Sports Recife was relegated from Serie A last season and they are pushing their way up for an immediate return to Serie A next season. Being at 7th spot currently, they are just 3 points away from the leader, Bragantino. This shows how tight the competition is at the Serie B table. The gap between top 8 teams are just separated by 3 points. If it based on comparing player to player, Sport Recife is still very much the stronger side as they still have some players who were playing in the Serie A last season. Experience do counts when you compete in the lower tier.