This week’s 29th round of the Série B of the Brazilian Championship will feature a matchup between Ponte Preta x Sport. The match will take place on Wednesday at 19:00 (local time) in Braslia. The match will take place in the Moisés Lucarelli stadium, which is located in Campinas, within the greater So Paulo metropolitan area.
Macaca had a strong showing in the competition’s second round, which assisted the squad in increasing its distance from the zone indicating relegation. Despite this, it is the result of a tough loss against Chapecoense, which was scored 3 to 0. The squad is currently in 11th place, with a total of 36 points and six of the Z4 bonus points.
When it comes to the clash, Head Coach Hélio dos Anjos is counting on the return of three holders: defender Mateus Silva, left-back Artur, and midfielder Walisson, all of whom have been suspended in the previous match. However, as a result of collecting his third yellow card, midfielder Léo Naldi has been banned and will not be participating in the match.
On the other hand, Leo da Ilha is still in contention for one of the four spots available in the tournament’s G4 bracket. The squad is currently in sixth position after suffering a defeat to CRB by the score of 2-0; however, a victory would leave them only two points below Vasco.
Claudinei Oliveira is unsure about the effectiveness of the defensive strategy. Rafael Thyere, who is suffering from tendinitis, has not yet made his comeback, according to the coach. Chico and Sabino are the most likely candidates to form the defensive partnership in the absence of Fábio Alemo, who is serving a suspension and is thus unavailable.
Sampaio Correa against Novorizontino
In the latter match, which begins at 9:30 p.m. and takes place at Castelo, Novorizontino pays a visit to Sampaio Corrêa. This game marks the debut of coach Mazola Jnior with the So Paulo club. The teams are now ranked 12th and 13th in the competition, respectively.