Vila Nova vs Londrina EC, Saturday’s match for the sixth round of the Brazilian Series B Championship.
The Goiás club’s management “discovered” that the Vila’s duel was scheduled too close to the final of the European Champions League between Liverpool and Tottenham, which is scheduled to begin at 16h in Madrid.
Fearing the emptying of stadium for the match, due to lack of public interest, the leaders asked earlier in the week, although the Champions League final was scheduled more than a year ago, that the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) anticipated the meeting for Friday, May 31. The entity, of course, declined the last-minute request.
Thus, players may have to act without the support of large numbers of fans. With six points, the Vila has been undefeated for three matches, but has encountered many difficulties to overcome rivals in home games where they have not yet been able to win.
The Vila Nova hasn’t scored two goals in the same game since April 16, when they defeated Bragantino, for the Brazil Cup, 2-0, in Goiânia.
Since then, in eight clashes, they either went blank or rocked the net only once. They collected a win, five draws and two losses in that period.
After reaching an unbeaten run of five matches and taking the lead of the Serie B Brasileirão, Londrina ended up having the series broken and got a loss when they were beaten by Sport, 3 to 2, in Recife.
Parked in the table with ten points (three wins, one draw and one defeat), the team from Parana started the sixth round in third place.
The German coach avoided giving much value to the first defeat of the club Paranaense in the tournament and anticipated that he intends to keep for Saturday’s meeting the same team that was put on the field in Recife.
The two teams have a similar style of acting. They like to have possession of the ball and work the plays in search of the best opportunity for finalization.
Thus, the prognostic in a draw ends up being a good option for the meeting of this Saturday for the sixth round of the Brazilian Series B Championship.