Preview: Juventude vs. Vitoria – prediction, team news, lineups – Football News

Preview: Juventude vs. Vitoria – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Brasileiro clash between Juventude and Vitoria, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Vitoria will continue to search for their first victory of the season on Tuesday when they make the trip to face Juventude.

The visitors are currently in the Brasileiro relegation zone, while the hosts are looking to break into the top six with three points.

Match preview

Juventude have had an inconsistent start to the season with two victories, three draws, and one defeat across their opening six performances, but they are undefeated in their past three matches.

That is a run that has led to them climbing up the table, which is why they currently sit in 12th, with a victory this weekend having the chance to push them into the top half.

Three points could lead to Juventude breaking into the top six depending on other results, but either way, they will be hoping to put pressure on those above them.

Roger Machado guided his team to a 1-0 win against Atletico Goianiense in their last outing, with Lucas Barbosa scoring the only goal of the game.

Juventude will also take some confidence into this fixture because they have been far stronger at home this season, picking up both of their wins at Estadio Alfredo Jaconi.

On the other hand, the visitors are yet to pick up a win this season which has left them in 19th place, just a single point above the bottom of the league.

It has placed a lot of pressure on Thiago Carpini, especially since Cuiaba have a game in hand on them which could lead to Vitoria slipping down the table in the future.

Vitoria and Cuiaba battled out a goalless draw in their most recent outing, and taking the positives from that performance will be crucial moving forward.

While they managed to keep a clean sheet in that fixture, the defensive side of the game is something the team will be focusing on as only one other club has conceded more than them at this stage in the campaign.

Considering a victory could take Vitoria out of the relegation zone depending on other results, there is plenty of incentive for the team to secure the first win of the season in this fixture.

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Team News

The hosts will be forced to make at least one change to the starting lineup from their most recent team as Joao Lucas is suspended after being sent off in that match.

They could also be missing Edson Carioca and Jean Carlos for this match due to a thigh and ankle injury respectively.

The visitors will likely welcome back Dudu for this fixture following his suspension, which will be a boost to the matchday squad.

However, Vitoria are still without Mateus Goncalves, Rodrigo Andrade, Raul Caceres, Everaldo and Felipe Vieira due to injuries.

Juventude possible starting lineup:
Gabriel; Sam, Boza, Marcos, Ruschel; Conti, Jadson; Marcelinho, Nene, Barbosa; Farias

Vitoria possible starting lineup:
Arcanjo; Lepo, Uvini, Leonardo, Esteves; Oliveira, Naldi, Matheuzinho, Junior; Janderson, Alerrando

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We say: Juventude 2-0 Vitoria

The visitors head into this game low on confidence after failing to win a single match so far, which is going to place pressure on the entire team.

The hosts are performing well at the moment, and their good form should lead to them taking all three points.

For data analysis of the most likely results, scorelines and more for this match please click here.

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