Very close to guaranteeing its permanence in the elite division of the national soccer, the Chapecoense has the Sport like rival this Sunday, 5 of November. The game is part of the schedule of the thirty-second round of the Brazilian Championship season 2017. It starts at 19h (Brasília time) at the Condá Arena in Chapecó.
Chapecoense’s recent performance
On the thirty-first day, Chape managed to hold Atlético-PR in the middle of the Arena da Baixada. He started a scoreless draw and put another point on his account, which already has 39 (11 wins, six draws and 14 losses). He dropped to 12th, but was six points to reach the number that is considered magical to avoid relegation.
In this round, once again enter the field knowing that at the end of the ten scheduled games, regardless of the results, is outside the region of sticking. After all, it started the day with four points of advantage in comparison with Ponte Preta, the first in the relegation zone.
Optimism is not only greater in the face of the great oscillations of the Key in its domains. The team won six matches and lost seven at the Condá Arena. The draws were just two. The 20 points accumulated in this situation make the team is only the fifteenth best entrant of the Brasileirão.
The free practice week allowed coach Gilson Kleina to test options to make up for the absence of three players. Suspenders, Apodi, Fabricio Bruno and Canteros are out of the blue. He did not indicate, however, which ones will be chosen to occupy the seats of the holders.
The current form of Sport
Sport did not have the same opportunity as Chapecoense. Shortly after firing coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo and putting assistant coach Daniel Paulista on the stand until the end of the season, I need to split the cast. Part of the athletes stayed training in Recife and part of the cast had to travel to Barranquilla, Colombia, to face Junior. Drawn, no goals scored and was knocked out of Sula.
The game, for the quarterfinals of the South American Cup, was an uncomfortable compromise. After all, the Sport had no great chance of reversing the handicap caused by the 2-0 defeat in the first leg. The stumble was the last drop of water for the fall of Luxembourg. Daniel Paulista even tried to reduce the injury by sending a team full of reserves for the second game, but did not have all the cast available for training.
After all, the team is in a very delicate situation, especially after the home defeat to Coritiba 3-2 in the previous round. With 35 points (nine wins, eight draws and 14 losses), Sport closed the 31st day in 15th place, but with the same score of Coritiba (sixteenth), Ponte Preta (seventeenth) and Avaí (eighteenth) which were disadvantageous only in the tiebreaker criteria.
Handwheel Rithely and midfielder Diego Souza were among the players who were discharged from the protocol trip to Colombia. Besides them, Osvaldo, who was not registered in South America, also stayed in Recife. The top two must be among the starters to face Chape. The latter is not sure, but can also be included in the team from the beginning.
History of the bouts between Chapecoense and Sport
Sport takes the best in the duels with Chapecoense in Brasileirão. He has won four of his seven games. Chape won twice and there was a draw. In the first round of the 2017 season, at home, the red-blacks scored 3-0.
blockquote>Our Prediction: Chapecoense win @ 2.00