Introduction – Ponte Preta vs Comercial Prediction 2023
Ponte Preta and Comercial will face each other on Tuesday, March 21, for the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Paulistão Serie A2. The teams tied in the first leg, and now, whoever wins will move on in the competition. The match will be held at Moisés Lucarelli Stadium, located in Campinas and has a capacity of 19 thousand spectators.
In the first leg, the teams tied 1-1, playing in Ribeirão Preto, Comercial’s home stadium. Now, the winner of the second leg will be guaranteed a spot in the semifinals of the Paulistão Serie A2. In case of another tie, the decision for who advances in the competition will be made in a penalty shootout.
As the team with the best record in the qualification phase, Ponte Preta had some difficulties in the first leg of the quarterfinals. For example, they were the visiting team with the worst result in the current stage’s first match. Nevertheless, the team arrives more than confident to confirm their favoritism and advance in the tournament.
In the first phase of the Paulistão Serie A2, Ponte Preta won 36 points, seven more than the second-placed team on the table. The team had a campaign of 11 wins, three draws, and only one loss in 15 matches. Additionally, they had the best attack of the phase, with 29 goals scored, and the second-best defense, with 14 goals conceded.
Meanwhile, Comercial tries to provide the biggest upset of this first knockout stage of the Paulistão Serie A2. The eighth-placed team in the tournament’s first stage only advanced because Primavera didn’t win against Taubaté, at home, in the last round. In other words, the team barely made it to the quarterfinals.
To give an idea of how irregular Comercial’s campaign was in the first phase, they had more losses than wins. In 15 matches, they had five wins, four draws, and six losses, resulting in the conquest of 19 points. It’s also worth mentioning that they had the worst attack of the phase, with only 13 goals.
Ponte Preta vs Comercial Prediction 2023
Unbeaten as a home team in this Paulistão Serie A2, Ponte Preta wants to keep it up. In eight matches as a home team in the tournament, they won six times and had only two draws. On the other hand, Comercial usually performs poorly as an away team, as they only won two times, tied two matches, and lost four games.
Considering these performances, it’s clear that the home team arrives with a significant favoritism for the match. However, the match should be tough, as it’s an elimination match for both teams. Thus, the best bet for the game is for a simple win by Ponte Preta.
Considering Ponte Preta’s solid defense and Comercial’s poor attack, we shouldn’t expect many goals. The tendency is for the home team to win, but not with a big score. Therefore, it’s also worth investing in the option of “less than 2.5 goals” for the match.
FAQ – Ponte Preta vs Comercial Prediction 2023
The game will be played on March 21th, 2023.
In the first leg, the teams tied 1-1, playing in Ribeirão Preto, Comercial’s home stadium.
The best bet for the game is for a simple win by Ponte Preta. It’s also worth investing in the option of “less than 2.5 goals” for the match.