Goiás vs Cuiabá
These two teams from the league’s bottom will play a game that could be important in the final accounts of relegation to the Série B. Goiás is in 17th place and is, therefore, in the dangerous Z4. In the Brasileirão, the last four teams are relegated. Cuiába has one point more and occupies the 15th place. A win for the home team and the positions in the standings can be reversed.
The teams have only played each other 10 times. Goiás has won seven matches and lost twice. Goiás won 2-0 at home in the last duel in March.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
This week the Esmeraldino won the final of the Copa Verde. It’s an annual tournament with teams from the North and Midwest of the country, which has been gaining popularity. Goiás curiously eliminated Cuiabá in this year's edition. A trophy is always a trophy, so expect a home team motivated to beat a well-known opponent. The leader Botafogo's only defeat was in Goiânia, at the Serrinha, a difficult stadium for those who visit it. In the last round of the Brasileirão, Goiás lost 2-1 against São Paulo, in the Morumbi. The Paulistas' goal was scored in the 91st minute.
Expected opening lineup for Goiás
Tadeu; Bruno Santos, Sidimar, Bruno Melo and Sander; Zé Ricardo, Diego, Maguinho and Palacios; Vinícius and Matheus Peixoto.
The team from the Pantanal, with the arrival of new coach António Oliveira, has managed to get four points in two games. A surprising away win against Cruzeiro and a draw with Coritiba at home took the Dourado out of the relegation zone. A defeat on this matchday could send the team back to the Z4. Cuiabá defended very well in the game against Cruzeiro; if they can repeat the same defensive performance, the team has a chance to return home happy.
Expected opening lineup for Cuiabá
Walter; Matheus Alexandre, Marllon, Alan Empereur and Rikelme; Raniele, Fernando Sobral and Denilson; Jonathan Cafú, Wellington Silva and Deyverson.
Expert Betting Tips
Goiás has slightly more chances to win this game, but if Cuiabá's defense is concentrated, it can make the home team's mission very difficult.