Sport Recife vs Guarani for the Brazilian Serie B championship match on Tuesday at Arena Pernambuco Stadium.
Sport and Guarani play this morning the 13th round of Serie B in Retiro Island, home of Sport. Two teams are making very different championships with Sport fighting for the top spots while Guarani are doing their best to escape the bottom of the table.
Both teams come to this game seeking another victory to reach their goals.
Sport has made an exciting football in this return to Serie B currently occupying the 4th place with 21 points in a season they only lost once. The problem of this team has been draws with 6 already, being the second team with the most in the championship just behind West with 7.
Today Sport returns home after a massive victory in the home of Paraná trying to bring the motivation of that game to win Guarani and try to climb a little more in the table.
The opponent today is more accessible than in the last game, but in this championship, there are no easy games so Sport will have to be at a right level if they want to take the three points.
In Ilha do Retiro is where Sport has been strongest keeping a record of 3 wins, and 3 draws so far, beating some good teams like Londrina and CRB.
Guarani comes to this match after a win on the last round, having beaten Sao Bento 2-1 at home. Now Guarani goes to Sport’s ground, one of the most challenging pitch of this championship, and is looking for a result that is expected to be complicated to achieve.
Guarani’s form has not been particularly good having only one win in the last 9 matches with home losses against Cuiabá and also a home defeat against Brazil from Pelotas, more accessible opponents than tonight.
Away from home the record is even worse having not won any game and counting with only one goal scored in 6 matches so far. Among these poor results got an important draw on the ground of Parana.
I don’t think it will be an easy game, like none this season, but I still see Sport with a high chance of winning the match against a Guarani in a difficult phase. So I’m going to the victory of Leão da Ilha.