta for the Brazilian Serie B championship match on Wednesday at Heriberto Hulse Stadium.
The Criciuma vs Ponte Preta match will be determined by the details surrounding this match.
The teams face this Wednesday for the 21st round of the Brazilian Serie B championship. Two traditional sides of Brazilian football, therefore, seek to return to the elite of national football.
We can expect a good game between the teams, as they have excellent technical quality. However, the situation is much more comfortable for Ponte Preta, despite playing away from home.
Criciúma started well the Brazilian Serie B Championship, but during the competition, the team showed a drop in their performance. With that, the team is now in 14th position in the table with 22 points.
The most important thing is that Criciuma needs
In the last confrontation, they tied without goals with Cuiabá playing away. Since this was the first match of their new coach, Waguinho Dias, we can consider the result as positive.
The Ponte Preta team has 30 points in the championship, so it occupies the 7th position. Also, the team is only 2 points from the promotion zone.
In this sense, Ponte Preta must overcome the fact of playing away if it wants to be established in the championship.
However, the team does not come from good results. They have won just 3 matches in the last 10 games. Besides, there were 5 losses and 2 draws.
The team will not count on goalkeeper Ivan, who will be with the Brazilian National Team in the United States for friendlies.
Ponte Preta takes the pitch as a favourite, but the home factor may disrupt the team’s plans.
Despite this, Criciuma has not claimed the advantage of playing at home, has already missed several opportunities to add 3 points in front of the fans.
Both teams will likely score in this game. That is, on the one hand, we have the favouritism of the Ponte, on the other the fact that Criciuma plays at home.