See the guess Londrina x Ituano, with information from both clubs and tips for the clash. The match takes place this Thursday (14), at 6:30 pm (Brasília time), at Estádio do Café, located in the city of Londrina, Paraná, for the 28th round of the 2023 Brasileirão Série B.
Londrina x Ituano prediction: important facts
- In the 2023 season, Londrina won just five wins at home;
- In the last five clashes held at Estádio do Café, Londrina achieved a triumph;
- As a visitor, Ituano suffered just two defeats in the last nine matches;
- In the 1st round, Galo de Itu won by the score of 3 x 1.
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Final result: draw
A possible result for the confrontation between the teams is a draw, after all, there are two teams that are in delicate moments, they are at the bottom of the leaderboard.
In the current season, as home team, Londrina played 19 games, won five wins, six draws and suffered eight defeats. On the other hand, away from home, Ituano has 24 matches, four wins, nine draws and lost 11 times.
Total goals: over 1.5
A draw between the teams can feature at least one goal from each side. At Estádio do Café, Londrina found the net on 21 occasions, with an average of 1.11.
On the other hand, the Itu Rooster scored 16 goals as a visitor, with an average of 0.67. For the 28th round, with the momentum on both sides, the score can be more than 1.5.
Total corners: less than 10.5
The match between the teams promises to be balanced, mainly due to the fact that both teams need to win. Londrina and Ituano’s performances point to a match with less than 10.5 corners.
In the last three home games, Londrina had more than five corners on just one occasion. O Itu Rooster You can opt for a more defensive stance, opt for counterattacks, that is, less time in the offensive field.
Londrina x Ituano: the current form of the teams
Londrina’s situation is complicated, with fans worried about a possible relegation. In 27 rounds, the team recorded five wins, five draws and 17 defeats, and is in 19th place, with 20 points.
The 1st team outside the relegation zone is Sampaio Corrêa, which won 28 points. To leave Z4, Londrina agreed to hire Roberto Fonseca, thus, he will be the team’s 8th coach in the current season.
A possible change in the defensive system is the return of Rafael Vaz to the starting lineup. In the last round, against Ceará, the defender served a suspension and is available for the clash with Ituano.
In midfield, Londrina missed Paulinho Moccelin, a 29-year-old midfielder. Starting 85% of the games, the athlete was suspended and returns in the 28th round. In the current edition of Series B, the player played 24 matches, scored three goals and provided one assist.
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Londrina’s probable lineup: Neneca; Ezequiel, Rafael Vaz, Gabriel and Marcos Pedro; João Paulo, Moisés Gaúcho and Hugo Leite; Paulinho Moccelin, Iago Dias and Ariel. Technician: Roberto Fonseca.
After six rounds without losing, Ituano suffered two defeats, fell in performance and was once again close to the relegation zone. O Itu Rooster occupies 13th position, with 32 points gained.
José Aldo returns to the team after serving his suspension and is available for the game against Londrina. Therefore, the team’s midfield must have at least one change.
With Aldo’s return, Lucas Siqueira can return to the bench. In the defeat to Vila Nova, the midfielder played the 90 minutes and provided an assist.
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Ituano’s probable lineup: Jefferson Paulinho; Iury (Rhuan Rodrigues), Claudinho, Marcel Scalese and Mário Sérgio; Lucas Siqueira (José Aldo), Rafael Carvalheira and Yann Rolim; Wesley Pombo, Hélio Borges and Quirino (Matheus Cadorini). Technician: Marcinho.
Londrina x Ituano: Lineups
Lineups are announced approximately 1 hour before the game
Final prediction for Londrina x Ituano
A match that could be a final for Londrina, due to the fact that they play at home. The team needs victory to stay alive in Series B, a defeat would be a nightmare for the team and the fans.
On the other hand, Ituano showed an improvement, but dropped in performance in the last two rounds. It will be an interesting match to watch, with two teams in similar situations.