Ponte Preta - Santos PredictionsPonte Preta and Santos face off at Moisés Lucarelli for the 27th round of the Brazilian Championship. Ponte Preta is in 15th place with 31 points won, 8 wins, 7 draws and 12 losses. The team is unmotivated, due to the defeat to Cruzeiro by 2 to 1, in an early round. Coach Eduardo Baptista will not be able to count on suspended midfielder Elton but will have the experience of striker Emerson Sheik, who scored 4 goals in the championship. His attacking partner, Lucca, is the team's top scorer with 10 goals scored. Santos is in the lead with 47 points, 13 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses. The team is motivated by the 1-0 win in the classic against Palmeiras, right in the middle of Allianz Parque. Coach Levir Culpi bets on striker Bruno Henrique, the team's top scorer with 6 goals scored. Ricardo Oliveira and Copete are the other offensive highlights of the Santos team. In the last 5 clashes between the teams, they were 2 Ponte Preta victories, 1 draws and 2 Santos victory. The Ponte Preta won only 3 of the last 10 matches played. Santos has the second best defense of the competition, with only 16 goals conceded. The Santos difference to the leader Corinthinas fell to 8 points in the final rounds.
Ponte Preta - Santos head to head-18.06.17 SA Santos Ponte Preta 0 : 0
-11.04.17 CAM Santos Ponte Preta 1 : 1 (1 : 0)
-01.04.17 CAM Ponte Preta Santos 1 : 0
-06.11.16 SA Ponte Preta Santos 1 : 2
-16.07.16 SA Santos Ponte Preta 3 : 1