2019 Brazilian Serie A – Goias vs Santos Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Goias vs Santos kick off? Saturday 9th November, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Goias vs Santos being played? Estádio do Governo do Estado de Goiás (Serra Dourada), (Goiânia, Goiás)

What TV channel is Goias vs Santos on? Premiere FC (Brazil), PFC Internacional (South America, Europe, USA, UK)

Where can I stream Goias vs Santos? Premiere Play (Brazil)

Where can I get tickets for Goias vs Santos? https://meubilhete.com/goias-x-santosfc

THE TEAM NEWS

GOIAS

  • Goias have been heavily inconsistent over the last few weeks – W1, D2, L2 over their last five matches – but that trend has been a season-long theme for them, as they have a record of W12, D6, L13 this season. They are coming off a 2-0 away defeat at Atletico Mineiro last time out.
  • Goias enter this game extremely depleted as they have absences in several areas. Yago Felipe and Yago Rocha have suffered minor injuries over the last 48 hours, and both should be listed as doubtful. Marlone, Paulo Ricardo, Miguel Figueira, Jean Carlos, Renatinho and David Duarte are all injured, while Daniel Guedes and Walter are both suspended.

Expected starting XI: Tadeu; Fábio Sanches, Lucao, Rafael Vaz, Jefferson; Thalles, Léo Sena, Gilberto Souza; Michael, Rafael Moura, Leandro Barcia

SANTOS

  • Santos seem to have left their mid-season slump in the rear view mirror. They are coming off a solid 1-2 away win at Avai last time out and ‘O Peixe’ enter this game on a three-game winning streak. Their attack seems to be on the rise as well after notching six goals in the last two outings.
  • Santos won’t have Gustavo Henrique, who is suspended after his red card against Avai last time out. Christian Cueva remains away from the team as he is looking to move abroad during January, while Kaio Jorge is playing in the 2019 U17 World Cup. Therefore, manager Jorge Sampaoli shouldn’t make too many changes to the side that has been playing of late.

Expected starting XI: Everson; Pará, Lucas Veríssimo, Victor Ferraz, Jorge; Carlos Sánchez, Diego Pituca, Evandro; Marinho, Eduardo Sasha, Yeferson Soteldo

THE PREDICTION

Most of Goias’ struggles have lay on the defensive end of the pitch, as last-placed Avai are the only team that have conceded more goals than them this season (47 conceded, 1.51 per game). Meanwhile, Santos have the fourth best attack in the Serie A (45 goals scored, 1.45 per game) and arrive into this game on a four-game undefeated streak. Considering Goias’ defensive problems and the fact Santos have also lost just once in their last five away Serie A matches, the visitors shouldn’t have too many problems in secure the three points here.

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