Santos vs Fortaleza
Stadium: Vila Belmiro
The Fish is in 15th place, and of the three teams fighting to escape relegation, it is in the best position. Santos has 43 points, Vasco da Gama - 42 and Bahia - 41. The Baianos are currently in 17th place, right in the relegation zone. If the Santistas win, they won't drop down to the Série B. There are several other scenarios in which the Fish can save itself from relegation, such as Bahia not beating Atlético-MG, for example. However, the safest scenario is for Santos to beat Fortaleza.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
The team hasn't won in four games, and its competitive level has dropped. Perhaps this is due to nerves or anxiety, but the fact remains that Santos is not playing well. In its last two matches, the team lost by the same score of 3-0. If you analyze the home games, you'll notice that Santos hasn't scored in the last three times it has played at the Vila Belmiro, which has always been their refuge. In the last game of the season at its stadium, Marcelo Fernandes' team can't afford to fail, or it will have to hope that Bahia doesn't win.
The Lion of Pici has secured its place in the next edition of the Copa Sudamericana with two consecutive victories. Fortaleza made it to the final of this international competition this year but lost on penalties to Liga de Quito from Ecuador. This defeat hit the team hard, and after the final, it went seven games without a win, dropping dangerously down the table. In a final effort, Fortaleza climbed back up a few places and now occupies 10th place.
Expert Betting Tips
Santos can overcome its opponent with the support of its fans. A great atmosphere is expected at the Vila Belmiro. As Bahia needs to beat Atlético-MG, which is still fighting for the title, there is a certain margin of safety. However, anything is possible in football, especially in Brazilian football. I'm betting on a Double Chance in favor of the home team with a maximum of three goals scored.