Ponte Preta v Figueirense – Estádio Moisés Lucarelli at 22:30

On Saturday there are two Serie A fixtures and we’ll be taking a look at the game between  which kicks off at 22:30 GMT.

We’re officially at the half way stage of the Brazilian season and it’s currently Palmeiras who sit top of the table by just the one point whilst America MG sit eight points from safety at the bottom of the table.

This game will see mid table Ponte Preta who will be hoping to finish in the top half this season following a return of 27 points from their opening 19 games,. They’ll be hosting Figueirense who sit just one place and one point outside the relegation places following their return of 21 points from 18 games.

By just looking at those points returns you can see how tight the Brazilian table is this season with just six points separating top spot down to 7th. Ponte will be expecting to improve on their last performance in which they fell to a 3-1 defeat away to Coritiba in what was potentially their worst performance of the season.

With four points under their belt from their last two games, Figueirense will come into this match with a new air of confidence and with the hope of picking up a much needed point away from home. They’ll be reliant of 22 year old forward Maurides who has five goals to his name this season. The forward will work the line excellently and won’t give the opposition defenders a moment’s peace on the ball.

Prior to that two game unbeaten run for Fig, they travelled to Sao Paulo once again to face Ponte Preta in the second leg of the Copa do Brasil and in what can only be described as a massacre, Fig ended up losing the second leg of the tie by five goals to nil so revenge is very much on the cards.

I wouldn’t put anyone off backing Fig on the + Asian Handicap but it’s unders for me as I believe Fig will come and make it difficult for Ponte as they’ll have learnt their lessons from just two weeks ago!

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Under 2.25 goals at 1.99

Prices correct at the time of writing.

By @LewisJones1992

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