Ponte Preta vs America MG for the Brazilian Serie B championship match on Wednesday at Moisés Lucarelli Stadium.
The 13th round of Serie B of Brasil is played today with a match between Ponte Preta and America MG, two teams living very different phases but which should provide a balanced game as usual in this championship.
Ponte Preta has been doing an average season at this time occupying the 8th position of the championship with 19 points. Despite being in eighth place, Ponte Preta is still very close to the top spots and the second Paraná only has 3 points.
Today Ponte Preta comes home after two consecutive away defeats, one at Bragantino 2-1 and the latest at Vitoria 2-1. Although the team comes from two straight losses, it is essential to note that both failures were against quality teams.
At home, Ponte Preta is usually a stronger team having already beaten here teams like Paraná, Operario and Oeste, complicated teams.
As a visitor, we have America who after descending to the second level again makes an abysmal time pointing to a possible second consecutive relegation if nothing changes.
So far, America has only one win in 12 games, which demonstrates the bad times they have been through. America comes to this match after losing at home against Atletico GO, adding the fifth consecutive match without a win.
Away from home, America is usually a little weaker even though it has won more away than at home.
This is going to be a balanced game as most of this Serie B is with the favouritism falling on Ponte Preta which besides coming in better form is stronger at home.
Playing home against America that has been doing a fragile season, I believe in a victory of the home team seeing so much value in the odd of 1.98.