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Ponte Preta vs Santos Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews

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Ponte Preta vs Santos Predictions

If Santos end up winning the Brazilian title this season it will be a remarkable tale. They looked down and out a few weeks ago but 5 wins from 6 in the league, including a crucial 1-0 win over current leaders Palmeiras last weekend, has just kept them in the race. A 6 point deficit is clearly a lot to make up over 5 games but they can put real pressure on the Sao Paulo club by winning this one and reducing the arrears to 3 points ahead of their game on Sunday.

The momentum looks to be really with Santos now so there is no reason why they can’t win this, despite Ponte Preta being pretty solid at home. The key behind Santos’ recent good run has been their defence and they’ve conceded just 2 goals in their last 6 matches and only 0.85 goals per game on average over the course of the season, so they’ll fancy they can keep another clean sheet here.

These sides meet regularly given they play in the same state competition too so they will know each other very well and often that can lead to cagey football. Ponte Preta are a mid-table side with nothing really left to play for, so in some respects it’s a nice fixture for Santos to have at this stage in the season although Ponte Preta’s record of just 1 defeat in 11 home league games may suggest otherwise. They’ve kept clean sheets in 6 of their last 8 at the Estádio Moisés Lucarelli so this really is a clash of two defences that have been doing their jobs well of late and that could lead to a low-scoring game.

Both teams have scored in only 39% of Santos games and 45% of Ponte Preta matches this term so those stats also support backing Both Teams to Score – NO at 19/20 in this one.

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