The 5th placed Ponte Preta will host the 8th placed Oeste in Brazil – Serie B. While Ponte Preta has collected 15 points in 8 rounds with 4 wins 3 draws and 1 loss, Oeste has managed to collect 11 points with 2 wins 5 draws and 1 loss.
First of all, before the season started, it was projected that Ponte Preta might be one of the contenders. Although they started the campaign with a disappointing loss against Coritiba, they have shown everyone why they are one of the favorites to hold the title by getting strong results in the recent weeks. They have not lost a single match in the last 5 matches they played in Serie B. In fact, they drawn only once in this stretch. Furthermore, in the last round they beat 3rd placed Londrina, one of the best teams in the league, with a 3:1 score in an away match. This goes to show that they have actually met the expectations set for them. Also, in the 4 home matches they played this season, they have not lost yet. They have 2 wins and 2 draws on their own pitch. On the other hand, Oeste have failed to get a single win in the 4 matches they played on the road this season. They have drawn 3 times and lost once. If we also look at the head to head records between these two teams, in the last 10 matches they played between each other, Ponte Preta won 4 times, and Oeste won only once. 5 of these matches ended in a draw.
All in all, to my mind Ponte Preta is by far the better team here. They are motivated to win the title this season. They have not lost at home so far and head-to-head records show that there is a supremacy of Ponte Preta over Oeste. My pick is Ponte Preta to win. And if you want to be a part of the winning team, you need to sign up in the best betting platform to catch the highest limits and odds.