Cuiabá will face Santos in round 19 of the Série A. Santos has some staffing difficulties, and Peixe are not as great as they could be in away matches. No wonder Santos is considered quite an outsider in the upcoming game.
Cuiabá can be seen in different ways, but statistics show that underestimating them created problems for those who do so. In the last 5 matches, Cuiabá has lost only once, and it was a home game against Gremio (0-1). Also, Cuiabá achieved 2 victories over Atletico Paranaense and Palmeiras, and had two draws against Bahia and Fortaleza. As for a newcomer to the elite, these results are just excellent. Cuiabá is doing well by the tournament’s standards. The home team is unlikely to rush into international tournaments, and the relegation zone is 3 points behind. Cuiabá's home stats are 17th in the division, +2=3-4, 9-12 goal difference.
Unfortunately, after Jorge Sampaoli leaving, Santos moved down to the mid-table teams, failing to make it even to the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana and losing a 2-match clash against Paraguay's Libertad. In addition, Peixe are close to the Copa do Brasil relegation zone, having lost their first quarterfinal match against Atletico Paranaense 0-1. In Série A, Santos is in the Copa Sudamericana zone, only one point ahead of Cuiaba. As to away stats, Peixe are just 17th in the division, +1=3-4, 8’14 goal difference.
Injuries and suspensions
- Cuiabá: Pepe is out.
- Santos: Jobson, Sandry Santos, Marinho, Kevin Malthus, Kaiky, John.
- Cuiabá: Walter – Lucas, Marllon, Paulão, Uendel – Camilo, Auremir, Correia, Clayson – Cabrera, Jenison;
- Santos: Paulo – Madson, Leonardo, Felipe, Jonatan – Sánchez, Mota, Camacho – Pirani, Leonardo, Braga.
Expert Betting Tips
Santos has a 5-match winless streak, so it doesn’t seem to be the time to bet on them. On the other hand, Cuiabá, who lost only one of their five games, having beaten Palmeiras and Atletico Paranaense, prominent teams in Brazil. We believe that Cuiabá has a very good chance of not losing on Sunday. As for the totals, we don't expect lots of goals to be scored in this game. Here are the betting options for you: 1X+TU 3.5 for 1.72, H1 (0) for 1.87, W1 for 2.64.