Criciúma will welcome Guarani to Estádio Heriberto Hülse for a matchday 23 fixture in Brazil Serie B. The last meeting on 28th April 2022 ended in a Guarani 1-0 win. Both sides have met seven times in the most recent seasons. Criciúma has won 2 matches, and Guarani triumphed in 3. Recent outings average 1.29 goals, while both teams score 14% of the time.
Criciúma’s latest fixture against Sport Recife ended in an away 1-1 draw. They were not spectacular, so this result seems fair. Criciúma set the tone early and scored in the 39 minute.
Guarani’s recent game against Grêmio ended in a home 1-2 loss. Bugre had plenty of possession, but not so much in the final third of the pitch. Guarani deserved to score in the second half and did so in the 90+5th minute.
Since the start of the season, Criciúma is more dominant at home. They have five wins out of 11 games on home soil. Although Criciúma is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 27% home clean sheets.
Guarani has picked up 5 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. Guarani wins 0.70 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Guarani kept a clean sheet in just 10% of their visits.
It is hard to choose a favourite in this one. Both teams look evenly-matched and have their strengths. I am not willing to take a risk and prefer a double chance bet. My prediction is Criciúma or Draw.
Still, I expect a close game and don’t think that we will see a lot of goals. Both sides score and concede on average 2.16 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in an average of 39% of Criciúma’s home and Guarani’s away games. My prediction is Under 2.5 Goals.
Lately, there are not that many high-scoring games for both sides. I am confident that the tendency will keep going and at least one team will keep a clean sheet. A bet that both sides will score wins in an average of 63% of Criciúma’s home and Guarani’s away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: No.
Criciúma vs Guarani Betting Tips
Criciúma vs Guarani Head to Head
Average stats between Criciúma and Guarani in most recent 7 outings in the Brazil Serie B.