It will be completed this Monday, November 13, at the Condá Arena in Chapecó, the thirty-fourth round of the Brazilian Championship season 2017. Chapecoense will host Santos in a showdown that starts scheduled for 20h (Brasília time).
Chapecoense’s recent performance
On Thursday, November 9, Chape let out a win that would virtually end the threat of relegation. In the Pacaembu stadium, opened a 2-0 lead against Sao Paulo, but saw the rival react and had to settle for equality. He reached 41 points (11 wins, 8 draws and 14 defeats), taking 14th place at the end of day 33.
With five games left to finish in the Brasileirão, the team needs four more points to reach the goal of 45, which is a score considered sufficient to avoid the fall for Serie B. The last Chape games show that the mission is not complicated. The team has been unbeaten for five games. There were three draws and two wins in the period.
Chape’s home-based campaign, however, is not one of the most exciting. The Condá Arena was the scene of more defeats than the victories of the Algarve, which only had 21 points (six wins, three draws and seven losses) in that condition.
The current form of Santos
The Fish took a cold water bath in the thirty-third round of the Brasileirão. Needing the win and working at home, he took a shot from Vasco, with a goal in the second finals, and lost by 2 to 1. Thus, not only reduced to almost zero his chances of fighting for the national title as he lost second place.
Reality has forced the readjustment of the goals of the Saints, who in the midst of a political crisis on the eve of the presidential election, must even think of the five rounds that are lacking in maintaining their place in the G4 and, thus, ensuring the direct classification for the groups of the Copa Libertadores of America of 2018. With 56 points (15 victories, 11 ties and seven defeats), had, in the beginning of the thirty-fourth round, five more than the Botafogo, fifth placed.
For the duel in Chapecó, interim coach Elano will not be able to count on the one who has been his most important attacker. Bruno Henrique, assists leader of the Brasileirão, is suspended for the accumulation of yellow cards.
To fill this gap and try to create a more efficient alternative to exploit the advancements by the right side of attack, Elano should opt for improvisation of right-back Victor Ferraz as a stocking. He would be responsible for supporting Daniel Guedes, who would be scaled on the sideline, in the marking and would have more freedom to try to create offensive plays as long as the Fish has possession of the ball.
History of the bouts between Chapecoense and Santos
Santos is widely dominant in the duels against Chapecoense in the Brasileirão. He won five of the seven games. In the other two, the Santa Catarina won one and there was a draw. In the first round of the tournament in 2017, Peixe scored 1-0 to extend his series of consecutive successes to four.
Hard to imagine that any of the teams opt for a higher risk strategy in this match, after all, the draw can be considered a good result against the goals of the clubs at this late season.
This scenario makes the equality guess is the best option bet for the night clash of Monday in Santa Catarina. Bet365 offers a premium of 3.10 for each real invested in this hypothesis. It’s the same quotation offered for Santos victory. Success of the householders yields 2,37.