Preview: Red Bull Bragantino Aim to Build on Palmeiras Win Away to Mirassol

After a surprise win against Palmeiras, Red Bull Bragantino are now going head-to-head with Mirassol, with both fighting to go through to the knockout stage. A victory here and a defeat for either Guarani or Corinthians means Bragantino enter the top two in their group, but Mirassol isn’t a easy fight having tied with both Guarani and Corinthians then steamrolled Botafogo SP 6-0 away from home.

Massa Bruta’s new head coach Fabio Conceição had done an amazing job of winning against a Palmeiras side that was undefeated until the weekend. However, this is only the start as more players are becoming eligible to play. Leonardo Realpe recently had his contract accepted by the CBF and now will likely feature due to Ligger’s injury. However, Conceição won’t be able to count on Artur as he is still still injured, but he is by no means conceding to defeat.

Led by Ricardo Catalá, Mirassol have had an interesting season so far. They have already tied 1-1 against Corinthians as well as drawing with Ferroviária and Guarani before thrashing Botafogo SP on the road, dominating both halves and leaving no chances for Botafogo to create scoring opportunities. Now the club is favourite coming into this encounter as history between the two falls in their favour as Mirassol have won 5 and drawn 1 of their previous 8 meetings. The full line-up of Mirassol against Botafogo SP is at Catalá’s disposal so there is likely to be no surprise in the set-up.

Match Information

Date: Friday, February 7, 2020

Kick-off: 00:30 (CET) or 21:30 (BRT)

Venue: Estádio Municipal José Maria de Campos Maia (capacity: 15,000)

Referee: TBA

Broadcasting: SporTV (Brazil)

Head-to-Head

28.03.12: Mirassol 2-3 Bragantino

28.04.12: Bragantino (4) 2-2 (2) Mirassol

06.02.13: Bragantino 1-2 Mirassol

24.02.16: Mirassol 2-1 Bragantino

14.02.18: Bragantino 0-0 Mirassol

Current Form

Mirassol

Ferroviária 1-1 (A) | Corinthians 1-1 (H) | Guarani 1-1 (H) | Botafogo SP 0-6 (A)

Red Bull Bragantino

Santos 0-0 (A) | Inter de Limeira 0-1 (H) | Grêmio Novorizontino 0-0 (A) | Palmeiras 2-1 (H)

Team News

Mirassol

N/A

Red Bull Bragantino

Injured: Robinho (thigh), Ricardo Ryller (muscle), Wesley (ruptured ligaments), Artur (pubis), Ligger (thigh)

Predicted Line-ups

Mirassol

N/A

Red Bull Bragantino

César – Aderlan, Ortiz, Realpe, Edimar – Barreto, Correia – Tubarão, Anderson, Claudinho – Ytalo (4-2-3-1)

Score Prediction

Mirassol 1-1 Red Bull Bragantino

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