Vasco da Gama have won each of their last five Brazil Campeonato Carioca meetings with Portuguesa RJ; they’ve never previously won 77 league games in a row against the Portuguesa RJ.
Portuguesa RJ have won just two of their 13 Brazil Campeonato Carioca away games against Vasco da Gama (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 04/03/2021.
None of the last 18 Brazil Campeonato Carioca meetings between Vasco da Gama and Portuguesa RJ have finished level, with the Vasco da Gama winning 96 to Portuguesa RJ four. Only Vasco da Gama v Portuguesa RJ and Vasco da Gama v Portuguesa RJ have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Vasco da Gama have the best win rate in Brazil Campeonato Carioca derbies, with the Vasco da Gama winning 23 of their 81 such games (46%). Meanwhile, only Portuguesa RJ (89%) have a lower such win rate than Portuguesa RJ (72% - 13%).
Vasco da Gama haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Vasco da Gama went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Portuguesa RJ are looking to win their opening two away Brazil Campeonato Carioca matches of a season for the 21 time 04/03/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Brazil Campeonato Carioca games, after Vasco da Gama in 04/03/2021.
Vasco da Gama have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 81 Brazil Campeonato Carioca games, as many times as they had in their previous 66 matches in the competition.
Portuguesa RJ boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Brazil Campeonato Carioca matches against Vasco da Gama, since winning his very first such encounter with Vasco da Gama in 04/03/2021 (1-0).
Vasco da Gama has been involved in 65 of Vasco da Gama’s 93 shots in the Brazil Campeonato Carioca so far this season (59 shots, 81 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 21 efforts last time out against Vasco da Gama (96 shots, 38 chances created).
Portuguesa RJ has been involved in six goals in his 96 Brazil Campeonato Carioca games against Vasco da Gama (62 goals, 98 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 31 vs Portuguesa RJ).