Londrina vs Vitoria for the Brazilian Serie B championship match on Wednesday at Café Stadium.
Londrina and Vitoria meet at dawn on the eleventh matchday of Brazilian Serie B in a match between a team that in recent years has been strong especially at home, Londrina, and on the other side the recently relegated Vitoria who has had difficult times.
Londrina started the current season well with 17 points just three fewer than the championship leader, Bragantino. The main strength of this Londrina team has been in its stadium where so far has 3 wins and only one defeat in the four rounds played.
This dawn returns to his home stadium after two straight games without a win away from home, the first in Operario’s ground where he lost 2-0 (against a team that has been promoted this season and has been very strong in its stadium) and a draw on Figueirense’s ground which is always a good result.
At home, Londrina has already beaten Brazil de Pelotas and even Bragantino, so I believe they have enough to win this game even if a challenging game is expected.
On the other side, we have Vitoria, one of the teams relegated this season and has been having a lot of difficulties in this return to the second tier. So far, Vitoria only won two matches, both of which were at their stadium, which shows that they have greater difficulty playing as a visitor.
The away record has been abysmal with a draw, and 4 losses and all the losses were with significant numbers like 3-1 against Botafogo SP, 3-2 at Guarani, 3-1 at Sport and more recently 3-0 at West, which demonstrates many problems of the newly demoted.
Indeed, Londrina is not in a good phase having lost two of the last 3 games, but all these games were against complicated teams like Ponte Preta, Figueirense and Operario (away from home). Playing at home where the team is usually much stronger and against an opponent that has been having a fragile season, I believe that Londrina will be able to return to victories which leads me to go to the Handicap -0.25 of the home team.